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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.
1,456 backers pledged $43,196 to help bring this project to life.

Official Update #24

Posted by E.o.E.Games (Creator)
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Hello Everyone! 

Thanks for holding out till this update! As we head into the holiday season, we wanted to offer you all the treat of sharing some of the work that has been going on since we last posted! 

Synopsis:

  • Completed Logo
  • Development Progess
  • EoE Games Website goes live!
  • PayPal donations
  • Tales of the Maiden
  • Brand new wallpapers!

Completed Logo

 One of the most compelling elements of the game’s production has been the correspondence between our team and our backers and fans. We would like to thank you all for your feedback about our logo prototype. Your responses helped us to shape it to what it is today. We are proud to present the new and final logo for Echoes of Eternea! 

We released the new logo two weeks ago on Facebook and it quickly became the most popular post that we ever made. The responses were very encouraging. Some said that just the logo alone makes them want to play the game! One of the core design tenets of our game is “A Modern Take on Classic Design.” We wanted our logo to capture that JRPG spirit and are happy with both the end result and fan reaction to it. 

Development Progress:

Over the last two months, Echoes of Eternea has seen the most tangible growth since it’s inception! In fact, we are nearly done with the EoE’s entire first act! This can be attributed to our plan to shift around responsibilities between myself and the programming team, that while initially rocky, quickly became invaluable to production. A new engine, assets developed from scratch, and a far-flung array of independent contributors in all facets have made for some *interesting* design pipelines, but now that it is all coming together, it’s wonderful to see. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be going back through Act 1 and populating it with NPC’s and polishing it up to Beta status. We have plans to begin releasing gameplay footage shortly after that. We are also working on producing EoE’s first trailer that we hope to have completed by the end of this year, though it is very art intensive, so please understand if we can’t meet that goal.

EOE Games Website Goes Live!:

Now that the game is taking shape, we've hit another production milestone: the right time to launch the website for the game: www.eoegames.com. Work on the site is still underway, so look forward to seeing updates to it's information and design! Bookmark us and visit us often for new screen shots, gameplay videos, and important information about all things Echoes of Eternea and EOEGames! 

PayPal Donations:

Along with our website launch, we have opened up the option to donate via PayPal. We have received hundreds of emails from fans who missed out on our Kickstarter and who wanted to chance to help fund production. The funds that we receive through this process will allow us to develop more unique assets for the game during its production - additional music tracks, sprites, and original art. If you’ve been following the game but haven’t pledged or if you have friends who feel they missed out, here is an opportunity to come onboard! We would love to have you!

Tales of the Maiden:

The Eternal Maiden is not one person, but a title held by many people through the centuries. While Echoes of Eternea focuses on the newest, Namie Alguard, we were always on the lookout for unique opportunities to share some of the world’s rich lore with the players. Scattered throughout the game are multiple cinematics which give the player a glimpse into the world’s history and what it means to be Eternal Maiden. We call these the Tales of the Maiden, illustrated stories narrated and scored in similar fashion to motion comics. Attached are a few of the drawings from one of the tales, The One-Winged Butterfly. 

Brand New Wallpapers!:

Show of your support for Echoes of Eternea with these stylish new wallpapers! You can find both wallpapers in the links below in various resolutions.

Logo Wallpaper: http://tinyurl.com/khw9qyb

Logo Wallpaper Glitched: http://tinyurl.com/k4wfccl

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS 

Along with our website, be sure to follow our progress at

https://www.facebook.com/EchoesOfEternea

https://twitter.com/EoEGames

http://eoegames.com/

For all our American friends, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Safe travels! For all the Echoes of Eternea fans around the world, have a wonderful holiday season and be on the lookout all through December for updates large and small as production moves along! 

Thank you for your support!

Chris Taran, David Hosea, and 3 more people like this update.

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    1. Daniel on

      If you managed to get this on steam and greenlit, you reckon when you send out the rewards for the digital copies that they'd be steam keys?

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      Daniel Alonzo Cital on

      Love love love that logo. Look kinda Final Fantasy-esque.

    3. IamHowie on

      Impressive update! Look forward to your Greenlit.

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      meiam on

      Yeah that logo is great, then again I love minimalist design so I might not be the best judge.

      Keep up the good work.

    5. E.o.E.Games Creator on

      @TrueStoryGuy:
      Thanks! We hope anything we can generate from it will help with that extra level of polish!

      @Alex Mak:
      Yes yes yes! We are waiting to run a Greenlight campaign until we have a trailer and ample gameplay ready to be shown. With how competitive Steam Greenlight is, we want to make a big splash right away!

    6. Alex Mak on

      Maybe I'm not the first who ask: Are You planning to go Greenlit?

    7. TrueStoryGuy on

      Thanks for the meaty update! Glad to see a Paypal donation page has been setup to help with further funding goals. Best of luck to you guys and gals! Great work so far, too!

    8. Peter Jacob on

      Query: Tales of the Maiden - Will players end the game with their own "Tales" epilogue that changes according to their choices along the way or will it be a railroad story arc? At first I was like, "Oh damn, it's going to hold you accountable." Always more interesting when the ending really is YOUR fault, one way or the other.

    9. David Hosea on

      Great progress with the game! The screenshots give me all sorts of nostalgic vibes.