Will there be more updates?
A downloadable game for Windows
HOTAR is a singleplayer RPG about fighting bosses and arming your soldiers making them stronger and more dangerous. You will have to figure out the correct tactics and also get the right gear (e.g. some which provides you a certain resistance to a magic school) to be able to defeat a boss. If you enter a dungeon, the configuration of your party may also be crucial for your success. Different character classes offer different abilities and spells which you might need to control and defeat your enemies but also to heal and strengthen your own group members.
In the world of Hotar usually you will control a small group of 3 members which will gain experience and loot from each defeated enemy. However to face stronger opponents you will have to enter dungeons. These are special areas designed for bigger parties (6, 10, 15 or 20 people). In the game you will meet NPCs which will allow you to recruit further party members for some gold. These members initially will have a very poor gear but they will start at a higher level so you don't have to train them all the way up from the beginning. Any time you will have access to the pool of your group members and can decide which of them should fight the next battle to adapt your group to the current situation.
This game feels very much like an MMORPG with the difference that you can control all the involved characters by yourself. During battles the game can be paused so you can give orders to your people e.g. to use a spell or to move so you have enough time to control even the largest groups.
Some of the features the game currently has to offer:
+ 8 character classes
+ Level 50 as the highest possible level which can be reached
+ Dozens of different talents, magical spells and abilities
+ Loot system: random items dropped by all monsters and specific, generally better items dropped by bosses
+ A crafting system
+ Usable items, i.e. potions (more to come)
+ Different qualities of the items: bad, normal, magical, rare and epic
+ Big levels which are filled with new enemies every time you re-enter. This way you can look for (specific) gear until you have what you need to proceed or try to reach even higher levels to become even stronger. You can also defeat a boss multiple times in a row if you have to.
+ Dungeons which can be entered by parties of 6, 10, 15 or 20 people only
+ Pause the game any time during battle to give orders to your characters
+ English and German localization
+ Much more areas
+ Much more bosses and other monsters
+ More talents, spells and abilities to come
+ More items
+ Further kinds of items, e.g. arrows
|Tags||Boss battle, Character Customization, Crafting, Magic, Monsters, Singleplayer, Tactical, Tactical RPG, Team-Based, upgrades|
|Average session||Days or more|
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Not sure, I didnt work on the game for some months now as there aren't many people interested in it, it seems. I would have to do more marketing and such but I don't really want to spend my time and effort on these aspects.
I downloaded it because it really looks awesome. But everytime I open it, it just says it's stopped working. I can't find anything on the forums or the comments here, about it even. I guess I'm the only one that's had this problem? Gives no insight as to why it stopped working either. Would really really like to play this :)
Have you installed OpenAl via oalinst.exe (Hotar\Dependencies)?
Yes. I installed the file that came with the game. It still just says not responding right away when I open it :( I really do want to try this!
Hm, some information about your system would be helpful (OS, hardware...). What you can try is install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, this might help but I'm not sure. Please tell me if it helps or not. If it really helps then I will add it to the installation instructions.
I have problems with most of the games I've downloaded from here. Windows 10, AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon. 8gb ram. Anything specific you'd like to know? I tried to install, and it said a newer one was already installed. That shouldn't matter should it? Or does it depend on something that's in an older version that's not in a newer version?
is this game online?
if not than it will make it cooler!
This game is and will always be 100% singleplayer, no multiplayer here. It is the main idea of the game that you must manage all the characters by yourself and also select the right classes and find out the right tactics to be victorious.
Just for update:
Meanwhile it is possible to level to 50 and there are a lot more new features, spells, talents, maps and of course monsters in game and I'm constantly adding new content (see forums or twitter) :-)
This game is pretty neat! The combat is nice, loot is cool and there's lots of party members to level and gear up.
Currently there's content up to level 20 but we should get more content soon as the developer seems active!
With the update 0.1.03 it is possible to level up to 30-35. In the next update I am planning to bring at least one new area so it will be possible to level approximately up to 40-45. Until the end of the year first level 50 content should be available!
The first update of HOTAR is released!
It holds a new map, new monsters, spells and some talents, too. You will find the complete list of changes on the forums.
Looks very interesting. I hope the development will continue, looking forward for new content :)