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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Heroes Of Kalevala Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

MythPeople recently announced the release of Heroes of Kalevala, a new match-3 and village building game. The game offers over 140 levels, eight powerful heroes, dozens of buildings to purchase, and four different environments.

"Our goal was to create a carefully crafted state of the art premium match-3 game with some casual strategy elements in the form of village building.", commented Sampo Töyssy, one of the developers. "Based on the initial response the game should appeal to almost anyone who enjoys playing a well polished game. According to our own play tests, the game should offer at least 8 hours of unique content. Probably it'll take longer for most to play through the levels. As a bonus the game also offers an unique glimpse into some interesting Finnish mythology. And yes, my name originates from Kalevala. It's quite a common name here in Finland as there are around 3000 Sampos here."

Heroes of Kalevala has two main ingredients: a premium quality match-3 game and a village building meta game. The match-3 game features special blocks like ice, spreading tar, lock bomb puzzles, and 8 different hero tiles. Tar and locked bombs are probably something unique to this game and they've been used to create unique challenges throughout the game. The game has over 140 hand made levels in total. The team wanted to create a state of the art match-3 gaming experience that improves on the great match-3 games of the past and adds a handful of new twists.

In the village building game the player can buy buildings and plants with the coins received from playing the match-3 game. Each villager needs at least one tree that produces happiness to become happy. The amount of happy villagers determines how much bonus coins the player receives after each match-3 level.

Heroes of Kalevala also tells a story of a tribe that arrives into the land of Kalevala and starts to build villages. As the game name suggests, they will meet the mythical Heroes of Kalevala who will aid them in the fight against the evil witch Louhi. The ultimate goal is to acquire a fabled device called Sampo that would produce endless wealth for the villagers. The story aims to immerse the player with hand drawn full screen graphics and voice overs.

  • Eight powerful heroes with distinct abilities
  • Match and build your very own custom village
  • Earn coins from your village
  • Over 140 unique hand made levels
  • Beautiful hand drawn graphics
  • Story with English language voice overs
  • Four different environments with original theme music
  • Several hours of original gameplay
  • Play as long as you like after completing the story
  • Dozens of buildings and plants to purchase
  • Unique match-3 mechanics like tar fight and lock bombs
Heroes of Kalevala requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and costs $9.95. Follow the link below for more information.

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