Hero & Daughter

Hero & Daughter is a dungeon-crawling hack-and-slash RPG by tachi made in RPG Maker VX Ace.
The game is primarily about running dungeons for loot and levels until you grow powerful enough to clear them.

The veteran hero Ralph has been punished for his hubris by being dropped down to Level 1.
Unable to level up whatsoever, all seems hopeless until he finds a helpful summoner.
By having him summon girls to join the fight, perhaps the dark lord can be defeated yet...

Note that the girls in the game are not "the hero's daughters" or anything.
Basically, it's just an oddly literal translation of the word "musume" (girl) that would have been more odd to change.

(Content Severity: Mild, But Risque)
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Download Hero & Daughter 2.8.2 | Mirror
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Hero & Daughter is now available on Steam.
Version 2.8.2 will remain free here, but the Steam version has additional updates.

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
To play on Mac, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.


Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.

If you extracted the ZIP but save data is still being erased, try running the game as an administrator.
Without admin privileges, the game may not have permission to create save files.

If dialogue seems to be using the wrong font (which may cause cutoff text), download and install MS PGothic.

To avoid memory overuse, the game clears its cache of loaded resources every time you return from a dungeon.
This can add a bit of lag, particularly in battles where many new attack effects and sounds are being loaded in a row.
To make resources only load once and never unload, open Game.ini and change "NeverClear=0" from 0 to 1.
Be warned that this could increase the odds of crashing after playing for a while.



Update Logs

Guides (May Have Spoilers)

Translation Notes
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)

.....Hero's Results