Here's an alpha 1.0 released demo of You Are Not The Hero, first published on May 5th 2013. The graphics are not up to date and most systems are still...
Have you ever played an RPG? Then you know that the main character is a very big deal. He or she is destined to save the world, assisted by a group of equally heroic, strong companions. You travel vast landscapes, defeating monsters and enemies with evil intent, earning money, becoming stronger, buying or finding legendary equipment to help you on your super epic quest. Aren't you tired of that? In You Are Not The Hero, you play as Petula, a simple minded girl who lives in her little shack in Hearth Village. She's content with living her life the same dull way she has for a while now. Unfortunately for her, the heroes and villains of this world have different plans! YANTH is a parody on RPGs and games in general. You'll find tons of video game references, cliche satirical events and fourth wall breaking throughout your journey as Petula. You'll tackle obstacles, puzzles, chase sequences, and more unique events as you run after the Heroes who have stolen your precious pendant.
You Are Not The Hero is a new action platform RPG for the PC, inspired by all the people the heroes always ended up screwing over. We ditch the battle system to focus on richer RPG gameplay elements. Instead of playing a traditional hero that saves the world, you're instead playing a bystander swept into the affairs of the heroes and villains alike.
You play as Petula, an unemployed, emotionally charged, ill-tempered, otherwise average young woman. With the royal army hot on their heels, the heroes have made their way to your village where they resume scavenging for supplies in everyone's homes. After confronting them for stealing your pendant, they rush off to continue their quest, giving you a quest of your own to retrieve it.
From now until November 12th 2013 we will be raising funds to complete You Are Not The Hero. As a backer of the project, you'll be able to influence varying styles of gameplay to be added and refined in the game. Rewards are anywhere from getting a digital copy of the game, a digital soundtrack and artbook, joining the game as an NPC with a custom bust and sprite, all the way up to designing your own town, becoming the mayor and creating your own specific quests and adventures, with up to 10 other people you specify!
As an RPG Maker game, we can show the world that the engine isn't just for half-baked games with little production value, but a powerful game creation tool that should command more respect than it has. Thank you all for your support! If you can spare a second, please share the Kickstarter link to your family and friends, or to other forums and communities that you frequent. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
Latest tweets from @yourenotthehero
May 5 2015, 12:34pm
Don't forget to back Devil's Bluff, awesome 11vs1 murder-mystery, 35hrs to go and 97% funded! T.co
May 5 2015, 12:07pm
@TheDarkestLink Hey Anthony~ Planning on releasing in the next 3 months! Likely to be split into parts, but won't be sold separately.
Apr 9 2015, 12:09am
Apr 8 2015, 4:48pm
@NjoySoftware Throw in MySpace support and a puppy playdate and you've got yourself a deal
Apr 1 2015, 7:33pm
Apr 1 2015, 6:55pm
@LivingDreamEnt Oh okay, is your project already public? Would love to check it out
Mar 21 2015, 8:55pm
@LivingDreamEnt I'm hoping to write a post mortem of releasing the game, but that'll be a while from now~
Mar 21 2015, 6:38pm
@LivingDreamEnt I didn't have the foresight to start promoting the game way before the Kickstarter~ I'll need to start again for release!
Mar 21 2015, 6:36pm