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You Are Not The Hero
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 14, 2013 @ 1:19pm
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Release date: Mid 2015
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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)
Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:07pm
Linux support?
Mr. Websternator
Jan 20, 2014 @ 9:40pm
Support it
Oct 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm
TI Support?
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jacastro26 Nov 30, 2016 @ 2:26pm 
good new game
GuyGallant Sep 11, 2016 @ 11:47am 
Browith Sep 11, 2016 @ 11:45am 
A super hero!
GuyGallant Jun 7, 2016 @ 7:49am 
If your not the hero, then who are you?! huh? who?
Vyvy™ Dec 29, 2015 @ 1:30pm

For anyone who didn't know it was out on Early Access.
erick Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:49pm 
its already out on early access, for a while it seems, and i didnt know
Neo NiGHTS ® Nov 26, 2015 @ 4:44am 
Any news?
Talal Oct 10, 2015 @ 3:22am 
so its almost the end of 2015... when is the game coming out.
WHiTE ZombE Aug 5, 2015 @ 3:03am 
I like the art style.
RobotDeathParty Jul 20, 2015 @ 12:22pm 
This idea is hilariously brilliant. I mean, think about the countless games where you can go in and steal shit from the random chests sitting around. How many virtual people have you screwed over in your life so far?