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.
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.
As we continue with the development of Legacy of the Copper Skies we wanted to share a little bit more information about the characters that make up the world of the game. Today we will take a look at Isen one of the two main protagonists that you will control throughout the adventure in Legacy of the Copper Skies.
Isen is a gifted inventor. Logic and reason are virtues she constantly strives to uphold. She alone built Grimstad and its robotic inhabitants from the first bolt up. To her the world is a giant collection of parts, and it is her job to transform them, but now that it’s complete she struggles to keep her mind busy. She can barely sit still and is constantly searching for her next discovery, hoping to find something to keep her circuits stimulated.
Isen hails from the world known as Grimstad, a land of scrap metal, wire, and energy crystals. Her time is taken up by tinkering and exploring, constantly wanting to be challenged. The adventures that await her in Legacy of the Copper Skies will ensure that she is not soon bored.
Weapon: Custom-made Laser Rifle, Wits
Basic Attack: Laser Shot
Charged Shot: Hyper Beam Shot
Special Ability: Portable Portal Generator
Tinkerer: Isen is able to combine gathered resources together and create various contraptions, bots, and other assorted useful gadgets.
Working on marketing and communications at a game studio it’s easy to believe that game development is all press releases and innovative social media campaigns. I post a picture up on Facebook and get a few people to LIKE, SHARE or COMMENT on it and then presto the game is released.
Apparently there’s a lot more that goes into making a game than most of us marketers know. For example today HUGS’ CEO & Creative Director Eric Foster showed me the above screenshot and told me about how the team had been adding new fonts and dialogue boxes today. It’s a little thing that myself, and most gamers, probably don’t even really notice consciously or even think about when we consider what goes into creating the games we love.
It may not be sexy like a sponsorship with Anna Kendrick or featuring our game on Conan, but dialogue boxes and font choices are the sorts of things that need to be done to make a game. If we don’t notice them when they’re done well we sure as heck notice when they’re done poorly.
I’ll be over here trying to see if we have the budget to hire Anna Kendrick to be in our launch trailer (spoiler: we don’t) and putting something on Facebook asking people to LIKE, SHARE or COMMENT this blog post.