In 2009, after 1 year of development, Marti Wong released the first version of the web-based flash version of the game. Being 100% free, the game relied on its advertisements to generate enough revenue to sustain itself. Having a big player population was crucial for its survival.
In 2012, following a series of updates, version 0.7 of the game was released, introducing a new business model. Given how the ads generated revenue was barely enough to sustain the game, let alone the author, the game now charged for premium characters, while still being Free To Play. It generated enough money to pay Mr. Wong a full-time salary for more than a year, and he considered setting up an office, but that didn’t last.
Where to start...
July 2014, HFE was eradicated. Hackers seem to have taken a liking to the HF community, apparently. Hacking HF v0.7 with the sole purpose of ruining Mr. Marti's income, and therefore the game's sustainability. Hacking HFE for their petty whims, weakening its fandom (and sadly affecting our brother Little Fighter Empire). Account phishing, to steal premium accounts from the players... jolly good. But you know what? We are still standing, stronger than before.
I have taken over HFE administration September 2014, with Razen's consent, and with the purpose of not only rebuilding it, but making it the greatest Hero Fighter fansite that ever was and ever will be. I have started with the forums, to provide a communication platform for the community. The forums were fairly easy to build, October 2014 they were already on the air with a HF theme. Special thanks to Blue Phoenix for all the help and advice given when I needed! Also thanks to Hero Destroyer for the Header used in the forum's HF theme and current HFE v2.0 banners.
Hero Fighter X has been updated for Android (13-11-2015) and iOS (16-11-2015).
Change log (android: v1.08 - v1.09 | iOS: v1.05a - v1.09):
Hero Fighter X has been updated for Android today. iPhone/iPad version will come soon.
Change log (android: v1.04 -
v1.07 v1.08, ios: v1.04 - v1.05 v1.05a):