Hero’s Adventure

Klik of the Month 50 is a special occasion, and I wanted to make something special for it: so, I finished my first ever RPG! It ended up taking most of the day, many hours beyond the two hours allotted. It reuses a lot of assets from one of my many previous failed jam RPGs.

Thanks to Josh Whelchel and Kevin MacLeod for the music!

Play it on Kongregate


18 Comments so far

  1. Eric Mill on August 20th, 2011

    That was adventuring time well spent. Reminds me of my childhood.

  2. […] less like a compo game and more like a jam game, especially since I spent most of the day on that Klik of the Month RPG. But that’s ok! I really like the direction that this one is headed in. Post a […]

  3. gnome on August 21st, 2011


  4. gnome on August 21st, 2011

    Also, most joyfully disturbing.

  5. Jonas on August 21st, 2011

    I agree with the gnome.

  6. Lil wayne on August 21st, 2011

    Rick Ross

  7. Destroyer360 on August 21st, 2011

    That was probably the shortest RPG ever created. But it was fun while it lasted, and led up to a gag.

  8. Andrew Dublin on August 21st, 2011

    Ha ha, first RPG I finished since Chrono Trigger!

  9. Jasper on August 23rd, 2011

    That was strangely beautiful Terry. Thanks for making it.

  10. Sved on August 24th, 2011

    I just realised how many rats may have been cruelly slaughtered through jrpgs.

  11. Paul McG on August 24th, 2011

    Hilarious stuff. The shift to the battle music was brilliant.

  12. Andrew Sandifer on August 25th, 2011

    Fantastic! I really enjoy games like this that take a true to life look at what is commonplace in video games. Adventure on, pixel dude!

  13. […] there’s Terry Cavanagh, he of the Vs. Three games from him here: Hero’s Adventure queries the low-level animal killing we’ve all found ourselves wrapped up in so many times. […]

  14. Gimer on August 12th, 2012

    LOL! That was awesome and hysterical. And brilliant.


  15. Dmitry on November 24th, 2012

    Terry, that is so cool!

    Hero’s Adventure, Pathways, Don’t look back, Oíche Mhaith, etc. – my favourite small games ever!

    Can you produce some more games like that?

  16. Related Site on January 30th, 2013

    Some truly nice stuff on this web site, I love it.

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  18. Alex G on December 26th, 2013

    I love Terry’s stuff, the man is a genious!
    ….But as a longtime Pokémon fan, this “game” just felt like a “you-should-be-ashamed-of-yourself-cuz-in-Pokémon-this-is-practicaly-what-you-are-doing”-lecture. Don’t know if that was part of the intension?

    I also felt the “plot” was unnecessarily dark.

    Again, I love your stuff Terry, but this one just hit me in a wrong place.

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