A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Buy Now$6.00 USD or more


This is the NSFW edition of The Hero's Journey, which is a free otome about forgetting your heroic past and retracing the steps you took in your world-saving quest! If you've never played THJ, you can try the free version here:



The free version contains the full 175k words story, but the intimate scenes occuring in chapters 3 and 4 are only implied and have no CGs.



This version contains all of the free content and replaces the intimate scenes with longer, more detailed scenes and adds CGs. 

Here's a breakdown of the content:

  • 6 thousands new words
  • Eight NSFW CGs (2 per love interest) with different versions (16 CGs total)



The booklet (which you can purchase on the free version's page or here, along with the NSFW version, for a discount) has over 90 pages of extra content. 

It contains:

  • 20k words and a few illustrations
  • multiple stories from the love interests' point of view
  • some trivia about the characters
  • a detailed walkthrough of the game and how to obtain the different CGs and epilogues
  • a look at THJ's development, previous versions and old art



A note for players on Mac:

Some Mac users can’t run the game, or the game freezes when they try to save, change their settings or see a CG. 

If you encounter this problem, you can try these solutions:

  • Right-click on the game app -> Enable Write permissions.
  • Right-click the game app -> Click "Show package contents" -> Open "Contents” folder  -> Open "Mac OS" folder -> Double-click on the executable called “The Hero’s Journey”. This will launch the game through the terminal.



This VN is intended for mature readers.

Please be advised that THJ is an overall harsh story taking place in a harsh world. Some of the choices offered to you are morally reprehensible and possibly distressing. The game has mentions of death, injury, child abandonment, sexual assault and child abuse. Your choices can lead to explicit violence and some of the art depicts blood.

The NSFW edition adds explicit sexual content and isn't suited for minors. All of the sex is between consenting adults.


Credits:

Music: Village and Dark Hollows by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Other music and sounds from zapslat


Purchase

Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

THJ1.5.3(DLC)Win.zip 325 MB
THJ1.5.3(DLC)Mac.zip 326 MB
THJ-booklet.pdf 85 MB
if you pay $8 USD or more

Development log

Comments

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Should i have the original game first before buying this? This is a DLC, right? or is this also the full game already just with the added NSFW stuff?

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This contains the full game + the NSFW DLC, so you can buy it by itself!

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i love the game so much. 

I'm glad you do :)

why is it that it always wants me to pay for the booklet again? it never saves to my pc too

Do you mean that itch.io is not letting you download the booklet? It should be available if you purchase the game for $8 or more. This will unlock the downloads for both the game files and the booklet pdf (these are separate files, you'll have to press the Download button for both).

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I have bought it before. even remember sending money into my paypal to buy it

Maybe you weren't logged in/you were logged into a different itch.io account? This page https://itch.io/docs/buying/already-bought has advice on this, or you can just look for an email from itch.io (sent to the same email address that's connected to your Paypal account). They should have emailed you when you made the purchase, and it will contain a link to the downloads.

I'm looking at the receipt. It was $6 and it allowed me to open the booklet??

Was it for "The Hero's Journey (full game)" or "The Hero's Journey (NSFW edition)"? The former would give you the files for this version of the game:
https://maneki-mushi.itch.io/theherosjourney
(this version doesn't have the NSFW content, but the purchase would have unlocked the booklet)
If it was the latter you would have been able to download the NSFW edition of the game, but not the booklet.

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First, I just want to say how much I absolutely love this game- I had been following this game for a long time and remember when it all released in full. When you announced this version and the booklet I was so excited- the booklet is so lovely and adds so many details that I'm obsessed with! 

Super excited for your next game as well <3


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This is the line in Emrys epilogue which cuts off-

"Sometimes he taunts you for giving your love to a man you once betrayed, and asks who" 

Could you tell me what the rest of this line is- if there are no updates for this game? 

There is also an issue when it comes to-

"Lady Catrin visits you in Brynarth, Morgan silently following." 

This section repeats a few lines. 

All the best!

Thank you so much, and I'm happy to hear you liked the booklet too! 
I'm actually going to publish a fix soon so this is helpful!






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Noted for Emrys's epilogue, that'll be fixed!
Just to be sure, the issue with the repeating lines occurs in the epilogue where you've spoken to the stranger? And the lines that repeat are the one you mentioned + "Paladin Tomos has been a good friend to her, she tells you... (etc)"? Or is it something else?

Yep, that's the line :)

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Ah i love this so much!! And the details, insights on the booklet! *chef's kiss*

Thank you for making this (along with WD and Blank) amazing art and experience, excited for more of your works!! <3

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I'm so glad you liked it and my other games! I'm working on the demo for my next project now, looking forward to sharing it with everyone soon ;)

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Hello, some bugs! I will add gifs to the Twitter chat as I can't add them here.

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Some gifs of errors I didn't want to post them on Twitter as they are near the end of game. If you don't want to click on the link I can email them to you?

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QLgw2ycZaBtLs9Nv5zegPBWR8-Tiw2-Q?usp=sha...


Rhain just wants to be huge







Spelling

Missing a word - "but only one of us?


Misspelt - precious - c instead of v  



It was an amazing game! I'm on my second play-through. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! Rhain does seem to really want to be big haha. I'll fix everything and have an updated build up soon, thanks again :)

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So excited to play this!! I'm having some bug issues on my end I think - it won't allow me to proceed past the first scene in chapter one. How should I fix this?

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are you playing on Mac, and when is it stopping exactly? If it's not showing the first CG and you can't change your settings or save, you can try either of these solutions some Mac players have used to solve this issue:

  • Right-click on the game app -> Enable Write permissions.
  • Right-click the game app -> Click "Show package contents" -> Open "Contents” folder  -> Open "Mac OS" folder -> Double-click on the executable called “The Hero’s Journey”. This will launch the game through the terminal.
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GODSPEED just in time for my birthday!!

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happy birthday :)

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AHHHH so excited

I hope you'll like it!