• Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Its East vs West in the Hero Academy League!

    Its hotting up in the Hero Academy League! Today marks the beginnings of an East vs West competition! Players will be able to join either the East or West team depending on their location in the USA. European players are placed into either East or West depending on numbers and balance reasons.

    Here are the standings in each team so far:


    • Brian (Captain)
    • Art
    • GG
    • Aaron
    • H_ngm_n
    • Blobertson
    • Altar
    • Santiagio17
    • RunpTrun
    • C0ldf1r3
    • CountVlad
    • VanQ


    • Raptor (Captain)
    • Matt (Co-Captain and Spreadsheet Master)
    • Drv
    • Ragnaok
    • Steven
    • Murder
    • Morden
    • Ultimateceej
    • Tabby_Nat
    • z3phyr
    • Normak
    • AnalogyShark
    • JuiceTin

    If you would like to join in the competition just post your interest in the Hero Academy League forums. May the best team win!

    If you are not a member of the League then why not sign up? The Hero Academy League features dedicated players of various skill levels and includes its own leaderboard and matchmaking tools.

    Game Informer’s Director’s Cut interview with Patrick Hudson

    In the latest edition of Game Informer you will find an interview with Robot Entertainment’s CEO, Patrick Hudson. There is also a directors cut version of this interview available online at the Game Informer website. The interview discusses the Halo MMO that was cancelled mid-development at Ensemble Studios and then goes on to talk about the visions for Robot Entertainment including the desire to work on smaller scale products with shorter development times. This vision has been realised already with Orcs Must Die! and Hero Academy which have been markedly smaller projects than say, Halo Wars at Ensemble.

    We didn’t want to go out and start pitching publishers and trying to raise money for a big game. That was a bit of a driver. But the biggest driver was, “Hey, we don’t want to sign up for another three-year slog.” It’s just tough to go through that over and over again. We were ready for something different. – Patrick Hudson

    The interview is definitely worth checking out. There is also some tidbits about Hero Academy and Patrick’s thought on the App Store and mobile gaming markets. Go forth and check out Game Informer’s website!

    Hero Academy Professor

    The Hero Academy Professor blog is my second attempt at creating a guide to competitive gameplay within the Hero Academy community. This blog will, over time, feature in-depth guides to each unit, race, map, spell – everything you can ask for, I’ll talk about it! In addition, I’ll post screenshots and analyses for a few of my games when I can in order to give some ”real world” examples for applying the strategies and tips I’ll be discussing. There is also a discussion thread on the Robot Entertainment forums where I encourage everyone to participate in the discussions of the topics I bring up, as well as share your own advice and opinions so that I may incorporate it into the blog. In the future, I hope to host a variety of tournaments and challenges for the community to participate in!

    Orcs Must Die! 2 gameplay footage of 3rd map

    Orcs Must Die! 2 gameplay footage of 2nd map

    Orcs Must Die 2 Co-op play as Warmage

    Intverview with Justin Kortoff Robot Entertainment Comunity Manager UNCUT!