HRO: Adventures of a Humanoid Resources Officer is a puzzle-driven visual novel set in a retro-futuristic sci-fi universe. You play the underappreciated Humanoid Resources Officer aboard the Endeavor — a military spaceship with more than its fair share of crew rivalries, office politics, and erratic decision-makers. When the Endeavor stumbles into universe-shaking trouble, can you harness the power of the bureaucracy to rein in your crew’s worst impulses and survive to the next episode?
The game released on Steam May 21, 2023 with an Epic Store release to follow.
As disaster looms, you — the HRO — interact with key characters to investigate the crisis, identify possible responses and implement your preferred paper-pusher solution. Will your conversation with the criminally-insane physicist who has seized control of the ship inspire you to fake your own resignation so you can infiltrate his cult? Or, when surrounded by bloodthirsty Kirmulak warships, will you choose to transmit the stolen enemy command codes to disable their vessels and allow your crew to escape? Save the day! Be the hero! The levers of administrative power — and the consequences of using them — are yours…
Game features include:
• Branching storylines shaped by player choices
• UI puzzles offer multiple paths through the story
• Unlockable mini-episodes and characters
• Vividly imagined retro sci-fi universe
• Original, adaptive musical soundtrack
• Thousands of choices make HRO eminently replayable