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You Are Not The Hero
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Late 2014
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A new action platform RPG for the PC, inspired by all the people the heroes always ended up screwing over. Stupid heroes...

You Are Not The Hero is a 2D Action Platform RPG that ditches the battle system to focus on richer RPG gameplay elements. Instead of playing a traditional hero that saves the world, you're playing a bystander swept into the affairs of heroes and villains alike.

"When was the last time you played a game, any game really, where you walked into someones home, nonchalantly opened drawers, cabinets, picked locks, upturned a bed and talked to the freaking homeowner in the hopes of finding something you could loot? Oh, right before this game? Yeah I thought so. Aside from the more humble games like Skyrim, where you had to steal their items instead of taking them, every game that has any sort of item management lets you play the bad guy without being the bad guy.

Let me tell you something: NPCs hate your guts, they just can't say it to your face! Just cleared a forest of roving bandits? Well they were the only ones keeping a population of foxes hyenas meerkats in check. The local farms can't keep them at bay and you've just triggered the worst national food shortage in the past decade, good job, HERO! I think it's time for some payback."

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 begin scavenging for supplies in everyone's homes. After you confront them for stealing your pendant, they rush off to continue their quest, giving you a quest of your own to retrieve it.

Traditional RPGs are usually well remembered for their unique battle systems, level grinding and vibrantly epic story. Naturally, being a bystander to said story doesn't lend itself to these conventions. On the other hand, freeing ourselves from these crutches allows us to focus on unique experiences that keep the gameplay fresh and fun.
  • Pixel based movement, no more tile-restrictive movement!
  • Deal with enemies using your brain; Distract them, run away, hide, render them unconscious or use your environment to your advantage. Sure, you can try fighting them with your trusty shovel. Good luck with that!
  • Explore a beautifully crafted world full of hidden secrets and cynical people. Visit impoverished towns, deep caverns, lush forests and mysterious ruins. Jump, climb, platform your way through hazardous environments. Obligatory awesome train sequence included!
  • Tackle unique, fast-paced gameplay that'll keep you on your toes! Save villagers from annihilation, evade a landslide, vanquish a giant freaking ghost (without 'fighting'!)
  • Traverse intricate mazes while solving IQ-zapping puzzles. Form bridges to continue your journey or collapse them to save a village from a foreign army. Switches, Levers and Pulleys oh my! You like those, right?
  • Change the outcome of the game with the decisions you make throughout your journey. You may not be the hero, but you can still make a big, big impact. What kind of impact is completely up to you.
  • Experience the lives of other NPCs by getting part time jobs, or through a side story of their own! Find out how it's like to run an INN, sell items to heroes and raise cute chicken-ostriches!
  • Establish yourself as a shopkeeper! Rent a shop and find suppliers to keep your stock full. Sell your wares and open branches in other cities!
  • Buy a new home! Upgrade when you've got more money, furnish your house with rare items!
  • Enter "The Library" Where you can replay finished storyline chapters, review high scores, view unlocked hidden scenes and access more hidden content!
Popular Discussions View All (5)
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Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:07pm
Linux support?
Mr. Websternator
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Jan 20 @ 9:40pm
Support it
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Oct 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm
TI Support?
Miss Futa
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deathkiller9000 Jul 23 @ 8:55am 
It is probably going to be out on the november of 2014, games usualy take a year to make and they started around that time I think... Aslo to make sure that back entrances are on other games as well... But I think that you HAVE to make a back enterance in one of the chapters
Craphex Jul 22 @ 2:30pm 
Been losing track on this game, i kickstarted, but when is it out on steam?
hippypete1 Jul 22 @ 4:05am 
epic oo
X - Koutart Jun 11 @ 4:47pm 
EPIC!
deathkiller9000 May 12 @ 4:52pm 
I can't wait untill december to get this! That is WAY out of my time range. I have another game on mind, but that isn't out untill december as well... also a question of my only question about the game.......... What is the thing... she's in... at the last clip of the 3 minute video? it's very creepy for me to think about it that much.
Copycatzg Mar 31 @ 12:28pm 
This is honeslty one of the only things I'm looking forward to this year ^^
KABOOM!!BABY Mar 27 @ 4:53pm 
the story looks interesting
mrh5474 Mar 11 @ 11:46am 
Fantisic idea, and I think the RPG MAKER XX is a tool the game make profitable games, if they are clever and original. I am planning on making a news group, updated fortnightly, and it would be great to have a guest rpg dev interview each update. The idea of the group ir to help the person who has just bought the game, through the advanced devs. There will be hopefully be advice for the newer devs, as well as consant updates on people's projects, with possible demos. I could continue, but I hope you will be interested. Just add me as a friend on steam.

I really hope devs take note of this game - not as in cloning it, but as the originlity.
CKusagi Mar 11 @ 12:02am 
Can't wait for this to come out! Looks great
Sir Beasty Feb 1 @ 7:38pm 
An rpg maker game? Yay!