Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is a role-playing adventure game by Lori and Corey Cole, creators of the acclaimed Quest for Glory series. Players take on the role of Shawn O'Conner at Hero University. Shawn will make friends, explore the haunted castle, and use his Rogue skills for fun and profit.
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Jul 10, 2018

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October 30

Treats and Tricks at Hero-U

Halloween at Hero-U

Noctes de Mortuis - Nights of the Dead - are an important Fall event at Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. They are a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead becomes stretched thin. With the proper preparation, communication with the dead becomes possible at this time of year.

Halloween has always been one of our favorite holidays. What’s not to like about creepy decorations, people in costumes, and candy? This year Lori and Corey will celebrate with a live stream on the Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption channel on YouTube. We’re still setting it up, but what could possibly go wrong? :-) Oct. 31 from 1 pm PDT until probably 1 am on Nov. 1.

The channel is Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption on YouTube. We also have some Hero-U video teasers and trailers there.

The event will include a “slow play” of Rogue to Redemption - looking at all the jokes and clues in the first room or two. We’ll also have Quest for Glory and Hero-U trivia quizzes, giveaways, “ask us anything,” and much more!

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October 3

Patch 3 Is Live

There is a new patch, primarily to fix 16:10 monitors and the Fitness ability.

Fixes include:
  • The game now supports 16:10 ratio monitors properly.
  • The Statistician achievement now works properly with 100 Fitness.
  • We've fixed some typos and improved some game text.
  • The final "endgame" combat is more challenging now, as the boss avoids all traps.
  • Occasional camera problems after combat have been fixed.

We have not yet changed the Wraith combat. It will be a much more dangerous battle in a future patch.
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“The founding family of Quest for Glory has returned with an all-new unofficial entry that proves worthy of its predecessors’ legacy yet still manages to distinguish itself entirely on its own.”
80 – Adventure Gamers

“Lives up to the Quest for Glory legacy.”
80 – RPGamer

“'Hero-U: Rogue To Redemption' Offers Pun-Filled Adventures And Thrilling Fights”
90 – IndieGames

About This Game

After two successful Kickstarter campaigns and over five years of development, we are proud to present Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. Created by the critically acclaimed game developers Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole (Quest for Glory, Shannara, Castle of Dr. Brain, Mixed-Up Fairy Tales), the Hero-U series follows the role-playing adventures of top students at the Hero University.

In Rogue to Redemption, Shawn O'Conner strives to become Rogue of the Year while exploring a mysterious castle, making friends and enemies, fighting deadly foes, and uncovering the secrets of his own hidden past. Meanwhile players will enjoy the rich and humorous dialogue and descriptions as they guide Shawn through his adventures.

In the tradition we created in Quest for Glory and in Shannara, Hero-U is a hybrid adventure/role-playing game. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U. Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.

Key Game Features:
  • Story and Character-Driven Adventure Game
  • Role-Playing Game Featuring Skills, Equipment, and Tactical Combat
  • Many Ways to Play for Maximum Replayability
  • Turn-Based, Non-Twitch, Avoidable Combat
  • Seamless Blend of Dramatic Story and Comedy
  • Created by Acclaimed Game Designers Lori and Corey Cole
  • Soundtrack by Award-Winning Composer Ryan Grogan
  • Immersive Mini-Games and Challenging Stealth Gameplay
  • First of a Series of Games Set at the Hero University

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.9 Yosemite or newer
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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