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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

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Latest Blog

Bunnyhug



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.



Super-soaker



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?

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Super hyped to play through this game again but this time in its new spiffier form!

1. do these look like spinning coins?
2. No outline vs outline?

EDIT:

now with sparklez & gloss

EDIT2:

now tiny
I like the smol left one the most. It has the cleanest choice of coloring and shading, consistent with the style of other sprites.
The small gloss is probably the best one imo
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
I like spinning coins. I love making them, too!

Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15240
personally i think have small (not tiny) one spin once then gloss
smol-right for a little bit of money
gloss for a medium amount of money
sparkle for lots of money


I like these two the best, the first one especially,
but you'll have test to see what they look like on various backgrounds to be sure.
the first one stands out the most.
if there's more than one coin, you might have to have them start on different frames.
but yeah, it's the best looking one and the most versatile.
you can throw this anywhere in the game and it'll look good, snow, fire cave, dark castle.
I think I'll use the small one for gold, and the bigger one a combo of the spinning (upper left) as it rises, transitioning to the gloss for the Coins of the Realm (aka minimedals)
MINI MEDALS?? SURELY YOU DONT MEAN TO COPY DRAGON QUEST

I like small one no gloss best, but small one with gloss is still awesome.
author=zDS
MINI MEDALS?? SURELY YOU DONT MEAN TO COPY DRAGON QUEST

i have bad news for you..
You already made up your mind but I'll throw in that the sparkle one immediately caught my eye, though the smol left and right are both really great too. Maybe you could use the sparkles on something else? Special treasure or something? Because it's too pretty a sparkle to just bench.
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15240
i've come around and prefer the tiniest ones too
Ark
Wario's-a number one!
1770
What a blast from the past. Seeing the dedication you still have to this beautiful game let alone to the community is inspiring. Looking forward to the eventual release.
author=Ark
What a blast from the past. Seeing the dedication you still have to this beautiful game let alone to the community is inspiring. Looking forward to the eventual release.

Thanks! I should do more, but im lazy
You think your game had a fuckton of animations? Haha! Games I did had at least over 2000!! YAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!! :O

Dat, is a lot. Though then again there's original stuff here! Which is nice!! This would make pups bark and enjoy themselves delightfully!
I am kinda overdue for an update, eh?
Ya I gotta get a kit for a Steam profile sooner rather than later.

Anyone know how to make cool videos?
author=kentona
Ya I gotta get a kit for a Steam profile sooner rather than later.

Anyone know how to make cool videos?

I'm an animator if you need something.