Parallel Circles
Based in Manchester, UK

Release date:
September 8, 2016

Steam (PC, Mac, Linux)


Regular Price:



Flat Heroes is a minimalist super intense local multiplayer game with special care put into the game-feel and polishing of every detail in a trendy graphic experience. The game includes multiple cooperative and competitive modes for 1-4 players and features squares!


Stuff happened, then Flat Heroes happened.


  • We have focused on creating a really tight, intuitive and responsive control, allowing players to move freely around the game area in a super fluid way.
  • The game features a unique and minimalist visual style based on the latest graphic design trends. Animations, effects and movements are carefully executed to offer a neat and smooth experience.
  • Up to 4 players will be able to enjoy an amazingly challenging experience with the Waves mode, an intense cooperative experience featuring over 90 challenging levels where they will have to fight many different enemies and multiple epic bosses. Solo players will find in this mode a really challenging adventure if that's what they seek!
  • And for competitive players, Flat Heroes includes a wide range of versus modes that offer completely different experiences and highlight very different skills. They are perfect to play with friends, but AI is also available to widen the possibilities or train hard.
  • Flat Heroes features a code-driven graphic style, meaning that all shapes and animations in the game are generated in code, which allows us to feature a really smooth and versatile animation set.
  • Thanks to the variety of modes and set-ups available, all players are welcome regardless of gaming experience!


Flat heroes - Friends Trailer YouTube

Flat Heroes - Slow Mo Elegance Trailer  YouTube

Flat Heroes - Coop Gameplay YouTube

Flat Heroes - Versus Gameplay  YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (26MB)

Note that gifs run at 30fps, the game is actually smoother than that!



Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of 'Most Addictive Game' Award - Indie Developer Burger Awards." Barcelona, Spain, 2017
  • "Nominated to A MAZE. Awards - A MAZE." Berlin, Germany, 2017
  • "Nominated to Gamer's Voice Multiplayer Award - SXSW" Austin, Texas, 2017
  • "Nominated to Best Gameplay - AZPlay" Bilbao, Spain, 2016
  • "Official Selection - LeftField Collection, EGX" Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016
  • "Official Selection - Radius Vienna" Vienna, Austria, 2016
  • "Official Selection - Develop: Brighton" Brighton, United Kingdom, 2016
  • "Official Selection - DigitALL" Valencia, Spain, 2016
  • "Official Selection - Feral Vector" Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom, 2016
  • "Official Selection - Now Play This" London, United Kingdom, 2016

Selected Articles

  • "A masterclass in game-feel"
    - Graham Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "There’s Super Meat Boy, there’s N++, and now there’s this."
    - Graham Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Flat Heroes turns elegance into a deadly weapon"
    - Matthew Kim, Kill Screen
  • "Flat Heroes: Ensayo sobre el game feel"
    - chiconuclear, Anait Games (ES)
  • "Un digno aspirante al trono de Super Meat Boy y N++"
    - R.Márquez, Vidaextra (ES)
  • "El trabajo de Parallel Circles destila amor por lo que llaman "game-feel""
    - Marco Gonzálvez, Zona Red (ES)
  • "This is the best game"
    - Rami Ismail, He said it on twitter!

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Survival demo
Flat Heroes Survival Demo gamejolt.com.

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About Parallel Circles

Parallel Circles is a massive videogames company composed by SuperLemonBits and InspectorRoar that makes small but madly polished games.

More information
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Flat Heroes Credits

Lucas Gonzalez (@SuperLemonBits)
Programmer artist and Fun researcher

Roger Valldeperas (@InspectorRoar)
Organic coder and Physically based designer

Niklas Ström (@salkinitzor)
Audio magician

Christian Björklund
Audio wizard

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks