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Have you ever played an RPG? Then you know that the main character is a very big deal. He or she is destined to save the world, assisted by a group of equally heroic, strong companions. You travel vast landscapes, defeating monsters and enemies with evil intent, earning money, becoming stronger, buying or finding legendary equipment to help you on your super epic quest.

Aren't you tired of that? In You Are Not The Hero, you play as Petula, a simple minded girl who lives in her little shack in Hearth Village. She's content with living her life the same dull way she has for a while now. Unfortunately for her, the heros and villains of this world have different plans!

You Are Not A Hero is a parody on RPGs and video games in general. You'll find tons of video game references, cliche satirical events and fourth wall breaking throughout your journey as Petula. You won't find a battle system, but you'll tackle obstacles, puzzles, chase sequences, and more unique events as you run after the Heros who have stolen your precious pendant.

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You Are Not The Hero Kickstarter Campaign

We're now on Steam Greenlight!!
We need all your support so every vote counts!!

The Kickstarter Campaign has begun!

You Are Not The Hero Kickstarter

You Are Not The Hero is a new action platform RPG for the PC, inspired by all the people the heroes always ended up screwing over. Stupid heroes...

We ditch the battle system to focus on richer RPG gameplay elements. Instead of playing a traditional hero that saves the world, you're instead playing a bystander swept into the affairs of the heroes and villains alike.

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 resume scavenging for supplies in everyone's homes. After confronting them for stealing your pendant, they rush off to continue their quest, giving you a quest of your own to retrieve it.

From now until November 12th 2013 we will be raising funds to complete You Are Not The Hero. As a backer of the project, you'll be able to influence varying styles of gameplay to be added and refined in the game. Rewards are anywhere from getting a digital copy of the game, a digital soundtrack and artbook, joining the game as an NPC with a custom bust and sprite, all the way up to designing your own town, becoming the mayor and creating your own specific quests and adventures, with up to 10 other people you specify!

As an RPG Maker game, we can show the world that the engine isn't just for half-baked games with little production value, but a powerful game creation tool that should command more respect than it has. Thank you all for your support! If you can spare a second, please share the Kickstarter link to your family and friends, or to other forums and communities that you frequent. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
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May I ask what your inspiration is for the Japanese title? :)
@Solitayre I totally remember that, I was so stoked when I bought RPG Maker for psx, had so much fun messing around with that iteration.

Thanks so much for the spotlight guys, I'm honored to be on the front page!

@Ronove Most of the maps were complicated and having the player save anywhere messed up the events. That is, until I realized there was a more efficient and effective way to do what I was doing and still be able to save anywhere. After Chapter 2 I'll probably make it so you can save everywhere haha.

@Rixel that's a very interesting premise for a game, I feel like I should oblige somehow.
The name of this caught my eye. I somewhat expected some sort of super happy-go-lucky hero slowly become an anti-hero and was a tad disappointed to see that not be the case. However I am all the same interested in this and look forward to playing it :D subscribed!
More like Misao Stealing Prince
I'm totally enjoying this so far! Definitely made me laugh at times. The only thing I wish is that I could save anywhere! I'll try to plug away more at this later, but I totally can't wait for it to be finished. :)
Good choice for a spotlight. This is my favorite game of the RSW releases.
..and now it is a development spotlight.
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
The premise of this game is very amusing. It reminds me of the demo game that came with the PSX RPG Maker, "Gobli."
Thanks guys I'm glad my hard work has taken some notice! I'll keep doin what I'm doin!
Sounds promising and I like your "out of the ordinary" concept! I'll definitely try it!
I played through the RSW demo. You've definitely caught my attention. It's pretty damn funny and the minigames/exploration are pretty fun! This is definitely the makings of something great.

Keep it up.
Really digging the concept. It's pretty unusual to play an RPG while playing as the NPC's. I mean, I've seen a few games around here where you play as the villain, but not the villagers.
This is just awesome i love it! Keep it up ♥♥♥
perhaps a tester/consultant would be useful. Maybe if I need to bounce a few ideas around I'll send you a message, or to test out a new mechanic I'm developing.
Well, I'm pretty good at figuring out difficult event scripting. I'm not too good at doing graphics, I'm more of a "do what you tell me" worker. I'd even be willing to be a tester, if that's all you need!
Well, never say never, but I do like to keep things close to the chest, quality/polish control and so forth. Is there anything you specialize in?
Man, I sincerely doubt you could lose my interest! I know this might be a longshot, but is there any way at all that I can get in on the creation, or anything with this? I would love that!
Thanks KillingLight! Unfortunately I only have 2 chapters of the game finished so far, currently working on the finale for Chapter 2. Hopefully I'll keep you interested by the time I finish!
This game is entertaining as hell, I haven't had a whole lot of time to dedicate to it yet, but I'm 2 chapters in, and I thought I'd post and say, definitely keep it up!
Thanks Diedrupo! Really appreciate it. It was a crapton of work so far