[IGMC] Half-Off Hero: The World Needs Savings

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In foregone ruins there stirs an ancient evil. Sealed long ago, by those now referred to as legend, to prevent future pain and suffering by its hand. Years passed. Then decades. Centuries. Millenia. For ages this dark force plotted and watched and waited for the perfect moment to return. For when its old enemies were no more. For when the land and its people were ripe for the taking again. That time is now. And so the evil rises once more. Little by little. Bit by bit. Bone by bone. As its power grows the kingdom is doomed to destruction. None in this world may stop him. Save for one.
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Summary:

Embark on an epic adventure against your wishes and travel the world of Elvesheem to defeat an ancient evil before it grows to power and destroys all you hold dear.
 

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Features:

  • Original art gives a hand-painted look to a world full of expressive characters and brings it to life.
  • Comedic storyline following one of the most unlucky fellows ever as his situation goes from bad to worse.
  • Five different endings to see and experience as the days and circumstances work against the player.
  • Fast-paced shopkeeping minigame to financially reward those with quick reaction and precision.
  • Unconventional battles where the player must find a way to succeed against monsters when their skill lies in simple moneyhandling.
  • Doomsday clock continually displays various details players must keep track of to avoid (or intentionally cause) one of the "bad" endings.
  • Dungeons to explore to help unravel the truth and get much needed experience.
  • Autosave confirms player will have to live with their actions and consequences.

Characters:

  • The Player: Choose a name for your champion as you embark on a quest to help save the kingdom and provide only the best goods for your customers!
  • Jezebel: The player's wife. She will wait for you to finish all of this "hero" nonsense. But you had best keep her happy.
  • Eliza: The player's daughter. Waits for the player at home with Jezebel. Makes a mean pouty face.
  • Rocks & Pebs: Two members of the Queen's Guard that run the local armory. 
  • Danvers: Runs the local bazaar in Forlourne with cheap supplies and helps upgrade the player's shop.
  • Mendi: The healer working at the Forlourne infirmary. Will always patch the player up but you'd best not take advantage of her kindness.
  • Osari: The Elven arcanist. One of the last of his kind. Will restore relics and impart Elven history upon curious travelers.
  • Viper: Leader of the criminal underground in Forlourne that will provide loans to the player when times get tough. Always a smile on here face.
  • Lucious: Prophet and royal advisor to the kingdom of Forlourne. His visions have never failed him or the queen during his tenure.
  • Gwendolyn: Her Highness and leader of all of Elvesheem. Lets her advisors do most of the talking for her.
  • Sebastian: Neighbor and best friend to the player in their small town of Everdeen. Helps train the player if they so wish.
  • York: Young street rat that will help the player when times get too tough. Lost his family on their journey to safety.
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Controls:

Arrow keys: 
  • Move cursor/player around.
Shift key or 'A' button with Joystick: 

  • Run while moving. (Shopkeeping minigame and dungeons)
Enter/Z on keyboard or 'C' button with Joystick:

  • Select option choice. (Navigation, dungeons and world map)
  • Confirm. (Navigation, dungeons and world map)
  • Pick up/put down shop box. (Shopkeeping minigame only)
  • Shoo away customer if no box equipped. (Shopkeeping minigame only)
  • Sell to customer if box equipped. (Shopkeeping minigame only)
Escape/X on keyboard or 'B' button with Joystick:

  • Open and close menu. (Navigation, dungeons and world map)
  • Cancel choice (Navigation, dungeons and world map)
  • Open customer cheatsheet to see which one wants what. (Shopkeeping minigame only)
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I am going to give this a try. I really enjoyed your submission from last year, so I am hoping to enjoy this one as much :)
 

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Would love to try out your game but is there a way to shut off fullscreen? I have a Microsoft Surface and the screen gets cut off at the bottom so I can only play windowed RPG Maker games. I tried to change it via F1 but seems like you hardcoded the fullscreen in? Thanks! Game looks fun to play!
 

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Shoot. Sorry about that! I didn't even think about tablet users. That was bad of me! You should be able to hold alt and press enter to exit full screen (at least that worked for me in testing). If not let me know and I'll put up a download for you without the full screen. :)
 
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Alt + Enter worked like a charm! I shall find time to test this out and leave comments later. Thanks!
 

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Hey there buddy bud!

it's a secret to everyboday




alright, if you ain't got no time for this here's something written for you and you only (maybe a little over dramatic but hey, it's fun)

So, your game is very good looking! and fun to play!

I really like the whole concept where you're the «chosen hero» merchant... and everybody seem to be OK with it...no pressure there right?

love the mechanic with the countdown, the dept, the wife and everything else, it's pressure but it's manageable!

Really like all your characters they're so colorful I'm now colorblind, it's a compliment.

The one thing I could be nit picky about is the games intro , it does take a long time to set the game up and really start playing, i know it's kind of necessary since there's a lot of different things but i guess it could be a little more progressive.

Anyway I wish you the best of luck for this tournament you did really good!

Have a good one!
 

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