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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!

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

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For anyone still following, I am just plugging away on spriting items for the item animations (when you open a chest, search a pot, etc.). The plan is to eventually use them to make a game sheet manual, like what they used to make for the old Dragon Warrior games on the NES.


You can see the many, many (many) images I've uploaded on the gameprofile here. I posted them regularly on Twitter, and even a quick summary on BlueSky ( https://bsky.app/profile/kentonagbone.bsky.social ). Please comment! I am desperate for validation.

Nintendium is the hardest material known to man

Again, I am focusing almost all of my efforts on making animations such as this because it is something I can quickly spin up and work on in short bursts, which is opportune with the kids' sports schedules during the week - I find myself sitting in a lobby of a sports complex or a nearby Tim Hortons several times in a given week.

Pelts and such

After I finally complete the item animations (I just have shields and weapons left - and for weapons I already have all of Avee's excellent weapon sprites. I just have to make miniturized 16x16(ish) versions of them), I will jump back into the battle animations. I need to figure out how to make FIRE. It's the next great challenge for me, spriting-wise! I'm oddly looking forward to it.

Flashdance Ashpants and Beefcake Pantyhose

When I started spriting in April of last year, I honestly never thought I'd make it this far. While I know I am relying a lot on references - and Avee's palette - I'm still pretty proud of myself. They are janky as hell, not all that great, but they're mine.

The top hats in the game!

Anyways, thanks for hanging in there with me. I promise that the updates will get more interesting soon.

I will leave you with this exciting teaser outline, courtesy of some secret work that Avee is doing...

who could this possibly be?


Well...at least you’re trying. 12 minute spurts are a hell of a lot better than just doing nothing at all, so…yeah!

Actually, to be frank, I think with everything that’s currently going on in your life thus far, in regards to your kids, your family, your job, and everything else that’s in between, I actually give you considerable props to even undertake something like this at all with whatever free time you have left these days as a dad. So whatever progress you can do on this, I’m happy regardless.

But, seriously, you gotta get your kids on board with this and help you out on it someday. You can always try to convince them to do it for something - anything - like free pizza, or what not. Come on, you literally have free labor just sitting right there, waiting to be overused and exploited! Just all it takes now is a little bit of "persuasion" on your part, and you're as good as gold.
I think the first thing I do on getting Enobong is renaming her to ororo Monroe, her spikey hair reminds of Storm from X-Men.
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
I only recently discovered this was going to be a RPG Maker 2003 game. I had always assumed the commercial version would be made with RPG Maker 10 VX3a or whatever the kids are using these days.

Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you were meant to be
It already is an RM2K3 game though. This is a remaster not a remake.
I've only recently discovered Hero's Realm and was curious if you would suggest playing the original or simply waiting until this game is done.
Depends on how long you feel you can wait. If some unspecified time later this year is good enough for you, might as well wait! On the other hand, the original is free.
Yep. Only took 12 years to get to this point.
Can't wait to throw all my money on this bad boy :^)
(current financial status: broke)
Seems about right what it's worth :)
y'all still psyched about this, or what?
You're magical to me.
Yep yep! :DDDD
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
kentona i hope you have substance behind your bumping!!!

but with less murder