While we're counting down the days until release (we heard back from Valve), we'd like to give a shout-out to the people without whom Enderal would have never been possible: The voice actors.
Recording over 150 hours of dialogue in two languages with not as much as a dime in our pocket was a task so daunting that it at first seemed impossible. That it became a reality is only thanks to over 90 German and English voice actors, who made our game come alive. Like everyone involved in the project, they did this for free which, in a competitive industry with harsh working conditions is nothing to be taken for granted.
While we cannot give every single one of those voice actors an individual post, Enderal wouldnt be the game it is without each and every one of their work. So, before we get started, a huge thanks to everyone who contributed. You rock!
The first actor we'd like to spotlight is Andreas Wilde. He was both the German and the English voice of Tealor Arantheal while he started as a sports commentator, he started voice acting in the early 2000s. Amongst others, he dubbed in shows such as "Game of Thrones" or "The Arrow" and movies like "Colombiana." Needless to say, his portrayal of Tealor was incredible.
Sadly, Andreas passed away in May 2017. We'd like to extend our condolences to his family it was a pleasure working with him, and we're honored to have his voice and talent live on in our game.
"In a city of dreamers, there are bound to be nightmares."
Its official: The Enderal universe is expanding!
This is Nicolas, the writer of Enderal. For the past year, I have been working on "Dreams of the Dying," a spin-off novel to Enderal. It's the first entry in a series that explores Jespars past as a mercenary.
The book is a web novel, which means I'll publish one chapter a week, on Patreon, Steam, and Wattpad. The first one is due with our soon-to-release Forgotten Stories cinematic trailer. I'm also planning to make physical copies available via Amazon at the end of each "season".
"Dreams of the Dying" is free to read, but I'll relaunch my Patreon page when the first chapter comes out, for those who'd like to support my writing financially. A big thanks to my loyal Patreons at this point - I know my page didn't offer much in return, but with "Dreams of the Dying," that will change. You honestly rock.
If you can't become my Patreon, no problem. Just like Enderal, the novel is a work of passion - and I'm grateful for every reader. 😊
Now, without further ado: Here's a glimpse at what's coming!
When a contract leads Jespar Dal'Varek, mercenary and professional cynic, to the island nation of Kilé, he sees it as a chance to turn the page.
He quickly finds that the "land of chances" and its glittering metropolis walk on a tightrope. While the upper class lives in extravagance, a controversial decree has birthed an insurgency among the poor.
As Jespar learns that the First Magnate has fallen into a supernatural coma and that it's his mission to find out what caused it, he realizes that in a city of dreamers there are bound to be nightmares. And that it's only a thin line that separates the sleeping and the awoken.
We'd like to end the year with a little surprise - the new Enderal main menu by the very talented Stefan Stankovic.
Thank you for your ongoing support and your patience - we're still waiting for word from Steam, but we're using the time to polish the hell out of this game. Also, there will be news about the Jespar novel soon.
Christmas is here, and Enderal isn't - why is that? We've promised an announcement this week - and this is it.
Long story short: though we submitted our Steam build some weeks back, the unusual data structure and Enderal's dependency on Skyrim makes the process a lot more complicated than we thought. Until Steam approves of our build, we can't release.
All this means that Enderal isn't coming before January 2019. Since we have no control over the process, we can't even give a definitive date here, but rest assured that we want a timely release as much as you do.
On the other hand, this additional buffer gives us more time to polish, bugfix and test the hell out of the game, which ultimately means a better product. We're also working hard on our fancy cinematic release trailer which we're releasing in the coming weeks, as well as the first chapter of the Jespar novel (altogether with a redesigned Patreon page.)
Finally, we'd like to share this new song from the new Rhalâta quest line with you, performed by the talented Lauren Synger. We'll also share lots of exciting stuff in the days from now until release to make the wait a little easier.
Sorry for the delay, thanks for your patience and your ongoing support, and happy holidays! We'll make sure that Forgotten Stories will be worth the wait.
We've uploaded an outtake video of the German voice acting recordings to our YouTube Channel.
We've added english subtitles, but some stuff can't be translated all that well, so go easy on us.
Thanks to all the awesome voice actors who lent us their voices!
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