Heroines of Swords & Spells

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An epic and funny jRPG adventure with intricately detailed world and story. Guide a party of wayward heroines through the perils of this fantasy world.

Heroines of Swords & Spells. Act I
Version: 1.5 Demo
Category: humorous epic JRPG.
Autor: Kirill “Kirillkrm” Pestryakov.
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Game engine: RPG Maker MV.
Graphics: RTP + purchased graphic packs + Creative Commons CC0 + brushes by Tr0yka (https://pixiv.me/tr0yka).
Music and sounds: Alec Koff (https://audiojungle.net/user/alec_koff) + RTP audio.
Game time: 20+ hours.
Languages: Russian and English.

Download links (demo):
1. Yandex Drive
2. Google Drive

Social:
1. https://www.facebook.com/Kirillkrm/
2. https://vk.com/kirillkrm
3. https://kirillkrm.livejournal.com/
4. https://twitter.com/Kirillkrm1

Synopsis
Once upon a time, in a faraway border town, lost deep in the dense forests of the Old Rodonia, the paths of four young maidens converged. Each of them failed in the profession they’d chosen, shunned by those closest to them. Wishing to prove their worth others, especially to their own selves, the girls set forward on a dangerous adventure. Thus begins the story of their journey. You will not find neither chosen ones fated to win nor the ever-present isekai heroes from the other worlds. This is a story about those striving to make themselves through struggles companionship and witty banter!

Heroines of Swords & Spells is more than just a game. It’s a whole book that will appeal to the old school RPG lovers: more than 150 thousand lines of dialogues and no less than 20 hours of gameplay. Heroines of Swords & Spells is an epic fantasy JRPG journey! If you enjoy reading and exploring the detailed world, you’ll surely love this game. Especially if you fancy humorous fantasy.

Heroines of Swords & Spells is mostly about interacting with NPCs and having fun, but the players will have their share of troublesome battles. Countless enemies will make you think of the best tactics, the dungeons are full of ambushes and traps. You will lead a party of four:

• a naive thief, always ready to give away the shirt off her back;
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• a hyperactive mage with an empty spellbook;
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• a cowardly warrior from a noble family;
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• a beautiful priest whose prayer is just a teeny-tiny bit weak… ish.
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Those ready to lead the dream team should expect:
1. Suspenseful humorous plot with tons of dialogues, books and world lore.
2. A battle system with no equipment farming, no auto-leveling enemies and no random encounters (yes, we also hate those).
3. Intricated locations with non-linear quest system.
4. Tons of equipment including four legendary combination artifacts.
5. A multitude of Easter eggs and takeoffs on the good games of old.

Good luck to everyone who decides to play this game. May merciful Svetodar help you!

Video and screenshots:

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Credits:
In this game I used several assets courtesy of: Avery, Whtdragon, Mmaia, Indrah, Lorc, Delapouite and Viscious Speed, Guardinthena, PandaMaru, Chalkdust, Aleph Null, Aesica, Dragoonwys, Luar Zero, Alex Yago, Fuffydud
 
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I am loving this game, has anyone got the answers for the statue in the library, I have been trying forever and cant get them all right.
 

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I am loving this game, has anyone got the answers for the statue in the library, I have been trying forever and cant get them all right.

Hi. Publicly I would not like to say how to pass the quest, but in a personal message I can write
 

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I just completed your game, it was the best jrpg i have played in a long time. Every aspect of the game was on point. Any idea when act 2 will be done? Also do you have any other games out?

Hi. Publicly I would not like to say how to pass the quest, but in a personal message I can write
I understand. I was able to figure it out. Your game rocks, i was sad to reach the end, it definitely leaves you wanting more.
 

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The second act will be in 2021, I could have done it faster, but the main work takes too much time.

I have another game on VX Ace, but much worse and not translated into English.

I understand. I was able to figure it out. Your game rocks, i was sad to reach the end, it definitely leaves you wanting more.

Thanks! So far, the vast majority of players and reviews come from my compatriots, but it's nice to know that the transfer costs were not in vain either.
 

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I'm really enjoying this game but I'm having a brain glitch. I can't remember where the warrior is that wants the sausages and whatnot. Any help here?
 

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I'm really enjoying this game but I'm having a brain glitch. I can't remember where the warrior is that wants the sausages and whatnot. Any help here?

Hello. If I understand correctly, you are looking for a rowdy man in the brig. He is located in the basement of the Guild of Warriors, but it is not a fact that you have a passage there right now. There are two ways to get down to the basement, but one is limited in time.
 

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Oh, no wonder I can't get back there. When does it open up again, if it does? Thanks for your reply.
 

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Oh, no wonder I can't get back there. When does it open up again, if it does? Thanks for your reply.

If you complete all the quests in the Guild of Warriors, the way to the basement will open a second time, forever.
 

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im having a problem with the quest of the warriors guild...
i dont know where to find "my employer" as requested by Lieutenant Novik... where can i find this "employer"?
 

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im having a problem with the quest of the warriors guild...
i dont know where to find "my employer" as requested by Lieutenant Novik... where can i find this "employer"?


You need to talk to one of the merchants (either a rat dealer or a slime dealer)
 

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I'm playing the demo. Is the full game available as a PC standalone or is it only available on Steam?
 

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I'm playing the demo. Is the full game available as a PC standalone or is it only available on Steam?

The full version of the game is only available on Steam
 

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Congratulations on releasing your game on Steam!

Have you only advertised your game on Steam (via the release) and this forum?
And are your sales above or below what you expected?

Keep up the good work!
 

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Congratulations on releasing your game on Steam!

Thanks!

Have you only advertised your game on Steam (via the release) and this forum?

Not only that, I was also looking for people on YouTube and Twitch who might like the game. Gave them the keys.

And are your sales above or below what you expected?

I didn't have any special expectations, but I was satisfied with the results. The only point is that 70% of buyers are Russian, perhaps because it is much easier for me to promote the project in my native language.
 

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The game has got a major update v1.5. The screenshots and links to the demo in the title post have been changed.

With the 1.5 update introduced, the demo now contains Act I (full version), except for the Green Furies DLC. The Heroines of Swords & Spells demo is also available on Steam, but buying the game will give you access to achievements, cards and other community items, and also will be of great help to me.

The main changes:
1) New large portraits by Tr0yka, our artist (main characters only);
2) New cutscenes by Tr0yka;
3) Slightly reworked the balance. E.g. Meat Shield state is now removed by Fear. This means that Anastasia will no longer be able to cover her friends when she's in frightened state
4) Several game maps (mostly streets) were redrawn.
5) The English version of the game has undergone through some changes too. A number of hard-to-pronounce Slavic names and places have been adapted for the English speaking. For example, the surname "Strizhinsky" is now translated as "the Swifts". Anastasia Strizhinskaya became Anastasia Swift, and Strizhinsk was changed to Swifton. Being the creator of this world, this decision was not an easy one for me, but hopefully the adaptation of difficult to pronounce Russian names will make it easier for people to understand and enjoy the game.

v1.5 screenshots:
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Also on April 15th a DLC called Green Furies is going to be released. The DLC is not free, but the price is quite a bargain.


The DLC includes a separate game scenario about the four evil, greedy, but cute (in their own way) goblinettes. An 'anti-heroic' team of rival protagonists.

The Green Furies scenario should take around 7+ hours to finish. As with the main campaign, the main emphasis in the DLC is on the story, jokes and dialogues. The player will have to read a lot and, of course, understand what is written.
Anyone who decides to go down the wrong path of anti-heroism with the goblinettes should expect:
1. Four new playable characters, each with unique personality traits that affect gameplay;
2. New story and side quests with a variety of playthrough options;
3. A small but ready to be explored goblin cave;
4. Engaging bosses and some original equipment.

I have to note that the DLC scenario is designed for experienced players who are familiar with the story of the main campaign, the world lore and gameplay mechanics. If you haven't played Heroines of Swords & Spells, rushing to buy Green Furies DLC may not be the best decision as far as I'm concerned, but it’s still up to you.

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Green Furies DLC is released!

 

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