It was a grand day in 1989 when Quest for Glory first made its appearance. It was a point-and-click adventure game with all the humor and eccentric characters we loved, only with combat.
That series came to a sad end in 1998, as the adventure games went into hibernation for a few years. This gave the first-person-shooters time to flaunt their stuff and slowly turn into movies. But they’re back, oh yes, and they crave adventure.
With that said, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is not an adventure game. It’s actually a classic, 2D RPG with turn-based combat and exploration. You’ll be exploring a school and a catacomb beneath it. Roguelike style. This won’t just be a click-fest either. As the developers note on their Kickstarter page, “‘Hack and Slash’ won’t cut it for a Rogue. Shawn must outwit and outmaneuver the creatures that lurk within the ancient catacombs beneath Hero-U.”
It will have characters out to serve their own agendas, and puzzles and challenges that “will make you think and that enrich the story.
Although this isn’t an adventure game, it is being made by Lori and Corey Cole, creators of Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Shannara, Mixed-Up Fairy Tales, and many others.
They also have indie dev Andrew Goulding, founder of Brawsome, on the team. He made Jolly Rover and MacGruffin’s curse. Then there’s Ryan Grogan, who made the music for MacGruffin’s Curse.
They even brought a John Paul Selwood onboard. He made the artwork that helped made the Quest for Glory 2 and King’s Quest III remakes to life at AGDinteractive.
They’re asking $400,000 on Kickstarter, so if you want to play Hero-U, head over there now. They’re already $121,000 into that goal, so things are looking good.