Factsheet

Developer:
Parallel Circles
Based in Manchester, UK

Release date:
August 2nd, 2018

Platforms:
Steam (PC, Mac, Linux)
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4 (Jan 14th, 2020)
Xbox One / Windows 10 (TBD)

Website:
parallelCircles.com

Regular Price:

USD$9.99

Description

Flat Heroes is a fast-paced, minimalist and very intense action platformer featuring super frenetic sessions for 1 or up to 4 players. Each player controls a little square, but don’t be fooled by its apparent simplicity. Thanks to its tight controls and fine-tuned design Flat Heroes will make you feel like a ninja while trying to survive wave after wave of challenging enemies and bosses in over 300 handcrafted levels. The game also features a unique minimalist style based on graphic design approaches like Flat Design and Material Design. Grab your friends and loved ones, it’s time to be a Flat Hero!

History

After a few years working in AAA game development we finally had the courage to form our own 2 person studio and work on our dream project. A highly polished platforming game with tight controls and a lot of care put into game-feel. To be played on your own or with your friends. This is how Flat Heroes came into being.

Features

  • Intuitive and precise controls, anyone can play, but with a really high skill ceiling
  • Play on your own or share the experience with up to 3 friends on all modes
  • More than 300 carefully crafted levels to create frenetic challenges
  • Drop-in and drop-out co-op for all kinds of players. The goal is to have fun!
  • For more competitive players the game offers 4 different versus modes. Prove that you control your square better than anyone!
  • Face 10 epic final Bosses
  • Unlimited survival levels with daily challenges and leaderboards
  • Versus Modes offer you and your friends an option to compete against each other

Videos

Flat heroes - Launch Trailer YouTube

Flat heroes - Release Date Trailer YouTube

Flat heroes - Friends Trailer YouTube

Flat Heroes - Slow Mo Elegance Trailer  YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (58MB)
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09. Battle Versus.gif
10. Campaign Targeters.gif
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12. arrowsTargettes.gif
15. BetterWithFriends.gif
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FlatHeroesSwitchFriends.gif
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nominated to 'Best Game Design', 'Best Original Idea', 'Best Debut', 'Best Console Game' Awards - GAMELAB." Barcelona, Spain, 2019
  • "Winner of 'Best Design' Award - Valencia Indie Summit." Valencia, Spain, 2019
  • "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 " - " 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.

/r/FlatHeroes/
For all the redditors! reddit.com.


About Parallel Circles

Boilerplate
Parallel Circles is a massive videogames company composed by Lucas González Hernanz and Roger Valldeperas that makes small but madly polished games.

More information
More information on Parallel Circles, our logo & relevant media are available here.


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

Josef Who? (@josefwho)
Fancy publishing and producing


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