When the Kickstarter campaign for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux role-playing adventure game Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption began, the game designers, Quest for Glory creators Lori and Corey Cole, mentioned stretch goals, but not what they were. Now, in their latest update, they’ve finally revealed the first one: at $500,000 (USD), the Hero-U team will “add more art and content to the game” and give players a baby Meep companion. First seen in the original Quest for Glory, the Coles describe Meeps as creatures resembling “Tribbles with legs, eyes, and very sharp teeth.”
The player’s Meep will function as a pet, a helper, and, at times, a hindrance. As it is a baby, the player will have to feed it, pet it, and treat it well to earn its loyalty. In dungeons, the Meep can distract enemies, enabling the player to evade or ambush them. However, it could also attract enemies, ruining the player’s stealth. Cryptically, the Coles add, “Just remember the Roger Rabbit rule: ‘You mean you could have done that at any time?’ ‘Not any time! Only when it’s funny!’”
As of this writing, Hero-U’s Kickstarter campaign has collected $307,824 of its $400,000 minimum goal. It will have three days—until Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 12:30 PM Pacific Standard Time—to collect the remaining $92,176. If you may be interested in the game but haven’t yet supported it, now would be a good time. If you have any friends who may like the game, get them to support it, as well.