Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness! A procedurally generated RPG-roguelike journey across the multiverse! In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything.
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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August 16

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Release Date Announced

The remake of "One Way Heroics" by Spike Chunsoft has announced their release date!
You will be able to get "Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics on Steam on September 13th!

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics will be $9.99 with a 10% Launch Discount.
On top of that, you will be able to get a further 10% off if you own One Way Heroics via Bundle!!

Changes from One Way Heroics:

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August 9

OWH+ Ver1.24→1.25 Update

Hi guys

We have updated One Way Heroics Plus with the following:

  • If enemy NPC has no attack skill against the ally NPC, enemy will execute normal attack.

  • [Bug fix] If the player throws "Growth Drug" to the cooperating NPCs before they join the team, the NPC could not learn the skill afterwards.

  • [Bug fix] In "Value of Assets" after the game, if the value of assets exceed a certain value, acquired money per km displayed a negative value.

  • [Bug fix] If the "Travel Journal" is written under the circumstance that the Tourist's skill "the Automatic Writing Function"is set to OFF, "the Automatic Writing Function" would automatically turn back ON.

We hope you keep enjoying One Way Heroics and One Way Heroics Plus.

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Reviews

“A fantastic game bite-sized roguelike for those who can exercise a little bit of patience.”
83 – RPG Fan

“This game gives you lots of reasons to go back to it and chances are that you will.”
70 – Niche Gamer

“For people that sit down and spend serious amounts of time with their purchases, the daily dimensions offers limitless replayability.”
80 – Critically Sane

One Way Heroics Plus DLC - adding double the content!

Taking One Way Heroics to a new level, Plus adds almost double the content with new classes, enemies, features and more. Defeat the Demon Lord in a whole different dimension with this unmissable addition.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/352840/

About This Game



In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious shadow engulfs everything.

Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement or action you take, the void creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything.

The good news is that you don't just have access to one world. You have access to all of them.



  • A nearly infinite number of worlds to save and explore!
  • Multiple classes to unlock, each with different skills and advantages.
  • Dimensional Vault: Don't waste extra valuables! Lock away your inventory and save it for your next run!
  • Time control: when the going gets tough, the tough freeze time and work out a new strategy.
  • Steam goodies: trading cards, emoticons and wallpapers that proudly broadcast your OWH finesse!

Every world is different and unique. Lust forests or corrupted hellscapes, adorable animals or cunning thieves, each departure is a roll of the die. You might find likeminded heroes willing to journey with you, or you might meet no one and be forced to venture into the unknown alone.

Like a dimension you previously visited? Simply input the name at the Dimensional selection screen before you begin your journey. Want to try your luck with a random reality? Type any word that pops into your head, and watch as One Way Heroics builds you a world based on the name you chose.

Infinite permutations. Infinite worlds. Infinite adventure.

*This game supports Cloud Saves for most system data including clear data and unlockables, however mid-game saves do not carry over.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 resolution or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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PashaBiceps
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
i dont know why i bought this game but i think i bought this game on accident 2 years ago
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Revengeance Corgi
11.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
This game is such a nice refreshing take on the roguelike formula. The extra dimensions added to the game of having to avoid being gobbled up by the sweeping darkness that is constantly moving closer and closer makes for an exciting and (at times) extremely tense run. Add onto that the "dark lord" timer that's perpetually ticking away, which will launch you into a boss battle well before you're prepared, forcing some incredibly tense moments which make the escape and later victory that much more satisfying. Besides those unique twists, the rest of the game is pretty standard and is what you'd expect from a graphical roguelike such as this one. There's a really nifty multiplayer-like integration into the game, wherein the progress, accomplishments and eventual downfalls of the people playing on the same seed as you are periodically popping up as you play, and you can even run into the ghosts of dead players, receiving some minor benefit. The soundtrack for the game is great, really good old school rpg nostalgia quality to it. I have some small gripes about the interface and the way the menus are done, but it doesn't detract from the game in any major way. Overall, I think this is a fun game that's well worth picking up, especially on sale as it's already pretty cheap.
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Filthy Pegasus
114.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
This game is fantastic. both the basic version and the plus version are amazing.
I got this game for 99 cents when it was on sale and subsequently forgot to play it. A few months later I opened up the game and was absoluted infuriated by it at first. On your first run its pretty easy to mess up and die. Now I have over 100 hours on this game and I've done many heroic deeds. I have also done many very questionable deeds as well.
I have
1. beat the game by playing a nude character that ran around an punching things to death.
2. dragged royalty along as I massacred bears by throwing armor at them
3. accidentally ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off PETA by killing defensless animals
4. accidentally ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off the world cause I killed the revenge soldiers PETA sent after me
5. purposfully let a young girl's father die so i could have her as a follower instead of earning money for returning her safe and sound
6. threw a pill at the demon lord and somehow made her nice for a bit
7. walked to the end of the world (yeah school was wrong and so was columbus)
8. accidentally made the previosly mentioned royalty fall for the previously mentioned nude berserker
9. accused a girl on the brink of death of making suspicious drugs
10. created a team consisting of a sword wielding undead queen, a loli who makes brain washing drugs that I dont find suspicious, a merc who named himself Panty just to mess with his enemies, and a bard that did not really do anything (me).
11. got seduced by a succubus so badly I couldnt walk straight
12. killed a polar bear by throwing the dead carcass of another polar bear at it.
13. put the one punch man theme on in the back ground while i ran around punching everything that moved.
and a hell of a lot more

Personnally I would advise buying the normal version first and the plus afterwards if you like it and only after getting the hang of the game. while it is not needed, i spent my first 50 some odd hours soley playing the normal mode and if I had gotten plus off the start I would have missed out on alot of fun that can only be done in basic. then again there is alot more fun that can only be done in plus. Anyway buys this game! its good!

basic game: 10/10 would get such a high bounty that even the dark brotherhood does not want to let me in again.
plus version: 20/10 would spend 10 hours making an arsenal of ultimate confusion weapons just to watch my enemies attack eachother again.
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Battousai
27.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
Very charming roguelike, it is very relaxing, challenging and got personality.
Great music, simple but good graphics.

About the gameplay, its very straightforward, you customize your character that should keep moving ahead otherwise the darkness will eventually catch.
Many artifacts, many recruitables, many configurations, online mode... Its hard to explain, lets just say that its really fun.
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Y tho
18.9 hrs
Posted: August 13
Best game of the year 10/10
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Lynx
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 8
Good.
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The Most Psychopanda
13.5 hrs
Posted: August 7
Great RPG. Challenging yet not too hard at the start, and only gets harder.
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Top Nep
41.5 hrs
Posted: August 7
Definitely worth discount/full prince.
So much replayability and rage.
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your_breakfast
94.5 hrs
Posted: August 6
Bought this game on a sale for 70 cents. Best spent 70 cents of my entire life.
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PrinceNoob
59.7 hrs
Posted: August 6
First time playing. Spawned In without reading instrustions, ran into darkness, died 10/10

Really though, Great game. Fills that rpg itch that I get. Bought the game on sale for 25 cents. played enough to want the dlc. You play as a class u chose and unlock more as you play. Multiple endings and actual plot twists. While in the begining it was a little frustrating but as I played. Without dlc the game isnt as repetitive as some other randomly generated games. Sometimes you need a bit of a break. While I do not recommend playing for hours on end, its a great game to just pop on and play a few games. Once u die your skills reset ( because ur a diff hero ) Witty dialogue. -- With dlc its like a whole new game. More randomly generated things. Storymodes and even diffrent enemy types.
~ I would rate 8/10. ~ While the gameplay is fun. Every now and then you get a randomly generated thing thats nearly impossible to survive. And no co-existing multiplayer. <3 ( though i didnt buy the game to play multiplayer )
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This game is fantastic. both the basic version and the plus version are amazing.
I got this game for 99 cents when it was on sale and subsequently forgot to play it. A few months later I opened up the game and was absoluted infuriated by it at first. On your first run its pretty easy to mess up and die. Now I have over 100 hours on this game and I've done many heroic deeds. I have also done many very questionable deeds as well.
I have
1. beat the game by playing a nude character that ran around an punching things to death.
2. dragged royalty along as I massacred bears by throwing armor at them
3. accidentally ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off PETA by killing defensless animals
4. accidentally ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off the world cause I killed the revenge soldiers PETA sent after me
5. purposfully let a young girl's father die so i could have her as a follower instead of earning money for returning her safe and sound
6. threw a pill at the demon lord and somehow made her nice for a bit
7. walked to the end of the world (yeah school was wrong and so was columbus)
8. accidentally made the previosly mentioned royalty fall for the previously mentioned nude berserker
9. accused a girl on the brink of death of making suspicious drugs
10. created a team consisting of a sword wielding undead queen, a loli who makes brain washing drugs that I dont find suspicious, a merc who named himself Panty just to mess with his enemies, and a bard that did not really do anything (me).
11. got seduced by a succubus so badly I couldnt walk straight
12. killed a polar bear by throwing the dead carcass of another polar bear at it.
13. put the one punch man theme on in the back ground while i ran around punching everything that moved.
and a hell of a lot more

Personnally I would advise buying the normal version first and the plus afterwards if you like it and only after getting the hang of the game. while it is not needed, i spent my first 50 some odd hours soley playing the normal mode and if I had gotten plus off the start I would have missed out on alot of fun that can only be done in basic. then again there is alot more fun that can only be done in plus. Anyway buys this game! its good!

basic game: 10/10 would get such a high bounty that even the dark brotherhood does not want to let me in again.
plus version: 20/10 would spend 10 hours making an arsenal of ultimate confusion weapons just to watch my enemies attack eachother again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
A game that some would consider simplistic, I consider it the best investment I have ever made in a game.

One Way Heroics will require you to learn a lot on your own, as well as experiment with different classes. Like a true rogue-like, things can go very well or very poorly. Skill and experience will carry you through clutch moments. You will appreciate the chance to befriend any companion on a journey. And, at the end, you can actually reflect on memorable moments in your run. One Way Heroics gives you ample scenarios to do this with, and nearly endless generation to go the extra mile in.

tl;dr worth every penny
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
An interesting little game. Graphics/UI feel very outdated, the gameplay is fun but repetitive, but for such a cheap price you'll definitely get your money's worth out of it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Very charming roguelike, it is very relaxing, challenging and got personality.
Great music, simple but good graphics.

About the gameplay, its very straightforward, you customize your character that should keep moving ahead otherwise the darkness will eventually catch.
Many artifacts, many recruitables, many configurations, online mode... Its hard to explain, lets just say that its really fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Bought this on a whim, only 87 cent!?!? .... why not. Never played a game in this genre before and I really do enjoy it. It's a very interesting concept, the gameplay is addicting and i find myself thinking about it at work. If you're trying to find something new, pick this title up and give it a whirl. If you even get a few hours of enjoyment it out of it its well worth the pennies. I'll probably put 50 plus into it before i start to ignore the desk top icon like so many loved games that have befallen the same fate
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The game's great and very, very unique, but there's some serious UI / HUD issues that need addressing. The game's super cluttered with a lot of unnecessary junk and the menus are so hard to follow. There are definitely ways to make this game look more charming and polished while still keeping that old-school 8-bit feel that they're going for. It makes it way, way, WAY too hard for new players to follow and is actually really off-putting. I had a lot of fun with playing the game, but the whole time I just couldn't overlook those two things due to just how annoying they were. Move the life and energy bars to the top corner, give them nice little borders, get rid of a lot of the unnecessary information like.. "Made it to x place!" and instead, just have a little notification pop up above your character when you're in game to say "You've reached x place!". There's a lot of junk that can be moved around or removed to open up the game and make it look nicer. The fact that there's a watermark in the top corner for the music creator is just absurd. Put that crap in the menu, NOT in game. Also, give the same treatment to the menus. Clean them up and make things easier to understand for new players. Once that's done, the game will be great.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
94.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Bought this game on a sale for 70 cents. Best spent 70 cents of my entire life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game is such a nice refreshing take on the roguelike formula. The extra dimensions added to the game of having to avoid being gobbled up by the sweeping darkness that is constantly moving closer and closer makes for an exciting and (at times) extremely tense run. Add onto that the "dark lord" timer that's perpetually ticking away, which will launch you into a boss battle well before you're prepared, forcing some incredibly tense moments which make the escape and later victory that much more satisfying. Besides those unique twists, the rest of the game is pretty standard and is what you'd expect from a graphical roguelike such as this one. There's a really nifty multiplayer-like integration into the game, wherein the progress, accomplishments and eventual downfalls of the people playing on the same seed as you are periodically popping up as you play, and you can even run into the ghosts of dead players, receiving some minor benefit. The soundtrack for the game is great, really good old school rpg nostalgia quality to it. I have some small gripes about the interface and the way the menus are done, but it doesn't detract from the game in any major way. Overall, I think this is a fun game that's well worth picking up, especially on sale as it's already pretty cheap.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Best game of the year 10/10
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255 of 275 people (93%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
237.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It is hard to sum up One Way Heroics into just a few words, so let me give you a couple paragraphs. (If you're the sort that likes to go "tl;dr" then just scroll to the bottom, but I mean, then why are you even reading reviews to begin with?)

I picked this game up for <$0.60 when it was sale during the summer. I have to say, those were the best $0.60 I have ever spent. One Way Heroics doesn't appeal to you with stunning graphics, rich storytelling, or intricate gameplay. Instead, it is more retro gaming, silly short tales, and an easy to pick-up set of controls. Now you might be wondering, why would I want something like that? Arguably everything but simplicity of the controls could be considered negative or at least niche. One Way Heroics doesn't offer high spec gaming while emptying your wallet - what you're buying is meaningless fun and entertainment.

When I first opened this game and started an adventure, I found myself with my silly little 2D character talking to a "Naughty King Victor" about the darkness at the left of my screen that would attempt to eat me until I killed the Demon Lord. Yes, clearly the storyline could use some work, but as I struggled to kill weak mobs and then stronger demons I found myself falling for this game. Everything was fairly straightforward and the desire to complete achievements, "save the world," and become a true hero compels you to play over and over again. It doesn't take several hours to do a run through like a quest in some RPG, just 30 minutes or so if you're short on time. Yet, you can play longer sessions that go for tens of hours depending completely on what you want to do and how much time you have - and those hours? They were some fun hours.

I won't try to tell you that you'll be so entranced with One Way Heroics that you'll spend thousands of hours playing it - you probably won't. But it's easy to lose 10, 20, maybe even 100 hours of your life having fun by sending your hero towards the right of your screen. Was that worth my 60 cents while it was on sale? Definitely. Is it worth the full $3.49? Absolutely. Most of us play games to have fun - and One Way Heroics delivers.

tl;dr?

If you're a hardcore gamer looking for a game with brilliant graphics and intricate/competitive gameplay to drop thousands of hours on, I think you're better off somewhere else.
If you're someone looking to spend 10-100 hours having fun in your spare time? Buy One Way Heroics.
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