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
@Supervinh47 Nah not yet, 10 days to go but we're short about 4k. Hopefully we can probably go forward with it anyway
11hours 23mins ago
@gnomeslair Haven't played it since it was a free alpha, maybe I'll wait for your critique
11hours 27mins ago
@Supervinh47 Might need to be a little more specific haha. Lots of voice actors are contacting me, but still trying for the stretch goal
11hours 28mins ago
Dec 3 2013, 11:03am
@VoiceLeeAnn send a demo over!
Dec 2 2013, 4:29pm
I know my #gamedev weakness: Writing anything down.
Dec 2 2013, 4:28pm
Nov 29 2013, 2:01pm
@ansimuz Hey thanks, really appreciate that!
Nov 27 2013, 7:45pm
@ansimuz Im surprised your Kickstarter isn't linked from the main elliot quest website!
Nov 24 2013, 4:09pm