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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Release Date:
Jul 10, 2018

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August 1

Early Press Coverage of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

The gaming press is gradually discovering our "indie RPG adventure gem." Here's some of the coverage so far:

Reviews (in no particular order):
Adventure Gamers
RageQuit (Greek)
Emotional Media Ride
The Adventure Gamer
RPG Codex
Indie Games
The Gaming Corner video review
Mad Download
PC Gamer
ComicGate (German)

Contact your favorite gaming site or magazine and ask them to review Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. Tell them to contact press@hero-u.com for more information about the game and its development.

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Today I Found Out / Brain Food
Shane Plays Geek Talk

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July 31

Patch 1 is Live!

We've pushed a major update we're calling "Patch 1." Through the magic of Steam, all players will automatically get it.

Anyone who switched to the beta version of the game to help us test this patch - currently it's the same as default/Live, but if you don't feel adventurous, you might want to "opt out of all betas" for now. That way you won't be surprised by a future update.

The major reason for this patch is to fix a problem some players have experienced with Shawn's movement being "wonky." He would appear to walk in place, then rapidly move a short distance, then walk in place again. We previously suggested a work-around involving setting monitors to 60 Hz and/or disabling GSync. Those work-arounds should no longer be necessary.

However, that is far from the only update. We have fixed dozens of bugs and exploits (leaving a few in for fun). We've also made a number of small corrections to graphics and text.

Per player request, we have slowed the passage of time while moving by about one-third. Actions still take the same amount of time, and time is an important and limited game resource.

Known bugs/issues:
1. It has been reported that the Bossa Nova achievement is impossible. We'll look into that and make sure it is fixed in the next patch.
2. The cinematics are still somewhat choppy and not up to the standard of the rest of the game. We're working on upgrading to a newer version of Unity that should allow us to improve movie quality.
3. There are a few minor graphics issues we haven't yet addressed. We'll continue to fix those, plus typos, etc. in future patches.
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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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