Suburbia Collector's Edition

The Hero Trap

A project in New York, NY by SMASHWORX

Funding Successful

Lightning fast roguelike dungeon crawler. Play 3 heroes simultaneously or team up with friends! How far can you get?
Backers: 943
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $26,082 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 14th (32 days)
video gamelinuxmacfantasypcroguelikeps4psvita +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: April 15 @ 00:30 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

The Hero Trap Kickstarter was Trapped by Incompetence

August 29th - via:
The Hero Trap has disappeared, but at at least its developer had the courtesy to say as such. But all is not well in its final update. (Read More)

Hero Trap Kickstarter cancelled

June 28th - via:
Developer Smashworx raised $26,082 to create their hero- switching dungeon crawler Hero Trap back in April 2014 but the project has now been cancelled. (Read More)

Help us bump our Reddit AMA to the top.

April 14th - via:
Hi guys! We are currently doing a Reddit IAMA and Google hangout simultaneously. We need your help! Come watch our google hang out at or ask us a question on reddit to bump us to the top of reddit to gain... (Read More)

T Shirts, Pax and Hanging Out, Oh My!

April 11th - via:
Hi Everyone, Did you know about our Threadless Tier? You receive everything in THRILLSEEKER but you also receive this beautiful silkscreened shirt.  Hope you've all been playing the demo and getting stoked about the last 3 days of the Kickstarter!... (Read More)

Dropbox full :(

April 11th - via:
Hi Everyone, it seems that we had too many downloads of the pre-release demo for Dropbox. We've moved the files over to Google Drive. Go to town!  (Read More)

Her Comes the Demo!

April 9th - via:
Hi Everyone, We've been getting a lot of requests from Youtubers for a demo of the game which we've been handing out, but we figured why not give it to everyone? A word of warning, the game is still very much in development, with only scratch audio... (Read More)

Introducing Female You and SumouNeko

April 4th - via:
Hey you - yes you, you probably know that you start off in The Hero Trap as an unlikely hero, but did you know that that unlikely hero can be a heroine? We've been working on a few different ideas for the female version of "you" and this is what... (Read More)

Greenlit on Steam!

April 3rd - via:
Hi everyone,  The good news is we've been greenlit on Steam! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Press Roundup and New Reward

March 31st - via:
Hi Everyone,  Another amazing week! We're at 70% now with 14 days to go, so thank you for supporting our project! Some of you have been requesting this in private messages and the comments so... we've added another reward tier "THE UNBOXER". This... (Read More)

Killer Queen's creator look to deliver a dungeon-crawler with flamethrowers and bears

March 30th - via:
One of the minds behind of Killer Queen — the "half Joust, half StarCraft" arcade-only game — now is trying his hand at a game people can play in their homes: The Hero Trap, a procedurally generated dungeon-crawler with an unusual roster of characters. (Read More)

Boss Reveal - Giant Robotic Spider

March 27th - via:
Hello True Believers! You may have seen our giant robotic spider (let's call him Bob for now) at the end of the trailer video? He's a boss we've been working on and he's mostly implemented. We'd like to share some of our insights and work on this. ... (Read More)

Stretch Goal "Molten Hell" Concept Art

March 26th - via:
You may have noticed our stretch goals for the game, in particular we've been getting questions about Molten Hell. Molten Hell would be another world, meaning new tilesets, new monsters and new traps! We drew up some concept art to get you guys... (Read More)

New Project Image!

March 25th - via:
Hey everyone, we just switched out our Project Image! Everybody seems to like the Ursador so we decided to feature him more prominently. Let us know what you think in the comments :)  Also, thanks to everyone who came out and checked out our game at... (Read More)

Designing The Norseman

March 24th - via:
Hey Kickstarterers, we wanted to give a bit of insight into the creation process for our initial hero, The Norseman! We felt that every game needed a rough and tumble fighter, but in the early stages we weren’t sure how to present him. Let me break... (Read More)

Steam Greenlight

March 22nd - via:
Hi everyone,  Thanks so much for supporting us so far! We've set up a Steam Greenlight project to further help raise awareness of the game. If you could take a second and vote for our project on Steam Greenlight it would be much appreciated! Here's... (Read More)

The Hero Trap Looks Adorably Gruesome

March 18th - via:
Bite-sized roguelike The Hero Trap is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter and a Greenlight on Steam. (Read More)

An Amazing Start!

March 17th - via:
Hi everyone, let me just take a minute out to thank all of you for your incredible generosity. We've managed to raise over 14,000 dollars so far and are on track towards making our goal. If overfunded we can do even more, making your contribution... (Read More)

The Hero Trap turns dungeon crawlers up to 11, raises $14,000 in a day

March 17th - via:
With fast, energetic roguelike action, The Hero Trap has already captured $14,000 from gamers' wallets. (Read More)

The Hero Trap - Action packed dungeon crawler from SmashWorx (Kickstarter)

March 16th - via:
A glorious treasure has been promised, but all who’ve sought to attain it have found only death. (Read More)

Thank You!

March 14th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Nikita Mikros Talks ‘The Hero Trap’

February 24th - via:
“The Hero Trap,” is a fast-paced cooperative dungeon crawler with a unique twist for those who wish to go at it solo. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!