• Hero Academy is coming to Android and other news

    In this week’s MMM blog entry, Robot’s Community Manager Justin Korthof verified that Hero Academy would indeed be coming to Android. He also gave a nod to Robot Fans. Justin even used the term “proper” in referring to us. I guess that means we have some street cred.

     Read the full blog entry here

    A very Hungry Hippo takes over the OMD! leaderboard and reveals tactics

    Recently the War Mage difficulty high scores have been falling like rocks because of a new tactic used by OMD player and Robot forum member hungryhungryhipp. talked to HHH and asked him for some info on the tactic. He supplied us with the following explanation and video to show it.

    The crux of the way to get higher scores is to utilise weapon switching between the XBow and the BladeStaff. By doing this successfully you can get an extra combo on each orc which is a MASSIVE difference in the score. You lose out a little by performing a combat kill instead of letting the traps finish the job but the difference is still worth it.

    Here’s what I try to do:

    1. When the orcs approach the killbox, use the bladestaff. Stand at the back or offset on your trap by the tar, so that the orcs get effected by as many traps as possible.
    2. When the orc steps onto the tar/grinder quickly switch to the Xbow and finish the job.
    3. Switch back onto the bladestaff again for more combo building.

    it’s a dead simple process but i’ve not seen anyone else doing this as a full on strat.

    When the orcs are thicker, you need to spend more time on the Xbow to stop the grinder getting jammed up. you basically need to utilise every moment that you would be uselessly swinging the blade staff to the Xbow instead, back and forth to get the most combo points.

    Before you get all your traps etc setup you will find that the Xbox is generally better. Once all the traps are in place you will spend more time on the Bladestaff as the orcs don’t jam up the grinder as much.

    Using this with the right killbox traps can allow you to score 9x combos on the orcs occasionally, and pretty consistent 7x and 8x combos. Even with the barricades you can still pull off 11x Combos on the ogres with this as well.

    Rogotin’s theorycrafting and Radiokenny’s testing find the x14 position

    Ok, Get ready for your mind to be blown OMD players. Robot Fans has confirmed with video evidence that the setup for the x14 combo in Orcs Must Die! is  possible. What does this mean? It means that Rogotin and RadioKenny have found a position in the game where 14 traps and other combos can be applied to an Ogre at the same time. The two players asked to keep the video private until further testing can be completed. The duo recently provided video of the worlds first x13 combo, It was also thought to be impossible before it was proven on the Twin Halls map.

    Will they be able to complete the x14 and will the game actually display it? I guess time will tell.

    Hero Academy featured on Dorkly

    Hats off to moncole on the Robot Entertainment forums who picked up on Hero Academy featuring on the home page of Dorkly today. In case you didnt know, Dorkly produce some very amusing online comic strips from various video games. Its actually run by the same guys behind College Humour.

    Anywho, check out their piece on Hero Academy which went up today, its great to see the game getting exposure like this!

    Check out the full post on Dorkly below: 

    Robot’s Chris Moffitt shares some personal art with fans

    Robot character artist Chris "MUPPETMAN" Moffitt was kind enough to share some of his personal art with us this week. When he’s not working on great games at Robot Entertainment, he also does all types of sketches and other pieces of art. We hope to spend some time soon and interview Chris about the process of creating characters for video games. Chris also has a personal website where you can check out more of his work. Just go to

    Anatomy of the x13 video series published

    Players wanting to know how the x13 was solved in Orcs Must Die will enjoy a new three part series about the accomplishment. The 45 minute guide takes you through the thought process and strategies that were used to solve the puzzle. Radiokenny also supplied the onslaught files that were used to make the video.

    Part one of the Anatomy of the x13

    Part two of the Anatomy of the x13

    Part three of the Anatomy of the x13

    Modded onslaught files download interviews Justin Korthof about Hero Academy

    Click here to listen to the interview