A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Hiro's family has been scattered by the Onin War in 1467 feudal Japan. He must sneak past guards using sticks and wits, making his way through the Yamana clan's growing territory. Maneuver past guards or bait them into their allies' arrows and sword slashes. Get ready for close calls, narrow escapes, unintended solutions, and unexpected danger...


“A samurai tale told through the eyes of a commoner.”

Jordan Gerblick - GamesRadar+

“Easily accessible stealth action gameplay... Highly recommended.”
Calum Fraser - AlphaBetaGamer

“...seeing the style put with a more narrative, stealthy game was a breath of fresh air.”
Jupiter Hadley - IndieGamesPlus

Demo Features:

  • Beautiful 4-color GAMEBOY-esque art style.
  • Be careful. Be creative. Some levels have clear paths, others are open-ended.
  • Manipulate enemy AI to break down obstacles, change positions, and more!
  • Demo playtime: 1-2 hr.

How to Play:

  • Keyboard and controller support (Xbox 360 controller-optimized).
  • Pause + Esc will Save and Quit. Continue by re-opening the game.

Mac error after downloading?:
If you are getting the Mac error about the app not being trusted, this is a weird thing that Mac does when downloading apps from the internet. The app has been signed properly and it is safe to install anyway (go to your settings). The other alternative is to use the itch.io app.

WISHLIST ON STEAM!!: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1208560/Hiros_Escape/

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StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorStudio T-REX
TagsGame Boy, GameMaker, Pixel Art, Stealth


hiro-demo-mac.zip 167 MB
Version 9 Dec 04, 2020
hiro-demo-win.zip 166 MB
Version 10 Dec 04, 2020

Development log


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Awesome! It's always fun to see the different ways people approach stuff. I loved the way you just brute forced the last enemy in the 3rd level. Forget that soundwave stuff, just knock him out! haha


You're welcome. dev, thank you for making the game.



Awesome! I would encourage you to try out the latest build. The pathfinding is much improved and its in a 16:9 aspect ratio :)

Thank you for developing this masterpiece!


Awesome game! Great music! It felt like I was playing it in a gameboy! After starting playing it, I couldn't stop until finishing it! Great job!

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Thanks! It looks like you have an older version of the game that doesn't count your score properly. Re-downloading the newest version should take care of that!

That's something weird! I already check it and the version is the latest version you have here. I downloaded it less than a month ago. Don't know...

Are there plans for a Linux build?

Someday. Unfortunately I haven't had a Linux machine in ages. No timeline I'm afraid, but someday after release.


If I can be of any help in that regard then I would be happy to help.


Is this game, "Assassin's Creed" of 8-bit era!? Hiro's Escape surely is an incredible game full of fun. This game is a must play!


Awesome! Although I'm sure your rank is low for all of these :)


yes I didn't care about rank, only enjoying the game!


So happy!