A downloadable game for Windows

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These are not Heroes (TANH) is a shmup + deckbuilder with 4 unique heroes and ~146 cards to collect. It's in development, so your feedback on bugs and balance is greatly appreciated! 


+ Deck Builder

Collect energy from destroyed enemies

To cast cards during gameplay, cards will give you weapons, upgrades, or wild abilities to help you in battle



Gamepad Preferred

ActionMouse / KBGamepad (X Box One)
MoveWASD / Arrow KeysLeft Analog or D-Pad
ShootLeft Alt / Left MouseA button
Alt ShootLeft Ctrl / Middle MouseY button
Card MenuE or Q Left / Right Shoulder Bumpers
Cast Card
Space / Right Mouse
X button
Precision ModeLeft ShiftLeft / Right Triggers



Main Weapon: Combo Blaster 

Shoots faster the higher her multiplier is

Alt Weapon: Shield Barrier

Blocks enemy projectiles, allows for her projectiles to pass through


Lou is the leader of the crew. Her alternate weapon is the shield barrier, which protects her while she fires behind it. Many of her cards grant Sword Shot, a large and slow moving, highly damaging projectile.


Main Weapon: Combo Daggers

Shoots an extra projectile per Combo Point (CP)

Alt Weapon: Clutch Bombs

Shoots a high damage, explosive bomb for each CP


Lou's twin, Clutch is the outsider, a wild gambling, cheating, albeit highly talented thief. He lives life dangerously but would do anything for his crew. He gains CP when grazing projectiles, and he can spend that CP on cards or his Alt Weapon.


Main Weapon: Energy Hammers

Rapid firing spinning hammers

Alt Weapon: EMP Mines

Stuns and freezes enemies caught in its AoE


Razz is a mastermind tinkerer and occasional chaotic breaker-er of all things mechanical. Instead of standard weapons, she summons drones that surround her ship. Each drone has a secondary function that happens when she discharges them.


Main Weapon: Heavy Metal Spikes

Shoots extra spikes the less health Alph has

Alt Weapon: Battle Axe

A long lasting, spinning axe that damage all that it touches. Cooldown is set by enemies destroyed.


Alph is a mysterious space barbarian that wields his giant axe and lightning magic. He rarely speaks and seems content to perpetually be destroying enemies on the battlefield. Many of his cards cost health to cast, and he deals more projectiles the lower health he has. 

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreShooter, Card Game
Made withUnity, Blender
TagsArcade, Deck Building, Roguelite, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)


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these-are-not-heroes-windows.zip 49 MB
Version 7

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