Billing itself as the spiritual successor to their classic Quest for Glory series, Lori and Corey Cole’s Hero U is approaching the end of its Kickstarter campaign. Sitting just past $90,000 of the $100,000 goal, the multi genre title’s crowdfunding drive ends Monday, June 15th.
Telling the story of Shawn O’Conner, hero, rogue, and student at the titular Hero University. Mixing 3D environments and 2D artwork for important scenes, Shawn socializes and develops his skills at the ancient castle of the school, while fighting and exploring beneath the school to discover its dark secrets and unravel his father’s mysterious disappearance.
The combat takes place in tactical RPG style, which should contrast well with the adventure and interactive novel elements of the school portion. In fact, the game promises to play differently in accordance to the player’s style. Offering RPG, adventure, romance, mystery, and interactive novel gameplay, Hero U looks to offer something for everyone.
There are currently two playable demos available, each showing off a different style of play. Playable is the first scene of the game in adventure game style, as well as a …read more