Project Eternity's team is focusing on three core ideas that will capture the Infinity Engine experiences players loved so much:
- Unique, beautiful, dynamic environments that encourage and reward exploration.
- A story that is both personal and far-reaching, with believable characters and factions that create compelling dilemmas for players.
- Fun and challenging tactical combat that can escalate in difficulty through the use of optional game modes.
They seem like excellent core ideas, if you don't mind me saying so. =)
All of the races have different ethnicities from which the player can choose. For elves, Wood and Pale, for dwarves, Mountain and Boreal, for orlans, Hearth and Wild, and for aumaua, Island and Coastal. Humans have three ethnicities: Meadow, Ocean, and Savannah. Godlike can be found among any race and their appearance always sets them apart from their parents.
This is so cool! And rather well-organized too. I know which races I want to try out when the game is out!
(Wood Elf, Boreal Dwarf, Wild Orlan, maybe a godlike... you guys are going going keep me really busy with replays!)
Our art style is fairly realistic and uses a somewhat subdued, natural color palette, especially in outdoor environments. Character proportions are also fairly realistic. Equipment designs and proportions are based on their earthly historical counterparts, with an overall emphasis on function in their form. However, because this is a fantasy game, many environments will also be fantastic, with unearthly architecture, unusual materials, brilliant colors, and beautiful embellishments when appropriate.
NO! That won't do at all! It should only be realistic! Don't you know realistic art is supposed to look brown and ugly?!
I'm just kidding. It sounds gorgeous. I love fantasy beauty can't wait to see more of your fantastic art and animation. <3
The story takes place in a small nation in the world's southern hemisphere called the Dyrwood (DEER-wood). The Dyrwood is a heavily forested, coastal region where colonial powers from across the ocean have settled and formed an uneasy relationship with the local residents, tribes of orlans and elves who are protective of the ancient ruins of Eír Glanfath on the forest's interior. Eír Glanfath was an ancient melting pot of races that built elaborate, often massive, structures out of a living shell-like substance called adra. Though the fate of the ancient Glanfathans is unknown, their dangerous and complex ruins show evidence they possessed extensive knowledge of how souls work. For this reason, all of the surrounding colonial powers aggressively fight for the chance to explore and plunder Glanfathan structures, often bringing the local tribes into conflict with their relatively new neighbors -- and the neighbors into conflict with each other.
This... is... actually a fantastic idea! Beautiful forests and ruins are my favorite parts of most fantasy games and the entire continent seems to take place in it. I also think it sounds like a rather simple but effective way to introduce fairly realistic racial and ethnic conflicts (besides the old "good against evil" or "ancient evil arises to conquer" conflicts of many old games) without necessarily resorting to the old "people are bastards" idea that seems to permeate modern fiction. (Not that I think people won't be jerks in this story, but it sounds like fertile moral grey ground for realistic conflict.)
The central character in the story is a newcomer to the Dyrwood, a man or woman who is caught up in a bizarre supernatural phenomenon.
Actually, this confuses me. Why are the elf and orlan protagonists new to Dyrwood if his or her people are native there? Well--that's a dumb question--I guess the individual was born and/or raised elsewhere and only recently came over? It seems believable, though I confess I was hoping for the chance to play one of the natives when playing an elf and orlan; after reading the last paragraph.
Oh well, it matters little. I'll have fun anyway. This game sounds fantastic in every way. I can't wait till it comes out! It seems like you're creating a masterpiece! <3
Edited by Faerunner, 17 April 2013 - 11:36 AM.