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Blending together what seems like quite a few genres Hero.EXE caught my attention recently from Mystery Egg Games and publisher Top Hat.

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter with the goal hit and then some, you connect to the internet of other world where digital beings called A.V.As (Artificial Virtual Assistants) roam the digital world. After choosing your own A.V.A, you set off an an adventure that will apparently change both worlds. Blending elements of a tile-based battler (similar to One Step From Eden and Mega Man Battle Network) it also sprinkles in card collecting, visual novel style story scenes that's all wrapped up in a very colourful inviting style.

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It all starts with you and your Ava (Artificial Virtual Assistant). Each Ava has their own goals and it will be up to you on how to best manage and work with your Ava. You and your Ava must discover the secret origins of the server worlds and fight your way through an ever expanding conspiracy to discover the truth.

At its core Hero.EXE is a card collecting action RPG. It will be up to you on how to build your deck to best compliment your Ava. Each Ava has their own unique abilities that can be further customized within the game. Along with customizing your Ava you need to also manage your relationship with them. During the game you’ll be presented with choices and decisions and your Ava will take notice of each one. As you make decisions your Ava will gain effects representing their opinion of your choices.

Sounds like the developer has assembled a good cast for the voice over work too with some of them working on the likes of Genshin Impact, Re:Zero, New Pokemon Snap, Borderlands 3 and some Anime shows too.

You can follow on Steam and fund it on Kickstarter.

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8 comments

Arehandoro 27 Sep
For the Linux build, the title will change to Hero.sh, right?


Last edited by Arehandoro on 27 September 2021 at 10:59 am UTC
cip91sk 27 Sep
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Quoting: ArehandoroFor the Linux build, the title will change to Hero.sh, right?
Came to say exactly this (except maybe I would have capitalized the SH)... you won this time
Arehandoro 27 Sep
Quoting: cip91sk
Quoting: ArehandoroFor the Linux build, the title will change to Hero.sh, right?
Came to say exactly this (except maybe I would have capitalized the SH)... you won this time

Before I edited the message, I had .sh capitalized, but it was hurting my eyes seeing an .sh extension like that xD
Alm888 27 Sep
It will be named simply "Hero" because Linux binaries do not have an extension. Or, maybe "Hero.x86_64" (if it is a Unity3D), but not ".sh" because the original name is not "Hero.BAT".
a0kami 27 Sep
We're all there to make the joke but the fact that Linux doesn't care about extensions is making it tough..
Quoting: a0kamiWe're all there to make the joke but the fact that Linux doesn't care about extensions is making it tough..
Yeah. Hero (file designated executable) doesn't really roll off the tongue.
Anza 27 Sep
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: a0kamiWe're all there to make the joke but the fact that Linux doesn't care about extensions is making it tough..
Yeah. Hero (file designated executable) doesn't really roll off the tongue.

Neither does ---x------ Hero. As the game is on Steam, only owner can execute. There's no bit though that you have to pay, but I guess that can be implied.
denyasis 27 Sep
#! /bin/bash ./Hero?
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