Hero-U Project Update #134: Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Help! We Need Somebody…

Not just anybody.

But before I get into that… our next Livestream is this Saturday at 2 pm PST. That will be on https://www.twitch.tv/transolargames as usual. The theme is “Winter Daze at Hero-U,” which might have something to do with the fact that we’re finalizing Summer Daze at Hero-U: Tilly’s Tale in the middle of Winter. Given the warm weather we’ve been having in San Diego, that actually makes a kind of sense. 🙂

Here’s a Bird of Paradise – no, I’m afraid you can’t tap it for one mana of any color – from an upcoming patron-only post (https://www.patreon.com/coreyloricole) of Lori’s best photos from 2020. Springtime is coming!

Bird of Paradise near San Diego – from Lori’s favorite 2020 photos

Hiring a Developer

We’ve been working with one part-time programmer and “full stack developer” for most of the Summer Daze project.  It’s been a hard day’s night (for the last seven years), and they have moved on, so we are looking for a replacement. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the Hero-U code base –
  • Rogue to Redemption patches and support for our Nintendo Switch developer
  • Fixing issues with Summer Daze at Hero-U, adding audio
  • Preparing for testing and later release
  • Helping us create future projects such as Puzzleworthy and new Hero-U games
  • Contributing to features and design of upcoming games
  • Maintaining our website, including integrating with a shopping cart for direct ordering
  • Helping us run Alpha and Beta tests, triaging and merging reports, fixing issues


You’ll need some or all of these knowledge sets and experience:

  • Working with Unity, Mecanim, and the Unity editor – essential!
  • Knowledge of C#, JSON, and Inkle (can learn the latter on the job)
  • Understanding tropes of adventure games and RPG’s
  • Ability to work well with other team members – design, art, audio

This is a paid position, but we can’t compete with large corporate salaries. It could last anywhere from six months to multiple years.

Time requirement will likely be 20-40 hours a week (not quite Eight Days A Week). We have some flexibility on this.

If you’re interested, please contact me at support (at) hero-u (dot) net. (Trying to avoid some bot attacks.) If you know someone else who is qualified and interested, please have them contact us directly.