Backpack Hero Now Available on Steam Early Access

Show off those inventory management skills.
Show off those inventory management skills. Jaspel

When playing RPGs, one of the challenges that players face is managing items in the inventory. The goal is to bring as many items as possible to the base to sell or keep.

If you're the type who loves inventory management more than the adventure itself, Backpack Hero could be the game for you. It's now available on Steam Early Access. If you're quick about it, you can enjoy the introductory offer of 10% off until August 23.

What's the game about? It's actually a twist on the standard deck-building roguelike. It isn't just about what's inside the bag but also how they're organized. That's because how the items are placed inside the bag has a huge effect on the power.

While the game is about organizing the backpack, there's more to it than that. Players also get to explore different areas like ancient dungeons, caves, and swamps, to name a few. There are also many animals to encounter that can become friends or foes.

Features of the game are:

  • Collect hundreds of rare items.
    • Each item has unique effects and can be good in the right arrangement.
  • ​Battle with more than 40 enemies.
    • Enemies have varied attacks.
    • Learn their attack patterns and defeat them.
  • Endless dungeons to explore.
    • Randomly generated levels have unique layouts, interesting events, and unpredictable challenges.

To know if you can play the game, the minimum system requirements for PC are:

  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10, and Windows 11
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX10, DX11, DX12 capable
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 250 MB available space


The development team revealed the roadmap which showed that the full release is expected in April 2023. Other pieces of content dropping before then are:

  • August 2022
    • Early Access.
    • Monthly Item Update.
  • September 2022
    • New character Satchel to be released.
    • Monthly Item Update.
  • October 2022
    • New dungeon to explore.
    • Curse rebalancing.
    • Reactionary attacks.
    • Spooky items.
  • November 2022
    • New character Pochette to be released.
    • New enemies.
    • Monthly Item Update.
  • December 2022
    • New NPCs.
    • Monthly Item Update.
    • Holiday item.
  • February 2023
    • Explore Orderia.
    • New challenges.
    • Craft your own town.
  • March 2023
    • New character Duffel to be released.
    • Monthly Item Update.

Get Backpack Hero on Steam.

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