Atakama Labs’ Little Cave Hero is a city building game that stands out on Facebook with a retro 8-bit art style and humorous quest text. The game launched April 14 after a short beta period, which began March 24.
Your town has just been destroyed by dastardly monsters from the deep and it’s up to you and your Facebook friends to rebuild it! Travel underground, dig up buried treasures, fight terrifying monsters, solve perplexing puzzles, and be all the hero you can be! This retro inspired game features hand-crafted pixel/voxel art never before seen on Facebook.
Little Cave Hero blends RPG elements by sending the player’s little hero out into the caves to complete missions. Players start the game being informed that their existing town was destroyed and that they need to rebuild it.
Players can construct farms, quarries and carpentries, as well as social buildings like a town square. The social element to gameplay comes from inviting your friends to populate farms and assist the king in a number of quests.
Core gameplay comes from exploring caves that are arranged by grids of squares. Clicking a square clears that portion of the cave, players gain experience points and in-game currency at the cost of energy per square clicked. Caves also feature monsters and a single treasure chest.
The objective is to get to the treasure chest using the least amount of energy. The treasure chest provides you a score card and rewards you on your performance. Caves become increasingly complex as players unlock new ones to explore by completing simple “rescue the princess” or “find the treasure” quests.
Little Cave Hero is based on a funny dialog between the King and you, being an Icebreaker to the game development, and breaking the monotony of the quest.
Little Cave Hero features a lot of free gifts, buildings, crafting materials and paid currency. Little Cave Hero as a good social game balance: Players gather resources to create new buildings, use these buildings to create new tools to find better items and resources that can be used to create even more imponent buildings.
Little Cave Hero also offers players a design studio where can customize their own 8-bit decorations, or design them from templates. Only two self made items can be saved to a player’s game at one time, but the player may build as many of the custom decorations in their village as they like without having to spend in-game currency on the construction.
Little Cave Hero monetizes by selling a premium in-game currency, crowns.
The social aspect of Little Cave Hero is set to develop beyond building farms and inviting friends to inhabit them. More to come can be expected.
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