When the Kickstarter campaign for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux role-playing adventure game Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/1878147873/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 (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/posts/350953), 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 (http://en NULL.memory-alpha NULL.org/wiki/Tribble) 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 (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Who_Framed_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.
To learn more or support Hero-U, visit the Hero-U Kickstarter page (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption) and read the original stretch goal announcement (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption/posts/350953), in which the Coles also answer the question “Can a rogue even be a hero?”
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