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Update #25

Sprites and Arts

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Hey everyone!

I'm Cipto, the producer in Ekuator and the guy always writing you these updates. Last week it was scorching hot at noon and pouring heavy rain at sunset every single day. I fell sick for a couple of days due to the temperature changes (and eating a not-so-hygienic cup of ice cream). I'm sorry -- both for not writing any update and for not delegating the job to someone else.

Worry not, though! We're making good progress both in the arts and the programming department. Here are the things we've done in these past weeks:

  • Website: Some of you might notice that it's not updated at all. That's because we've been redesigning it to be something simple and sleek, yet still carrying the weight. It'll be up in a week or two after I finished changing all the lorem ipsums to something readable.
  • Sprites: We've just finished all of Ylianne's combat animations and have started on Reynard's. Also, the reworked bandits look far, far cooler than they were before.

Remember this flimsy little guy?

He still has the same hairdo, but looks far better now after going to the gym:

 Reynard and Ylianne also look better than their previous sprites:

  • Environment: Almost all of the forest assets are finished, and now it's just placing them here and there to become a playable map. Meanwhile, we're working on an old village's assets where the main event for the demo will take part. Here's a house for you to look at:
  • Illustrations: After some early adjustments about the style with the new artists, they are now rolling straight to the third character. The second one they drew was Aria, and here she is:
  • Combat: All the status growth, skills, and equipment have been incorporated into the combat system. We're on consumable items right now.  
  • Framework: Other than optimizing frame rates, creating collision have been upgraded from having to write programming lines into something as easy as cropping your work in Ms Paint.

In addition to all of the above, we've been in talks about publishing and post-development stuffs with great people from renowned sites. Nothing's final yet, but if things go well the game will be available not only on Steam, but also on other distribution sites. Some of you have been asking for specific sites, so this is one step forward towards that. :D

So far things are going great here and there, other than the occasional thunderstorms that love to drench our programmers while they bike home. Do look forward for the next update!

Alexandre MANGIN, Seto Konowa, and 5 more people like this update.

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      Creator Ron Vondrasek on December 4

      The new sprites look amazing and Aria is looking absolutely gorgeous, as usual. I am eagerly looking forward to funding this game and your dedicated team once again. Keep up the amazing work!

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      Creator Inquisitioner on November 29

      Looks awesome, keep it up! Can't wait for ks relaunch!

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      Creator Ekuator Games on November 28

      Thanks for the support, everyone! Really glad that you find our directions to your liking :)

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      Creator Stefan Brauner on November 28

      Thumbs up!!!

      It's amazing to see your game thrive in such a manner.

      Although my interest for Celetian Tales was easily catched the first time, recent progress solidified my faith in this game!

      Aria looks stunning.

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      Creator Sir Jordi in Bloom:Memories lands on November 28

      love your artwork guys!
      thanks for sharing!

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      Creator Edward T. on November 28

      Those new sprites are just so sweet~~

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      Creator Neo on November 28

      Awesome! Thanks for update. :)

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      Creator Kevin Vitz-Wong on November 28

      Really digging the new artwork. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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      Creator Helena - Ordo Draconum on November 28

      Excellent work! The new Aria looks stunning.

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      Creator Revisor on November 28

      Let me just reiterate how amazed I am by your updates and how the work is going. You are doing better than most funded games. Relaunch the pledge drive when you are ready, I'll definitely pledge again.

      The illustration of Aria looks amazing.

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      Creator Alexandre MANGIN on November 28

      The new artwork is amazing! I love your artistical direction.

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