Nim the Cleaner “Few things are worth pursuing – but a complete spellbook is one of them.” – Nim Favourite spell: Steam Beam Not only vaporizes enemies, the steam also removes grease stains from the dining hall flagstones. A less-fortunate student at the Astral Academy, Nim finances the Academy fees by working as a cleaner before and after classes. The mysteriously masked caretaker is a taciturn mystery who prefers short conversations and solitude. Nim is eager to collect the Nine Parchments, for a completed spellbook means a swift end to a life of servitude at the Astral Academy.
Owl the Mechanical Owl “Think, Owl, think. If Owl were a parchment, where would Owl hide?” – Owl Favourite spell: Electric Bolt It’s easy to be charmed by a high-speed lightning projectile that stuns its targets. So much potential for experimentation, observation and unintended lightning injuries! Owl is a self-aware mechanical creature and one of the many peculiar oddities of the Astral Academy. Being capable of casting spells and learning magic, Owl was accepted to study a couple of years ago. It seems to have a knack for lightning spells. Owl is curious, analytical, perky and completely lacks all common […]
Carabel the Glacial Fortunately, I’m not afraid of hard work… or doing it all by myself. – Carabel, Head of the Astral Academy Student Committee Favourite spell: Frost Cloud A chilly spell for a hothead. An efficient and exciting way to start a career in ice sculpting. The Astral Academy’s precious spell parchments are gone, and Carabel is determined to help retrieve them – and to have the adventure of a lifetime! Coming from a long line of Ice Wizards, Carabel’s childhood bedtime stories were populated by these heroic wizarding stalwarts. She yearns to follow in their footsteps, to leave her […]
This update has been long overdue but it’s finally here! We have updated Has-Been Heroes with some cool new features, and fixed a lot of issues that have been reported to us. Thank you all for your input, we hope you enjoy the new stuff. 🙂 Here is the change log: Added information about the heroes to the Heroes menu Added more spell effects (visual) Gameplay: Herald of Gales boss melee hits from 6 to 5 and Max Stamina from 18 to 16 Gameplay: Fire now removes freeze on enemies who are immune to fire Gameplay: Fixed the Charm bug […]
Rudolfus the Strange “They say curiosity killed the cat, but I don’t think the proverbial cat knew how to conjure hexes.” – Rudolfus the Strange Favourite spell: Certain Death Spray A dangerous spell with dangerous effects for its caster. But happily enough, Rudolfus loves dancing on the edge of trouble. A student of the sinister death magics, Rudolfus is aspiring to become a warlock. As for his background, no one knows where he came from. There’s also some speculation whether or not he is a werecat, or a cat turned into a man, or a man turned into a cat; […]
Gislan of Alcyon “By the groves of Alcyon, we will find those Parchments!” – Gislan of Alcyon Favourite spell: Poison Flower There is something satisfying about planting flowers, and Gislan does not discriminate when it comes to what kind of flowers are in question. Gislan is the youngest member of a coven of verdant witches. She hails from Alcyon, the sacred island of trees, and was sent to the Astral Academy as part of an exchange program – the witches share their knowledge of the verdant healing arts with one of the wizards in exchange for the wisdom imparted upon […]
Marvek the Torrid “When I was young, the roads were even longer, and all uphill!” – Marvek, on the path of adventure Favourite spell: Huge Fireball Convenient when baking multiple batches of cookies. Also useful for incinerating monsters! And teammates. Marvek had it all planned. Just a few more busy years of running their small bakery, and after that he and his wife Poppy could retire to a small beach house. Those golden years dreams went up in smoke when Marvek’s magical talents manifested for the first time. An accidental fireball burned the bakery to a crisp and left him […]
Cornelius Crownsteed “Nobody will laugh when I collect my Nine Parchments!” – Cornelius of the noble house of Crownsteed Favourite spell: Small Fireball They may be small, but they still count as fireballs! A group of would-be wizards are studying in the hallowed halls of the Astral Academy, each eager to complete their spellbooks with nine spell parchments. When an unfortunate incident takes place in the Academy Library, the students have an opportune moment to skip tedious classes and graduate much faster than they could have hoped for. One of these initiative-taking students is young lord Crownsteed, who is hoping […]
Boom! It’s official – Nine Parchments is heading to Nintendo Switch later this year! We’ve been super happy with how Has-Been Heroes has done on Switch since the launch, so we’re very excited about bringing Nine Parchments there as well. (It’s a really cool system!) We’ve kept quiet about the game for quite some time now so it’s cool to finally break the silence and show some new footage This is our new trailer showcasing the wizard mayhem to come: New Screenshots Features • Wield the power of the elements and master a diverse and ever-changing arsenal of spells • […]
With Has-Been Heroes, we set out to make a challenging game, and it looks like we succeeded! We’ve seen some great videos, guides, wiki entries and all kinds of amazing content from our Has-Been Heroes players and a select few have already unlocked all the heroes. As a tribute to the best of the best, we’ve opened up a site called the Hall of Heroes at www.has-beenheroes.com It’s a hall of fame of sorts, where we’re going to list the players with full, 100% completion of the game. As far as we know, nobody has 100% yet! Are you up […]
We are super excited to announce our new game My Space Van. Game is developed in co-operation with Amistech Games, creators of the open-world survival game My Summer Car. My Space Van is set in the year 2995, where Finland is very powerful country in space. You are playing as young and reckless van driver in space and your parents are away on holiday on Mars. A VRR (Virtual Van Reality) trailer is now out on YouTube, showing the wonders of having a van in space. Check out the trailer from below! As all the Frozenbyte games before, My Space […]
We are happy to announce that the US and global Steam release of Has-Been Heroes is finally here! Check out the release trailer from below. Who else is excited about the game? We know we are! Has-Been Heroes is a roguelike game developed by Frozenbyte in partnership with GameTrust, and it’s now available on Steam for all regions! The game is also available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in North America. The release for other regions is slated for early next week on April 4th. You can also find some fresh new screenshots below.