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Character Spotlight: The Eburians

After taking a look at Legacy of the Copper Skies‘ two player controlled protagonists Tir and Isen in our first two character profiles it’s time to turn our gaze to the background to learn more about the inhabitants of their worlds. This week we’re featuring a look at the Eburians who inhabit the lush green world of Tir’s Ebura.

Eburians Concept Art

Original concept art of the Eburians.

The people of Ebura are a tight-knit community, relying on little more than hard work to provide food, shelter, safety and companionship. In order to survive, they need to work together, and they do it well. Stability is incredibly important to them and, as a whole, they can be resistant to progress if it threatens to alter their status quo and their communal way of life.

The Eburians’ lives are thrown into disarray as the worlds merge and only the combined efforts of Tir and Isen can protect their way of life.

Stay tuned for more details on the characters that make up the worlds of Legacy of the Copper Skies.

Character Spotlight: Tir


After meeting Isen in last week’s character profile, it’s time to meet the other playable hero of Legacy of the Copper Skies, Tir.

TirTir is a stoic hunter of great skill. In his world chaos is a fact of life. With so many of Ebura’s creatures, people, and inhabitants all doing as they please things can get a bit out of control sometimes. This is where Tir steps in. He alone keeps Ebura in balance, and to do that sometimes things need to be destroyed so that others may thrive. Unfortunately, Tir is often quick to anger, and despite his good intentions things can quickly get out of hand. This is why he enjoys a predominantly solitary life in the forest.

Tir Facts

  • Weapon: Spear, Shield, Teeth, Fists
  • Basic Attack: Spear Slash
  • Charge Attack: Power Thrust
  • Special Ability: Tir is able to transform, and by doing so he becomes a powerful rage beast.
  • Destroyer: Tir is a force to be reckoned with. He’s prone to anger, and capable of destroying most obstacles in his path. Fortunately, destroyed objects often provide Isen with the resources she needs for her tinkering.

Watch the first official gameplay trailer for Legacy of the Copper Skies

London, ON – December 2nd, 2015

Indie game developer Horrible Unicorn Game Studios (HUGS) has released its first full gameplay trailer for Legacy of the Copper Skies the first game from this new studio formed by AAA creators from Relic Entertainment, WB Montreal, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.

Legacy of the Copper Skies has already passed through the Square Enix Collective approval process with an 83% rating from game fans eager to play the proposed title. Since then the team of industry veterans have been hard at work building the game and are excited to show off this first in-depth look at the game.

“The Square Enix Collective provided us access to a braintrust of some of the most passionate gaming fans around. The feedback that we’ve received was invaluable for helping to shape the progress of Legacy of the Copper Skies,” said Eric Foster HUGS’ founder and CEO. Having been a producer on Relic’s Warhammer 40:000 – Space Marine and level designer on WB’s Batman: Arkham Origins Foster brings years of experience to the table.

“It told us that Legacy of the Copper Skies is a game that gamers were as excited to play, as we were to make,” he said.

The game features two unique heroes, Tir and Isen, who must work together to save their worlds all of reality is threatened. Facing challenging puzzles and an assortment of enemies the heroes each wield their own unique abilities to meet the dangers that face them.

Legacy of the Copper Skies is a pixel art adventure game that combines the classic genre with modern design and game development techniques. 

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