The Real Heroes of Hero-U
We are now in the final week of the Hero-U Kickstarter project, and it's a nailbiter. As I write this, we're about to reach 3,800 backers and we're just short of $250,000 towards the $400,000 we need. 6 days and 12 hours remain to raise the final $150,000. Fortunately, we have a dedicated team of Heroes, and it's growing fast - You, the backers!
At first, Lori and I thought we might create a small Kickstarter project to write some paper RPG modules or a book. Our fans wanted more – They kept urging us to make a new adventure/RPG computer game. Then Michael started collecting press contacts and researching other projects. Andrew showed us a way to get the game done, and introduced us to Ryan, Eriq, and Paul. Eriq brought in additional artists and our 2-person team was up to 10 – enough to make a real game.
We did our best to get off to a strong start, setting up press releases and interviews before the project even went live. Eriq and his team made a number of cute illustrations for the campaign and initial concept art for the game. Even at that stage, it took more than two people to get the project running. Note that everyone on the team has volunteered their time so far. That's a pretty big deal; thank you!
A Team of Many
Our team is no longer limited to ten – Now we have hundreds or thousands working to make this project happen. Those are you, our backers! Many of you have stepped up to show how much you want us to make Hero-U. You've been visiting web sites and forums, talking about the game on Facebook, tweeting about it, and spreading the word.
Without your huge grass-roots effort, we would have no chance of funding Hero-U. With you, the odds are finally tilting in our favor.
We are proud, amazed, and delighted at the way so many of you have stepped up to the challenge of completing our funding effort. You are all part of the Hero-U team!
How You Can Help
Some of our backers have collected a long list of interviews, articles, forum posts, and other links relevant to the Hero-U campaign. Here is the full list on Christiana's wonderful Quest for More Glory site: http://www.questformoreglory.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3155
Every one of you can help the project in just a few minutes of your time by visiting these links and "upvoting" them. Help the Hero-U project get to the front page of Reddit, 1Up, and other sites.
We have less than a week left, and we need everyone to pitch in just a little bit. Share a few of these links on Facebook, Google+, and other social sites so that your friends know what you're supporting and what is special about Rogue to Redemption.
With your help, we can reach thousands more potential Hero-U backers, and this project will become a reality!
Video Testimonial - What to Expect from Hero-U
This a two-part from Brad Herbert. We tried to include these in the first Update, but had technical issues. Part one talks about the innovations we introduced in Quest for Glory, Lori's and my first video games:
Part 2 is about the Hero-U project, and why it should be funded: