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Hero's Realm: Heroic Edition
I always wanted to publish a game based on everything I enjoyed as a kid. This will be the end result.



Lead four heroes and their teams against the evil forces of Mephistocles, the Lord of Demons in this retro-RPG adventure. Switch between the four heroes as you explore dungeons, ascend towers, spelunk caves, save villages and defeat the forces of evil! Reminiscent of classic NES/SNES-era RPGs, Hero's Realm is a fun romp in old-school RPG nostalgia.


  • Play as 4 powerful Heroes and their customizable party throughout a four chapter story, each with their own skillset & battle commands!
  • Come together in the final fifth to adventure with all four parties - switching between them anytime, even in boss battles!
  • Customize your heroes' party by selecting from 21 unique character classes split between the mage, warrior, and rogue specialties, including unlockable elite and master classes!



  • 25 character classes (12 base classes, 4 hero classes, 6 elite classes, 3 master classes)
  • Over 30 hours of game content and sidequests
  • Classic NES-era and SNES-era RPG gameplay
  • Multi-party switching system
  • Multi-party tactical battles
  • Expansive world map





If you like what I do and have done to date, consider being my patron so that I can continue doing it. A remastered game is just the start!
https://www.patreon.com/kentona

Hero's Realm has a TVTropes page.Check it out.
Alternatively, you can donate directly to my PayPal.



Latest Blog

Heartbreak + Setbacks

I have a disappointing update to post. Some time between March 2020 and October 2019 I managed to corrupt the game's database, and didn't notice until today.

It had something to do with the Battle Screen tab (a tab I apparently rarely visited! I only noticed it because whatever corruption was happening/happened spread to other areas.

You can see my topic here on it:
https://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/25678/

I restored my backups retroactively, looking for a non-corrupt one and thankfully I found one... from Avee, after he replaced the tilesets with his work, dating back to October 2019. So nearly 18 months ago! That's nearly... 7 hours worth of work!!!

Seriously, I haven't worked on this game much in 2020, and not at all since my dad died in October 2020. I spent most of 2020 (and 2019 tbh) quite depressed, that absolutely sucked any drive I had. I think I have finally turned a corner in in early January and fired up RM2k3 again for the first time today - to discover the corruption.

I am sorry for this downer of an update.

I am getting back on the horse now, though.

Thankfully, so much of the project depends on the work of the resources creators Avee, zDS, pianotm, visitorsfromdreams, and mattthulhu

Cover Art



A cover art I commissioned via Twitter from @mattthulhu. I hope to use this in gameprofiles and promotional material. The inspiration comes from the cover art of NES Dragon Warrior games (primarily DWII).



Resources

Music
In 2020, zDS and pianotm were revitalized and created several more tracks for the remaster. I have a snapshot of the current track list below. 44 incredible tracks are slated for this game, and I couldn't be more proud.

I hope to showcase the latest works in a new blog post soon.

OrderPurposeSong Title (ideas)FilenameComposer
1Main Theme / Title screenA Hero's RealmA Hero's Realm.mp3pianotm
2Intro musicThe Introduction of a HeroHoldanawithIntroArachnoSF.mp3pianotm
3Chapter 1 Overworld / Holdana's ThemeHoldanaHoldana.mp3pianotm
4Chapter 2 Overworld / Enobong's ThemeZefyrinZefryins_Theme_New_Hard_To_Kill_Hard_To_SpellzDS
5Chapter 3 Overworld / Otojiro's ThemeBloodsportAkios Theme.mp3zDS
6Chapter 4 Overworld / Rana's ThemeRajRanas Theme.mp3zDS
7Chapter 5 OverworldThe Ruin of RealityThe_Ruin_of_Reality.mp3pianotm
8Skiff sailingSkiffscapeshipslower.mp3pianotm
9Ship sailingShipshapeship.mp3pianotm
10Airship sailingTouch the SkyTouch the Sky2.mp3pianotm
11VillagesQuaint VillageVillage 1.mp3zDS
12Sad villagesAktemptohero sad village.mp3zDS
13TownsFolksy TownTown 1.mp3zDS
14Sad townsMelancholy TownHero Town 2.mp3zDS
15Eastern Villages (Chapter 4)Exotic VillageArab Village.mp3pianotm
16Snow villagesPowderPowder.mp3pianotm
17CitiesBustling CityCity 3.mp3pianotm
18CastlesRegal CastleHero's Realm Castle Version 2.mp3zDS
19Temples / ShrinesPietyPiety.mp3pianotm
20Inns / RecoveryThe Plucked DucklingInn.mp3pianotm
21ShopsYe Olde ShoppeHero_Shop_sorry_its_not_dq1_town_song.oggzDS
22FunhouseThe Price is BrownCasino_Updated.oggzDS
23ColiseumHeart of a BattlerArena_Intro_Maybe.mp3zDS
24Paranor / Guru's ThemeWorld of RuinWorld_of_Ruin.mp3pianotm
25Barracks / Final areaMarital VowsMartial_Vows.mp3pianotm
26Futuristic compoundApocolyptica FuturaApocolyptica_Futura.mp3pianotm
27Menacing areas / cutscenesCreepyCreepy.mp3pianotm
28CavesDark CaveHero's Realm Cave.mp3zDS
29CatacombsLa Serenite du ChauchemarLa Serenite du Chauchemar.mp3pianotm
30TowersNew TowerNew_Tower.oggzDS
31Aetherial dimension dungeonsLost in QuintessenceLost in Quintessence.mp3pianotm
31Catacombs alternateNiddly CatacombsZefyrin's Theme.mp3zDS
32Frozen cavesFrozen WindFrozen_Wind.mp3pianotm
33Futuristic compound ruins / baseTechnoBabelTechnoBabel_synthbass.mp3pianotm
34Final dungeonThe CrucibleThe_Cruciblepianotm
35Select dungeons / cave alternateMenacing Dungeonhero tower.mp3zDS
36Megafunhouse or Recurring Boss Theme ?Tracer Bulletcasino.mp3zDS
37Battle themeHeroic BattleHeros_Realm_Battle_12022017.mp3zDS
38Boss battleHeroes v BossHeroes Boss-02.mp3zDS
39Chapter boss battle theme / midbossEnd of Chapter BossTertiary Battle Theme or mini boss.mp3pianotm
40Intro to the big boss battle themeThe Intro from Beyond Space and TimeT_B_S_T__Intro (1).mp3pianotm
41First Big Boss battle themeThis Isn't Even My Final FormT_B_S_T__Form_I (1).mp3pianotm
42Final Battle themeFinal FormT_B_S_T__Final_Form (1).mp3pianotm
43Entire final battle themeThe Thing from Beyond Space and TimeThe_Thing_from_Beyond_Space_and_Time (1).mp3pianotm
44Outtro / End CreditsA Hero's EndHoldana Variant.mp3pianotm



Animations
visitorsfromdreams implemented 43 separate battle animations for spells and weapons in mid-to-late 2019



You can read more about it here in this blog post:
https://rpgmaker.net/games/9906/blog/21865/

They are incredible!


Sprites
Wow, where do I even begin!

Avee has gone above and beyond any reasonable expectations for this project, and without him I'd have been completely sunk.

He has finished a veritable mountain of monster sprites (360 monster sprites, counting all recolours)

He completed all of the tilesets AND took it upon himself to replace the graphics in 879 maps with them! This is, in fact, the backup that I am going to have restart my work on.

He is hard at work now creating battle backgrounds, and has provided 33 already! I am going to showcase them soon so that we can all marvel at them.


So a huge thank you to all of the resource creators on Hero's Realm remaster.

Posts

Sweeet~ It looks amazing

v You can't steal this shining moment in my life from me
First!



(what is this, youtube comment section?)

:DDD

Yay~ You know I'm a fan.
I'll be waiting that 20 in my account for letting it straight through. Plus 10 for the new and notable. >.>
Hexatona
JESEUS MIMLLION SPOLERS
3787
I can't wait!
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
author=SgtMettool
It's here!

Remember Hero's Realm, Bart? It's back, in Pog form.
I'll bring my Poison slammer!
I feel like you've officially joined me on the path of the sell-out. Excellent.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
author=Housekeeping
I feel like you've officially joined me on the path of the sell-out. Excellent.

Integrity was never really my mantle to bear.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10853
Woo! I am so excited! This is gonna be great.
Awesome. :D I love Hero's Realm, I actually need to get into giving it another replay soon.
It'll be amazing to see it get a remake. XD
So you finally decided to take the plunge. Good on you!
ESBY
extreme disappointment
1212
needs more hero
zDS
Besr Richard Slayer
5044
Awesome!

So you've chosen piano as music guy. :(
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
Glad this is actually happening & I wish you the best of luck man!
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
author=Knightowl
Awesome. :D I love Hero's Realm, I actually need to get into giving it another replay soon.
It'll be amazing to see it get a remake. XD

It is more of a remaster than a remake, per se.

author=ESBY
needs more hero

Your mom is a hero

author=zDS
Awesome!

So you've chosen piano as music guy. :(

I have actually sent you a PM

author=Tau
Glad this is actually happening & I wish you the best of luck man!

Thanks, I'll need it!
thank you for (kinda) using my bullet points!

can't wait for this to come to fruition... I mean I can cause' I'm a patient guy, but you know what I mean.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
author=kalledemos
thank you for (kinda) using my bullet points!

can't wait for this to come to fruition... I mean I can cause' I'm a patient guy, but you know what I mean.

Yes, it was a handy starting point. Thanks!
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4370
It's happening! Best of luck, though I don't think you'll need it with Avee on board :D
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
26260
Awesome! I am on it!