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Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.
Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.
6,093 backers pledged $409,150 to help bring this project to life.

Game Keys Coming Soon

Posted by Corey Cole (Creator)

We have a slight delay in providing game keys to non-Beta (under $50) backers for a few reasons:

  • I'm giving people more time to answer the Steam vs. GOG key survey
  • We're waiting for Valve to give the final game build their stamp of approval
  • I came up about 300 Steam keys short, waiting for more keys
  • The keys won't work until Valve approves the build anyway

Please have patience. I expect I can send the keys out tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest. But it isn't currently under my control.

Beta backers - You already have a Steam key. The game has been updated to the launch version. I plan to provide GOG keys to upper-tier ("Alpha") backers, and on request to any Beta backer. I wasn't able to survey you because I sent out surveys in 2013. Send email to support at hero-u dot net if you want a GOG key and already have a Steam beta key.

You should receive an email notification from BackerKit when your game key is assigned. Then you can go to to download all of your digital content.

Currently this consists of either a Steam or a key, the technical manual, and the student handbook. If you remember the added booklet in each Quest for Glory game, the student handbook is that sort of fun, but also useful, document. It contains maps of the school, information about the professors and staff, and silly stuff.

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    1. chris jordan on

      My email has changed since I pledged who do I contact to get that fixed? cheers

    2. flayerflay on

      I want to play so bad, cant wait for my key.

    3. Nick Garcia on

      I'm having the opposite problem, I requested a Steam key and just got a GOG key. I'm a beta backer, so I still have the game in my Steam library from the beta, so I guess that's the full game now?

    4. Jeremie Lariviere

      very cool! I'm looking forward to the final GOG key and appreciated the preview key on Steam

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      Joseph Willis on

      I backed this project with an email account that has since expired. I am unable to retrieve my key through backerkit. Is there any other way to send it?

    6. Nekator

      I waited so long... but last days are always the hardest, especially since it looks really nice :)

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      Flump - the flying turtle on

      Yea I have the same problem asked for gog key on survey got steam key.

    8. Jinx on

      Uhm so I got the survey the other day, and answered that I wanted a gog key. The survey even sent me an email with a confirmation of that (see:, but today I get an email saying my reward is ready, and when I follow the link to backerkit, it's a steam key. I don't really want a steam key. I asked for a gog key. What gives?

    9. Brian Berry on

      ... it is actually... finished???

    10. Lafazar

      I backed both Kickstarter campaigns (with the same address/Kickstarter/Backerkit account) and requested both a Steam and a GOG key (one each for each campaign). Is Backerkit able to provide both keys at the same time?

    11. Mike K on

      Okay, but according to that, I'm a non-beta backer, but I requested a GOG key. Since the game is already on GOG that means there's no need to wait for any confirmation from Valve when it comes to GOG keys.

      When do non-beta backers who've requested a GOG key receive it?

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      Kenneth Hartos on

      I am so excited ton play this! 10 years in the making flew by pretty quick!