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Echoes of Eternia is a classically influenced, yet modernly designed, RPG video game. It embodies the essence of old school gaming.
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Official Update #20. New Areas and Animations Revealed.

Posted by E.o.E.Games (Creator)

Synopsis:

  • New areas revealed: Illia Pass and Rein.
  • Battle System Animations: Characters and Enemies
  • Additional screen shots and artwork.
  • Final Notes

Hello Everyone!

     It's been another productive month here at E.o.E.Games. We've been so overwhelmed by the positive response our battle system reveal garnered. In today's update, we plan on showing off a few of the character and enemy animations so that you can see the kind of quality and style we will be presenting in game, along with screenshots of both old and never before seen areas!

New Areas Revealed!: Illia Pass and Rein.

     We are excited to show off two new areas in the World of Rivera (Along with new tilesets!) We will steadily be revealing new areas in the coming updates as well. Up first is Illia Pass.

     Illia Pass is a dangerous mountain route that leads to the village Illia on it's summit. Players will have to navigate treacherous mountain paths and dark caves in order to accomplish this. Illia Pass is one of the earliest dungeons in the game.

     Rein is the first major city you will reach. Major story scenes happen here and it is a great area to learn about the history of Rivera and the Eternal Maidens. Rein was once a small and relatively un-important city until recently. Players will be able to see new buildings being constructed and general expansion happening within the city.

Battle System Animations: Characters and Enemies

     We have been blessed to work with the extremely talented Sprite Animator, Thomas Frose. The animations that have been completed so far have exceeded our expectations and have made us very excited to put it all together. Below are a few example animations from the main cast and various enemies. Depending on your screen resolution, you may need to zoom in up to 200/300% to view it's in game size. (PS: If anyone knows how to post GIF's directly to Kickstarter, it would be great if you could tell us!) 

Main Cast

Monsters:

Additional Screen Shots and Arwork:

     Production of our Battle System Battlegrounds is going very we would like to reveal two new areas for battle. Both of these battlegrounds (along with the ones previously shown) feature foreground elements that will go over the character and enemy sprites to enhance their immersion into the game world.

Final Notes:

     Our update this week was aimed at showing off screenshots and new artwork rather than new information. 

     We want to assure you that development is going very well despite us taking longer than our initial due date. We want to stress that the due date of May 2013 was an estimation for EoE if it was still developed with RPG Maker. The advances we made to EoE's game engine, graphics, music, etc, have definitely added to the development time. 

     That being said, you WILL see our battle system in action in our next update. In game footage will also be coming shortly after that. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding for us needing more time, it will be used to create the game that you all deserve.

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    1. Johan Ingerheim on

      I can barely wait for the release of this game. I have been longing for a really good old school RPG since forever. My first love for the RPG genre began on the Sega 16-Bit the Genesis with the game Phantasy Star 2.

      I am still waiting for a non online 3D Phantasy Star game to come out, but I guess that will never happen.

      Keep making this game the best game you can make. I am looking forward to the end results.
      Never quit being a gamer. Being a gamer is for life.

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      Li YiXiong, Joel on

      Hi Sir/Mdm, Want to ask. When is the release date? So so interested in playing EoE :)

    3. Adam Bertoni on

      Thanks for the Ouya update! Hope it won't be too much trouble to convert. I have NO CLUE what that entails. LOL

    4. Seizui on

      Y'know, in retrospect, I am definitely glad that you have Thomas Froze. He is pretty familiar with Reize, given the sprite work of the attacks that he did, so he'll know what to do when it's time.

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      Sigel on

      The game looks great and I'm really looking forward to playing it :)
      Btw, wasn't there talks about putting it on steam greenlight at one point or am I thinking of another kickstarted game?

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      Tyler Hand on

      This game really seems like it is coming together! I have so enjoyed the monthly updates and watching as you progress :)

    7. E.o.E.Games Creator on

      @Jacob Thanks so much! It's been a while since we have thought about our troubles with 4chan. We are glad that the community can see our game for what it truly is now rather than the lies that were spread. Thanks for the support!

    8. Jacob on

      everything has been looking so fantastic!I i'd like to think we are all beginning to prove those haters wrong from that 4chan thread.

      EoE has really come so far from it's roots in RPG maker to something that is beginning to take a life of its own. Keep up the great work, we are all rooting for you!

    9. E.o.E.Games Creator on

      @Paul @David Many thanks for the compliments!

    10. David Sherman on

      I am soo glad I got in on this! Well done so far, amazing work across the board.

    11. Paul Marzagalli on

      Ah, an "Echoes of Eternea" update! The perfect end to a long, busy day! Great stuff! I love seeing these locations and characters come to life! Talented artists across the board!

    12. E.o.E.Games Creator on

      @Adam We discussed this in an update a while back. We very much want to bring "Echoes of Eternea" to OUYA. Most likely this will happen after our initial PC release. We will have more to announce sooner to release.

    13. Adam Bertoni on

      Any chance of this coming to Ouya??

    14. E.o.E.Games Creator on

      @Seizui That is tooo hilarious! That has to be some crazy odds! We will send him your regards :)

    15. Seizui on

      OHO! ...So you guys are the reason I lost my spriter for a while! >_< Alas, it's good to see that Thomas is being put to use. :D

      Anyway, the game looks great in terms of sprite and background. Tell Thomas Seizui/Reize says hi. ~_~