A cute, cozy story-based combat game where you'll fight with non-lethal swords and protect your new hometown while exploring its secrets and building your reputation to win a tournament at the end of the year. Take care of your body, soul and spirit to become the best trainer in town!
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Why Early Access?

Why Early Access?
Hometown Hero was built to release in Early Access. This game was designed around adding more content and features as the game and audience grows. It provides a unique opportunity to learn from our players what changes are most important to them before proceeding to fully launch the game in the future. It will be crafted in front of a live audience and we hope to keep development open and invite players contributions along the way. While we don't plan on keeping Hometown Hero in Early Access forever, it does help us collect valuable feedback as we craft new areas to explore, new mischievous monsters to battle, new mysteries to discover, and new ways for the player to improve their character and reputation!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
Given our development roadmap, we expect the game to only be in Early Access for 1 to 2 years. However, as this is our first full scale title this timeframe may change as things progress. We'll keep our audience up to date on the progress as we go.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
When Hometown Hero launches in Early Access, we will offer a solid build of the game that feels like a finished product so far as the features implemented at that time will allow. We have plans to expand the player's hometown, the world surrounding it, the inhabitants and their personalities, and every other aspect we can imagine to create the world we're envisioning. We will continually release new features, creatures, items, quests, and more so that you can become the Hero of your new Hometown!

The final version of the game will consist of a fully-fleshed out world for you to explore with your Hometown at the center and loads of content to make your experience immersive. The goal is to give you a sandbox to live or relive your childhood and the adventures you went on with your friends within safety of your hometown - all with a unique, fantasy/modern aesthetic! Our roadmap will be public throughout the development process.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The current state of the game is early, but evolving rapidly. The game's essential mechanics are in place, and the world and gameplay loop are being implemented now.

Fully functioning features: (Please note these features may be updated or changed throughout Early Access)

The player's home town can be explored, even though it's ever-evolving
Turn-based combat”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
We believe players are taking a leap of faith when purchasing a game in Early Access. We also understand that they'll be playing through some bugs and providing feedback in order to make the game better. Because of this, we get that our game is a bit of a gamble and that's why we're offering the game at a lower price than the final version. We plan on gradually increasing the price as we ship new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
Hometown Hero has been developed from the ground up on Twitch where viewers have always given their feedback and input on every aspect of the game. We plan on continuing and expanding on this with Steam throughout Early Access. We hope you'll join us in the development process to shape the game's world into exactly what we all want it to be!”
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About This Game

You've just moved in with your dad and it's time to meet the locals!
Explore your neighborhood and its mysterious surroundings with your new friends, do favors and run errands for your neighbors and eat delicious food while you’re at it. Train at the local dojo to improve your physical health so you can protect your new home from mischievous monsters in dynamic, turn-based combat.

Along the way, you’ll meet your rival and build a reputation as the strongest trainee swordsman in the town. Because there’s a sparring tournament coming up at the end of the year, you’ll want to make sure you're prepared. Who knows, you may even discover that you can tap into Kairos, this world's creative energy which allows you to unleash powerful elemental attacks!

Key Features
  • Explore your Hometown and its mysterious surroundings with your new friends (NPCs) who will dynamically speak for themselves throughout your adventure. Uncover the secrets of the past and how they're tied to the dangers of the future.
  • Train at the dojo to improve your physical health including your stamina, strength, defense, speed, flexibility, and focus so you can be better equipped to help the neighbors
  • Protect the town from mischievous monsters and faint them with your foam sword
  • Set up a secret base and decorate it how you want!
  • Experience a fantasy setting threaded with modern and futuristic technology, including your high tech phone that allows you to manage your Barrier, equipped gear, abilities, bag items, Shelldex, stickerbook, news, rumors, and even chat with your friends (NPCs) in simulated social gameplay.
  • Continuously challenge your rival throughout key milestones of the story as you prepare for the upcoming bokken sparring tournament that is to take place at the end of the year!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10

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