Screenshot from a text-based RPG with a book-like user interface, showing a battle screen.
Screenshot from a text-based RPG with a book-like user interface showing an inventory screen with a list of consumables and equipment slots.
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The Unwanted Hero is a single-player text-based RPG with a fairy tale flavor and randomized elements. It comes in a gamebook-like format, and can be played online or off. See the built-in help for more details.

This is a coffeebreak game, that can be completed in about 15 minutes once you're familiar with it (some amount of replayability is provided). Beware that it ends on a cliffhanger: only part 1 exists as of 25 June 2021.

As of 25 June 2021, the game is untested. Beware of bugs and balance issues!

System requirements: Any modern web browser, in principle. Tested in Firefox 78, Opera 68, and the Android WebView starting from version 5. Screen size minimum: 800x480; recommended: 1024x768 or more.

For developers: As stated in the credits, The Unwanted Hero is made with Tweego and released under the Artistic License 2.0 (a copy is included in the source archive). You can compile the game with no special options. It requires the SugarCube 2.3.0 story format at a minimum.

Screenshot from a text-based RPG with a book-like user interface showing an inventory screen with a list of consumables and equipment slots.