Pre-Orders and How They Work
Creating an original adventure role-playing game is a huge task. We have been working on Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption for over a year and still have a lot of work to finish it. We project the total cost of development and reward fulfillment at $650,000 – much less than a modern AAA game, but much more than we have in our pockets.
We are covering those expenses in three ways:
- Our fans contributed $360,000 through Kickstarter and this web site.
- We have a $160,000 line of credit secured by our home (just in case anyone thought we weren't committed to finishing this project).
- We still need to raise $130,000 from pre-sales and merchandise sales. This is where you come in.
We will find a way to complete Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption no matter how much or how little we receive in pre-orders. Still, there are many good reasons for you to support the game now with a pre-order, donation, or collectible purchase:
- You will become part of the community of Hero-U alumni.
- You will get the game at a discount – We plan to sell it for $25-$30 or more after release.
- If you choose the $38 or $60 level, you will get access to content only available to backers.
- You will get a personal Humble Bundle page to download your game and additional content.
- You will sleep easier knowing that we and the Hero-U team get to keep our homes!
Your Humble Bundle personal page
When you pre-order Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption at any level, Humble Bundle will create a personal download page for you. We will occasionally update your page with new trailers, demos, and information about the game. When the game is complete, you will be able to download it immediately from your personal page.
Your page is separate from other Humble Bundle content. Humble Bundle will not add you to their regular mailing list (although it's awesome, and we encourage you to sign up for it).
Preorder the Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption game through the Humble Store. Delivery date Fall, 2014.
Hero-U: University Basic Admission
Pre-order Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption at a big discount from the launch day price. When we release the game, Humble Bundle will notify you that you can download it from your personal page.
Hero-U: Audio-Visual Additions
Get the game, the soundtrack, and the digital "Art of Hero-U" book. You will be able to download each of these from your personal page as soon as we upload them. The soundtrack will feature all of Ryan Grogan's fabulous compositions for the Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption game. The art book will feature concept drawings, character designs, and scenes from the game. We will also include articles on the making of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption including insight from the designers and artists.
Hero-U: Premium Course Materials
Get the digital Yearbook (with hints and background information) and Beta access to the game. Backers at this level will get early access to combat tests and early versions of the game.
The Yearbook is a unique feature of Hero-U. Besides amusing and inspiring tag lines for many of our backers, the Yearbook fills in additional background information about Hero University, the faculty, and staff.
Of course, the Premium Course Materials also include the game, the amazing Ryan Grogan soundtrack, and the fantastic art book.
Donate to the Future of Hero-U
Want to help even more? Use the Donation button to make a donation to the development of Hero-U. We use all of the funds to pay developers to add features to the games. Every dollar helps us make a better game and to bring back our talented team for future games.
We will also add your name to the Alumni list when you contribute any amount to Hero-U.
We really, most sincerely, appreciate your support. Thanks for being a part of the Hero-U team.