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» 30.07.2014 10:48
Words on the devblog, the bard-system and the Butcher


Well met,

many of you might wonder, what happened to the devblog since we released the first episode a year ago. The answer is relatively simple: We simply haven't found the time yet. Since July 2013 we continously started to write new episodes and capture new footage, but due to the fact that the schedules of those who are capable of doing the devblog knowledge-wise are way too loaded, it simply never happened. And, lamentably enough, if we have to choose between PR and the overall quality and process of the project, we choose the latter. :(

However, a collaboration with a Let's Player is in prospect. So - no promises here -, there might be a new episode coming pretty soon.

Today, we want to introduce a feature which has been in the works since the early stages of development: The bard-system. Aside from several new instrumental lute and flute-pieces, we work closely with our lector and composer, Holomay to compose bard-songs which can be heard on several occasions ingame. The objective here isn't simply to make the songs beautiful, but to also have them transport lore and the Endralean culture in general. There will be drinking songs, romantic ballads, songs about myths and legends, and religious songs.

In the English version of Enderal, all of the songs will be sung by a professional, English-speaking singer. Unfortunately, the English version of the song we'd like to present today hasn't been finished yet, but it will, soon. For now, some of you might enjoy it nonetheless. :)






A big thanks to Frank, Britta (The German singer) and Jocelyn (The English singer). Without you, this feature would not be possible!

For those of you who like to read, the fifth chapter of the Butcher of Ark has also been proofread and can be read here.

All the best!

SureAI
» 24.07.2014 11:51
Agnod


"Our ancient fathers are out there somewhere, Prophet... He can sense it. And one day we will find them." - Kurmai


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» 22.06.2014 17:31
Loading-Screen Mockup...


... with no guarantees. Let's just hope it all works out like we hope it will!


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All the best,

SureAI

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» 08.06.2014 16:05
Enderal Exploration Teaser - Heartland




The "Heartland" is the most commonly used name to describe the densely wooded region in the middle of Enderal. It is home both to Ark, the majestic capital city of the country, as well as to several highly-travelled
trade routes connecting Enderals villages and trade-posts. Awry oaktrees and tall scot pines provide for a dense vegetation, and both small and big rivers weave their way through the winding thickets. From time to time,
the daring traveller might find an old crypt or an old ruin, the latter most likely an abandoned trade post from the times of the "Isolation".


- Archmagister Lexil Merrum, Enzyclopedia Endralea

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» 20.05.2014 01:42
New art, new chapter!


Well met,

as this year slowly strolls towards summer (well - in Europe, at least), we're happy to tell you that we're making quite some progress at the moment. Frankly, we haven't shown a lot of ingame-material in the past months, which is, however, apt to change pretty soon. A great part of the regions and levels are now reaching their final stage, and we're also progressing pretty well in terms of gameplay-programming and quest-implementation.

As mentioned a couple of months ago, our artists are currently working hard on improving and optimizing their workflows (and skills) with 3D-modeling software such as ZBrush - which will be a must once we start working on our prototype. We already shared two of the results with you, and we're happy to share another one.

The animal below is a so-called "Leor", a domesticated creature used as a mule as well as for farming in Enderal. We hope you'll like its design as much as we do. :)


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Furthermore we'd like to show you a new illustration in the Loading-screen series, this time from a mythical region in Enderal, called the "Lost Forest".

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And finally the freshly proofread and translated chapter 4 of the "Butcher".



All the best,

SureAI

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» 26.04.2014 15:29
Loadingscreens


Hello everyone,

today we want to introduce you to a new feature, whose realisation has been made possible by two talented, new illustratos/concept artists who have joined us recently: Illustrated Loadingscreens.

While we liked the rotatable 3D-Models of Skyrim (Yeah, they are actually rotatable! :mrgreen: ), we still loved the idea and the feeling of hand-drawn, illustrated pictures to ease the waiting times.

Hopefully you will like it as much as we do!


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All the best,

SureAI

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» 15.04.2014 23:02
A new artwork...


... after a plentitude of new material, which - unfortauntely - hasn't been as exciting for you English-speaking fans than it has to our German ones! But rest assured, more will follow! :-)

The artwork shows the mood Enderals snowy region, the Northwind-Mountains are trying to capture. Some of you might recognize the ingame-scene of the tavern it shows!


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All the best,

SureAI

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» 17.03.2014 17:47
Games nine interview now available with English subtitles!


Hi everyone,

Two weeks ago we posted a link to an interview we gave to the Let's Player "Games Nine". Back then it didn't have English captions - understandable due to its immense length of one hour in total - but, now it has. It contains some interesting information about Enderal you might not yet have heard. :)

Enjoy!



All the best,

SureAI
» 12.03.2014 14:14
A small appetizer...


... for one of Enderals exotic regions, the so-called "Pinnacle Desert". Furthermore, the third chapter of the "Butcher of Ark" has finally been finished. Enjoy!



The Butcher of Ark, Chapter III




The different facets of the Pinnacle Desert


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All the best,

SureAI

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