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Postmortem Hero

by sistinedisco - Jam Entry

A turn-based RPG in which you are a hardworking warrior who has trained for years to become an officially licensed member of the Hero League, only to wind up getting killed on your first day on the job! So tragic!! You weren't even an an official member of the League long enough to be granted access to Hero Heaven...

But you are ever resilient! You will continue your work as a ghost in the world of the living until you prove that you are a truly Glorious Hero. A Hero who should totally be allowed to hang out in Hero Heaven whenever they want!!

Features:

-Use your ghostly powers to possess the minds of your peers and acquire their skill-sets

-Fight monsters and perform community service tasks while inhabiting other people's bodies

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness88%
#196Humor(Jam)3.26
#325Mood(Jam)3.38
#360Fun(Jam)3.34
#460Overall(Jam)3.32
#711Theme(Jam)3.11
#714Innovation(Jam)2.86

Comments

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27am

You did a lot work

PPski says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:37am

I didn't know such a well-polished could be made in so short a time! As well done as many aspects are, the ridiculous basis of the whole thing is what makes it brilliant.

(I approve of the 'tutorial' level)

kostasvs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:48pm

Quite fun to play, story and characters were very entertaining... Good job!

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:06am

i seen a game that looked and acted exactly like this, is this from a particular engine? your particular aspects of the game were pretty good and fun.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:33am

This is a fun RPG Maker take on the theme. I'd been contemplating an RPG Maker game myself, but couldn't think of a good way to use it.

sistinedisco says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:47am

@jcmonkey: This game was made with RPG Maker VX Ace, an engine that has a lot of standard RPG mechanics and systems built in. It also provides some default artwork and audio to use. This makes it a lot easier to build a playable game quickly, but it also means that games made with this engine can look/feel very similar. I tried my best to make something entertaining in spite of these restrictions, though!

Adipson says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:19am

good job !

terop says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:47pm

pretty amazing graphics

drazil100 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:58pm

Wow really nice game. I'm not very good at it but it has a lot of polish considering the event. I like it.

NIGIC says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:58am

Nice use of color. Though it didn't get to shine too much, the element of "picking the right man for the job" was interesting. Game was fun.

Good job!

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:06am

looks good and the story was not bad either. Good Job.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:49am

Very fun game with RPG maker!

Somnium says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:41am

Great game! I really enjoyed the concept, as well as the execution!

I especially enjoyed the humor elements, and small nice touches, like the big fearsome Griffon "Meowing" after being defeated.

The concept of choosing the right hero, was a nice take on standard RPG Maker team mechanics.

calzep says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Nice job

Phaix says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:14am

Nice one. Really much content for that time.

marod says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:07am

Wow nice game!

nihilaleph says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:57am

That was fun! Loved the humor! The story was very nice! It's a pity that you can't play as Megan and Fred though... Anyways nice entry!

neilcorre2k6 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 3:39pm

nice! :D

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:47am

WOW! so much content... this is really fun ! good job 5/5

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