Disclaimer : While playing the HTML version of the game, you might encounter some minor audio issues. To get the full experience, please download the windows executable below.

Don't ! Heroes : Encore!

The world needs your help ! After a slumber of a thousand years, the Source of Evil is back, along with hordes of monsters.  Only a few chosen heroes might be able to defeat them... 
As the spirit of wisdom, you can help the heroes in their quest, but the only way you can interact with them is by saying "No" ! 

Prevent the heroes bad actions to defeat your opponents. Don't refuse their choices too often, or they will get out of your control !

Will you manage to defeat the Source of Evil and restore peace ?

Controls :

Any key : Act
Hold any key : Skip cutscene
↓ / ↑ : Change volume

Features :

Don't ! Heroes : Encore! is the post-jam version of Don't ! Heroes, made during the 2020 GMTK game jam.

This new version includes :

- New cutscenes and story
- Hardmode (after beating the game once)
- 2 new characters (including a secret character during hardmode)
- Dozens of new attacks and spells
- Lots of new monsters
- Tons of balance changes

Credits :

Don't ! Heroes : Encore! :

Don't ! Heroes :

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Release date Sep 26, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreRole Playing
Made withGameMaker: Studio
TagsGame Maker's Toolkit Jam, JRPG, one-button
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityOne button


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This is a really fun concept both in theory and practice, and it's a fun balance needing to micromanage the characters' health, actions and stress. Although I would like to say it's REALLY easy to accidentally make a character mad if you're not careful... especially when the heroes can give you some... strange prompts sometimes.
"Ah yes, hero, let's give me THREE healing prompts while MY WHOLE PARTY IS AT FULL HEALTH"


claim your ''i beated the game'' prize here

Is There A Way To Restart Instead Of Replay That Fight When You Get A Game Over? If Not You Should Add One

Love this game! It's such a charming little ride.

Genius game, from the art direction to the game design. Had an absolute blast playing this! This is gunna be something I'll be referencing in game dev discussions for years, I can feel it, hahaha

Fun game for a small playthrough. The art is gorgeous. Is there a secret if you don't kill the golden fairy or something?