New and Improved!

We've Moved!

Check out our new and improved website at Hero-U.com.

Coming Real Soon…

Hero NewsWe are making some fantastic changes to Hero-U in the next few months. We’re in overdrive mode to get the game out this year. But there’s more to releasing a game than writing, coding, debugging, and art. There’s more debugging, for one. Budgeting and marketing also affect schedules.

And Money. Or more precisely, lack of money…

It’s our third year of development and our first Kickstarter money got us through 1 1/2 years of it. We’ve been racking up debt and ransoming our home to bring Rogue to Redemption to you. The game development is going great, but this is a large project and we still have several months before we will be ready to start beta testing.

We promised to create the best possible Adventure Role-playing game we could make. We will keep that promise, but we still need time and funding to do it right. Therefore, we are going to hold another Kickstarter in order to give you the game you deserve – a beautiful, rich, rewarding, and intriguing experience that you will treasure.

With this Kickstarter we need to attract new friends and fans to Rogue to Redemption. At the same time, we want to reward all of our current loyal supporters with treats. We want to thank you for your faith in our abilities and your support.

The first treat is a brand new website design.

A New Look

Hero-U New Web DesignWhat’s that? A website design isn’t exactly the sort of treat you were hoping for? Well, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if you were already expecting it! :-)

We’re redesigning the Hero-U site to make it more colorful, inviting, and user friendly. You’ll actually be able to find things you never knew were hiding on this site.

We’ll have regular opinion polls that will determine some of the things that will go into the game. After all, “Rogue to Redemption’ and “Kwirks” were both decided upon by our supporters. We want all of you to feel like you’re part of the Hero-U team.

We are also renaming our Facebook page from “The School for Heroes” to “Hero-U”, since that’s what it is really about. We are increasing our activity on Facebook with more posts, links, and polls to help us improve the game.

Previews of the Premiums

The Art of Hero-U BookHere on www.hero-u.net, we will showcase the most exciting and special rewards from the original Kickstarter along with the upcoming one.

”The Art of Hero-U” is a virtual book filled with examples of the gorgeous art done by our artists for the game, along with brand-new pieces created especially for this book. You’ll learn more about the art process and the talented people who are making Hero-U a beautiful game. This is just one of the premiums we offer for our Kickstarter backers.

We’re also offering the limited edition boxed edition of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. You’ll see the first preview of the box cover real soon now.

These are just a few of the unique items we will be offering for our fans.

But what about the game, you ask? We have a full team of programmers around the world working night and day to put this together. They are all dedicated, talented, and passionate about making Hero-U great. You’d be amazed to learn just how much better a game can be when it is developed by people who care enough to do their very best. Synergy will make this game extra special.

We’ve recently added another talented 3D artist to the team – Aaron Martin from Australia.

It Has to Be U

So with all of these changes and progress being made on this game, we need your support more than ever. Tell your friends and connections how amazing Hero-U is going to be. Brag about how you have supported us from the days of Hero-Ewe to the days of Hero-Unicorn and encourage people to share the Hero-U experience.

To get this game out, we need all the help you can give to let others know about our upcoming Kickstarter. We’ll need your love and support to get us through the long hours of work and polishing to make this game sparkle. We also want to make sure the game and our message reach as many fans as possible – So many players who loved Quest for Glory still have not heard about Hero-U.

We can’t do this without U.

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Comments

  1. Adam Says:

    Taking out a loan on your house is some serious dedication. And confidence. Awesome.

    Well I think if you want to reach as many as people as possible you might want to either contact a PR team, or find a popular you-tuber that would be interested in doing a video talking about the game. Probably reach out to people who do let’s plays of QFG or any old sierra games.

    I personally don’t have that kind of pull but I could always do what I did in QG2 and try collecting someone’s beard hair over and over and selling it? Or would that be weird? :)

  2. Lori Says:

    Hero-U will be having another round of Kickstarter to raise enough money to polish this game to a beautiful shine. The previous money from Kickstarter only lasted through last summer, and that was with everyone on the team working part time. We’ve been paying for the past 8 months from a loan on our house. We are confident that people will love this game and we’ll sell enough copies to repay the loan and give a bonus to everyone who worked hard on the project. But we have at least 6 months of work to go on the game.

  3. Tim Gress Says:

    No one doubts the dedication behind finishing this game, but I’m amazed the funds lasted this long even, I am a super big fan of your work and am very excited to see this game finished, I’ll try to get the word out about this campaign, but will the fundraiser be ran from this site, or will it be on kickstarter again?

  4. Jean E. Dvorak Says:

    I will do my best here. Don’t have a lot of followers, but somehow my books keep selling. “Kingdom Beyond the Rim,” at Amazon, by the way. And my hero, Jamus, does have a featured role in Hero-U.

    I am so looking forward to the game. The artwork is fabulous and I’m sure the storyline is exceptional. The Coles do nothing by half.

    Off to “social network” you guys.

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