New Preview Trailer and Updates
We’ve put together a preview trailer showcasing some new systems and content. Enjoy!
(you can view on youtube for HD staglands action!)
One location we didn’t feature in the preview trailer was Tratis Saltis, a favorite due to the very different environment it brings. The area’s subsurface is an expanse of hot springs like veins breathing heat from depths below, and it gives some variety to the usually snow blasted peninsula. The persistently wet ground has made the few surviving settlers here build above surface level upon giant trees and mushrooms, and you wade through a dangerous bog below to traverse the district. Vol is an "eye ball" planet, and in the perpetually cold regions like the Staglands heated places like these are hard to come by and usually cherished for what vegetation and life they provide. Regrettably for these settlers, some of that is quite dangerous.
We'll be showing this location off in a future update more in-depth!
As you may catch from that intro, we recently received our Whalenought stamp for sealing the twine sealed physical journals when we finish printing them.
We had an excellent time testing it out, with varied results (mostly on my (Joe) inability to measure good amounts of wax). We'll have a nice sized vat of heated wax prepared for the day of medieval manual labor.
We’re continuing to write the copy for Erlein’s handbook and putting together the art book when we get some off time (building and exporting). We’ll be finishing up with those next month and will aim for sending them out early thereafter so those applicable can get them before the game.
An additional art mention are some new and improved portraits for Necholai’s avatar! Here’s a preview of some of the newer portraits and updated ones available for the moon lord to use as a face, along with some early game NPCs you can find:
These don’t include all the NPCs that you can add to your party, so if you chose the companion option as a portrait-level backer, yours has yet to come. Prior to release we'll show off all the portraits in the game so you can bask in your eternal Vol world glory. Each race/sex will have 5 portraits to choose from. So if you create your whole party from scratch you’ll be able to choose between 50 unique portraits in total!
Another Awesome CRPG:
Up on Indie GoGo right now is an interesting RPG also set in a chilly world called ICY. If you haven’t seen Icy yet, check it out! The game looks very well put together and has some beautiful art, definitely something that looks like it will be fun to get immersed in.