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It’s been three years since the Cataclysm brought ruin upon the world you once knew and destroyed any trace of hierarchy within it. There’s no better time to become the new world’s emperor! Equipped with an ego bigger than the universe you’re trying to rule and followed by your stupidly loyal assistant Hermes, you’re almost ready—now all you need is a plan…
Hermes & Gry: A Crooked Plan is a short comedic visual novel about the “hero” Gry’s first step to becoming an emperor. Gather information and tools to come up with part one of his master plan: turning “The Butcher”, the strongest warrior in the world, into one of your loyal minions.
The protagonist, obsessed with glory and power, lacking any sort of moral compass. Will conveniently get rid of anyone standing in his way, including your imaginary friends. Oozes charisma but also sheer stupidity and a complete lack of self-awareness.
Gry’s assistant who does everything for him no questions asked. Should not be underestimated despite looking frail. No one knows what emotions are hidden behind these soulless eyes, besides unbreakable loyalty. Far more intelligent than Gry, except maybe for that one poorly thought-out choice to be his servant.
Once the strongest warrior in the world, known as “the Butcher”, she has lost all of her memories in the Cataclysm. Her new joyful attitude creates an opportunity that Gry doesn’t want to miss.
The great of hero of light and eccentric rival to Gry. Will fight evil wherever he sees it. He matches our protagonist almost perfectly in terms of both stupidity and ego.
Other than experiencing the visual novel style storytelling, you also get to explore your surroundings by speaking to townspeople and searching for items to help you come up with up to three different evil plans (leading to three different endings) to achieve your goal.
The game has around 47,000 words, for about an hour of playtime (Or more, depending on speed).
There is also a fourth TRUE ENDING. You can get it by:
HelloLeo: Lead developer, concept, writing, programming
LIZM: Character design, art, GUI, editing
Noyemi K.: Music
We would love to hear from you! What ending did you prefer?
Was there any scene that made you laugh? Do you want to see more of these characters in the future?
Who would you like to know more about? What did you enjoy the most?
The more we know, the more we can better ourselves!
~Thank you for playing our game!~