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Lute Hero is an rpg/rhythm game with a focus on Medieval and Renaissance music. A free technical demo is available (Windows only).
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Lute Hero is an rpg/rhythm game with a focus on Medieval and Renaissance music, combining the two classic genres of rhythm and turn-based role playing. 

Your adventure begins in Luthar, a nation with a music-centric society in which a Hero’s greatest calling is that of performance! Travelling from dusted tavern firesides to gilded palace halls, building your fame and riches, will you become the next Lute Hero?

The string is mightier than the sword!

Crowds are dynamic - the greater your skill and renown, the larger of an audience you will draw!
Crowds are dynamic - the greater your skill and renown, the larger of an audience you will draw!

 

Custom songs can be imported easily, the standard chart format used in many rhythm games is supported.
Custom songs can be imported easily, the standard chart format used in many rhythm games is supported.

 

Combat is in a classic turn-based format and involves playing solos that have different effects on your enemies, from piercing damage to a deep slumber.

 

At the core of Lute Hero is an RPG, your individual skill and the quality of your musical gear will earn you adoration. Adoration affects the size of the crowds you draw and in turn the gold you earn.

Customise your Bard and upgrade your equipment, with gold from playing in front of large crowds or from the spoils of fallen enemies!

Buy and sell musical equipment.
Buy and sell musical equipment.

 

Explore the nation of Luthar, traveling and playing, cultivating your fame and riches. Rise from a penniless minstrel to the Bard of Legends!

  

Download the free technical demo for Windows HERE


Lute Hero will be available initially for Windows and Android.
Lute Hero will be available initially for Windows and Android.

 

Music is recorded by the guitarist Jon Sayles, available at http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm

Risks and challenges

The main risk of course comes from a relatively low budget. While this is supplemented with my own savings and will cover all development costs, any large surprise costs will delay the game's release.

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    BEGINNER LUTIST

    Access to Lute Hero upon final release (and all future updates after this).

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    JOURNEYMAN LUTIST

    Access to the Beta release of Lute Hero, including an exclusive letter of passage to the island of Kixvar!

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    MASTER LUTIST

    Access to every weekly release of Lute Hero starting immediately at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

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    LUTE GOD

    Your legacy will live on in the Lute Hero universe forever - a brand of lutes will be named after you. Thank you so much for your support!

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