Can you win The Hero Project, America's #1 reality competition for heroes? Team up with allies old and new to unravel a conspiracy threatening your world, and save the planet from destruction!

"The Hero Project: Open Season" is a 170,000-word interactive novel, and the final installment of Zachary Sergi's "Hero Project" series. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

In a competition full of heroic stars, will you rise high enough to influence the way society views Powered people? What will you do when your fight soars to heights you never expected…and when your journey falls back into the perspective of the original Heroes Rise Trilogy main character?

As you rise, the decisions you make will shape the world for your Powered peers—and shape your relationships and potential romances. Will you fight for Powered rights or personal gain?

• Play as male, female, trans, or non-binary; gay, straight, bisexual, non-categorizable, or ace
• Play a new hero, in a brand new season of The Hero Project
• Use your animalistic Powers to survive deadly missions
• Kick slugging butt with Prodigal as your sidekick
• Become an advocate role model, a powerful kingpin, or a dangerous freedom fighter
• See Black Magic, Jury and Jenny again
• Secure the fate of a new Powered capital, or will you exploit its resources
• Untangle the conspiracy behind the scenes of The Hero Project fast enough to save the entire world
• Play as the original Heroes Rise Trilogy hero in two interactive interludes!
• Enter into one of a ten different romantic relationships!

In Open Season, everyone is a target. Who is yours?

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings
58 Ratings
Wil482 ,

Good, fitting end (with a few flaws)

The story is fundamentally about heroes rising, and your character certainly is given the chance to do this. (Spoiler) In the light of this theme, common to the preceding trilogy, your trip from nobody to legendary hero is fitting. It also gives you the chance to choose your way into a great character arc. The fights are dynamic and thrilling, the real choices you can give your old MC feel just as weighty to the character as the those in the main plot, and the balance between the trilogy protagonist and the new one is great — each with their own set of stats. The prose is still as enthralling as ever, and the intersectional themes from the last book are dialed back somewhat here, leaving more room to form your own story, but still managing to get the story’s important moral stated.
However, I do feel it seems sort of rushed at times, with plot lines progressing in quick succession, which can remove some of the weight from the narrative. Some of the character interactions are a little stiff, although that could just be the MC’s reserved personality. The cast might also be too heavy for the quickness, leaving some characters rather sidelined in development though they’re given attention in the plot.
All in all however, it’s a solid end to the series that’s fulfilling and has some impressive plot twists to boot. Worth your time.

Okami (Roe Kastan) ,


I’ve been reading the series since it first came out. Each book has had such a profound effect on me. I fall in love with the characters and I fall in love with the adventure and heroism. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a hero, someone who protects others through any means. I want to be able to save people and bring out the good in the world. In reality I can’t do that, but by reading your books I can get a sense of what it’d be like. I can live out my hopes and childhood dreams. I can be the hero I’ve always wanted. It might be weird or childish but I truly just connect with each installment. I’m grateful to have been able to play these games. Please write a third Versus installment. ❤︎♥︎❤︎

Kaylynnxx ,

Iconic end of an era

Exciting and well-written, this is a densely packed story and a variety of stats to keep up with in nearly every choice you make. I enjoy playing something so complex, and as always everything ties together (though not very tightly) in the end. The Heroes Rise/Project series will always have a special place in my heart, as the first one was one of my first favorite Choice games. Additional comment: the complaints about social commentary within the series are a bit base. Where else do you explore different ideas than within entertainment and literature? I think the author executed these issues beautifully and I appreciate the parallels with modern society. Sad to see the end of this legendary series.


Choice of Games LLC
51.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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In-App Purchases
  1. MeChip Warning System 9.0 $0.99
  2. Prodigal's Database $0.99


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