Hero-U Rogue to Redemption

Oct 31 2012

The Reddit Report

Reddit Halloween
Corey and Lori had a Reddit’s Ask Me Anything chat on Halloween. We talked about everything from Quest for Glory and Hero-U to Corey’s bowling score.

Here’s a few of the Highlights:

Burf90 asked: “How exactly will the school part of the game play out. Still top down, like attending classes in an RPG? Will we actually have to attend classes? Be on time? Have shudder homework? I understand the game play of the dungeon part fairly well (or at least I think I do), but I’m not sure I get how the school part will play out. More like an adventure game? (OK, I know – that was a bunch of questions, not just one!)”

Lori’s reply: “Some Rogue classes will be mandatory – it’s hard to avoid going to them when you live at the school. However, there will be chances to avoid showing up on time or at all. But cutting classes will not win you brownie points with the Master.”

“The Master will assign homework assignments that means you need to practice your Rogue Skills. Or maybe spend some time in the library.”

“So yes, it’s all part of the Adventure.”

CazNeerg said: “The importance of “villains” varied from game to game in the Quest for Glory series. Will some “Big Bad” play a central role in the narrative of Rogue to Redemption (and the other games of the series), or will our character’s journey to being a Hero (or not) be more about the kind of person he chooses to be at Hero U than about defeating some specific antagonist(s)?”

Corey: There are definitely villains in Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. While the player will shape the general direction of Shawn’s development, his progress occurs within the frame of the overall story, and interactions with the villains are an important part of that.

The “relationship” between Shawn and the villains is much more complex than “good guy / bad guy”, and will not be resolved by a simple battle. Well, not entirely, there will be some plot-furthering fights.

BigD51 remarked: “I’ve been teaching so long, it will be interesting to be a student again! Do you see the game play be influenced by which classes Shawn takes or more importantly, pays attention too?”

Lori: “Shawn’s main class with be with the Rogue Instructor, Master von Gerhard. His relationship to his instructor and the other students will be a major part of the social aspect of the game, and it will effect what other classes Shawn can take. If he decides to piss off the Master, it will be rough going at the school. And Gerhard is not an easy person to get on the good side of.”

BigD replied: “Grumpy teachers! Sounds like an autobiography! I’m looking forward to it.”

We will have another “Reddit Ask Me Anything” in two weeks, so join us and find out more about Hero-U.

Oct 31 2012

Hero-U Happy Halloween

Hero-U Halloween


For our Halloween treat today, we will have an IAmA Chat on Reddit at 6 EDT (which means 3pm for the American West Coasters). This is an “Ask Me Anything” session where people can send in their questions and we will merrily type away some answers. So join us at Reddit and ask away!

If you haven’t looked at our Kickstarter Page today – it’s all dressed up for Halloween. Eriq and his merry band of artists gave us a bunch of treats.

We have one more spooky treat lined up for you later today – an animated Halloween card from Hero-U to you. Just you wait and see.

So have a Happy Halloween everyone!

Oct 29 2012

Pledge Power

We now have over $140,000 toward our goal. We’re well on our way – thanks to you.

2500 backers


Oct 28 2012

Sunday Halloween Chat

Sunday ChatWe’re having another get together Sunday, October 28th. We’ll be discussing Combat, puzzles, and character development. Hope to see you there!

For more information about the chat, check back here.


Oct 27 2012

Hero-U Google Hangout Today

We’re about to hold a Google+ Hangout. Please join us. A lucky few will be about to ask questions as the rest can watch from the sidelines.



Hope to see you there!


Oct 27 2012

Spooktacular Start

Woo Hoo! We’re starting our Halloween Spooktacular with a new high point:



Be sure to join our Halloween Chat on Google+ Hangouts at 10 pm PST. We’ll be talking about premiums, Meeps, Hero-U, and whatever people want to talk about tonight. Oh, and Halloween, we’ll talk about that, too.

Hope we’ll see you there!

Oct 27 2012

Spooktacular Chat

Ghost ChatWe will be holding a Google+ Hangout for the first event of the Hero-U Halloween. Join us tonight at 10pm PDT and hang with us. Ghoul not regret it.

We’ll be talking about the new backer rewards, our plans for Hero-U, and anything people have to say.

So join Google+ and add Hero-U to your circles.


Oct 27 2012

Halloween Avatars

Just in time for the Hero=U Halloween Spooktacular – A Gravatar/Avatar to show off your Hero-U support. You’ll look very jaunty and dashing when you wear one of these!

Hero-U and Friends

The Hero-ewe


You Wizard Ewe
You Wizard Ewe




Hound of Music
The Hound of Music









Groucho Meep
Groucho Meep


Indiana Meep
Indiana Meep


Pirate Meep
Pirate Meep



Baba Yaga
Baba Baby




Dark Mistress