The Hero of Kendrickstone: Rescue a city held hostage by an evil wizard!


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We’re proud to announce that The Hero of Kendrickstone, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. It’s 40% off during launch week.

Can a wanna-be hero like you rescue the city of Kendrickstone, held hostage by an evil wizard and his troop of black-clad soldiers? Face down fierce foes with spell, sword, or silver tongue. Outwit cunning rivals, cement your fledgling reputation, and maybe, just maybe, make enough money to pay your rent!

“The Hero of Kendrickstone” is an epic 240,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Paul Wang, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Step into the shoes of a fledgling adventurer in a world full of magic and mystery! Master physical combat, magic, stealth, or diplomacy. Choose to befriend–or betray–sorcerers and knights, bandits and baronesses.

Will you spend the last of your silver on a bed for the night, or potions for your next adventure? Will you spend your evenings studying ancient secrets, or prize-fighting for extra coin? Will you seek a mentor to help hone your skills, or strike out on your own? Will you prove to be a paragon of compassion, or a callous mercenary? Will you die forgotten and un-mourned, or will you become the Hero of Kendrickstone?

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Guns of Infinity
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“Cannot read property amount undefined error”


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I just saw it pop up on the steam store. Congratulations Cataphrak! I had a lot of fun testing it and giving feedback!

That trailer is pretty corny! :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Is anyone having trouble with Achievements firing multiple times on Android, CWS, AAA, or iOS?


#5

I will betray everything!!! Muahahahahahaha!!! Evil is infinite!!! :japanese_ogre: :smiling_imp: :snake:


#6

Will this be out on Chrome web store?


#7

No on IOS the achievements are working fine


#8

Congrats Cataphrak. Glad I got the chance to beta this.

Getting a “data is unrefined” error when I try to buy it in the COG store, though. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!


#9

@hahaha01357 @Sneaks Oops, the undefined error is now fixed.


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Amazing demo, I might actually buy this game!

That trailer tho… :smile:


#12

Congrats to @Cataphrak.
I’ve enjoyed the game a lot during beta, and now I’m happy to be able to play it again. I hope many people feel the same!


#13

Purchased both :smile:

Now to keep the character counter happy.


#14

I bought my copy on Android, rated it a 5, and shared it on Google+. I’m just at the beginning of chapter one, but so far the writing is very good, as always.


#15

if ya pick a non-binary option it comes up as capitalised. also “split-=second of danger”


#16

Hmm, is it doing it all the time or only in certain instances?

Also, I fixed the typo in my version. Feel free to tag me in any bug reports. I’ll get to fixing them and cranking out a patch ASAP.


#17

@Cataphrak:

During the song of my heroine…

their mighty attack. Good-hearted and virtuous,

Should be a linebreak there.


#18

Got that dealt with.

I’ll probably be sending in an update sometime in the next few days, unless something terribly gamebreaking shows up and I need it pushed as soon as decently possible.


#19

Yeah. Well, in the meantime, gamma testing may continue. Speaking of, in Chap7

Who cares, so long as I make it out alive?
*set order %+5

Should be -5, since you’re leaving the city to burn. That bug cost me Chaotic Evil, it must die!


#20

When choosing the Wizard class, the only two choices: “#Marveling at the power I had within me.” and “#Terrified my magic had gone out of control.” both give %-5 to order