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We Need a Hero when indie monster adventure wraps in May

So you still want to be a hero?  That's a good thing, because the world will soon need one in ANU Studio's We Need a Hero.

When a mad biology professor discovers a toxic substance, his formula accidentally drains into the sewers, turning all the species living underground into monsters. Now the world needs a hero, but all it gets is a simple plumber named Jacky, who is "not a clever man and sometimes he does stupid things." Hardly the heroic type, it's nevertheless up to Jacky to defeat the rampaging creatures and save the day.

As seen in the game's first screenshots, We Need a Hero is a hand-drawn, 2D point-and-click adventure. The game's indie developers have designed almost 60 backgrounds to explore, each with a distinct atmosphere, and are promising a large number of puzzles to solve, including some that will be very challenging. As befits a monster game, they are also considering some action sequences and even "boss fights", though this hasn't yet been confirmed for sure.

Production on We Need a Hero has been going on behind the scenes for quite a while now, and though there is currenly no firm release date, the developers are aiming to complete the game by May for PC and iOS and Android tablets.

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