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EminenceRev
08-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Hello everyone! I am currently in the works of developing artwork for a videogame titled Eminence.

Any feedback / comments on the artwork are greatly appreciated! For those interested to learn more, feel free to send me a PM in game or a message via the forums.

http://i.imgur.com/fr3Yj6G.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NCfqVVh.png

http://i.imgur.com/8LQ3SlG.png

http://i.imgur.com/QKEFRrP.png

http://i.imgur.com/EDHBqt6.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/166/0/6/eminence_avatars_2_by_shoelesspeacock-d7micjc.png

http://i.imgur.com/Hb5QPc9.jpg

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/355/d/e/eminence_world_map_by_shoelesspeacock-d6yotoh.jpg

http://imgshr.com/i/8FZ1AS.png

Kevinlearn
08-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Looks great. I didn't like the first image so much until I saw the map and character cards. Otherwise the illustration that fade to black on the sides is awesome.

EminenceRev
08-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Looks great. I didn't like the first image so much until I saw the map and character cards. Otherwise the illustration that fade to black on the sides is awesome.

Hi Kevinlearn! Appreciate the compliments. :)

EminenceRev
08-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Here's some more development work on the card designs, based on the first four divisions:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/227/8/b/eminence_cards_part_i_by_shoelesspeacock-d7n25kp.png

EminenceRev
08-19-2014, 04:24 AM
Update on the latest armour progression for each division!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/435/027/9f5f8343d666da54da81ebcfdacbeffb_large.png

EminenceRev
08-20-2014, 05:21 PM
A screenshot showing off the character customization interface. Working on adding more options!

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10574415_359922937492136_3088284563686769132_n.png

crognus
08-20-2014, 09:20 PM
I totally dig the style, but the male Wilkurse character progression doesn't make sense to me. It looks like: rogue > badass rogue > Master Chief! The male Ixion progression is a little weird to me too: barbarian > badass barbarian > samurai?

EminenceRev
08-21-2014, 05:56 AM
I totally dig the style, but the male Wilkurse character progression doesn't make sense to me. It looks like: rogue > badass rogue > Master Chief! The male Ixion progression is a little weird to me too: barbarian > badass barbarian > samurai?

Hi Crognus. Thank you for your comments! In fact your observations are pretty much spot on! The decisions we made for the armour progression was done with the story in mind. As the oldest of all the civilisations we wanted Ixion to have a unique feel to them. If you look to our inspiration of how Ancient China was back in the old days, you'll find that there are many different cultures which are vastly different from one another. We wanted to reflect this so that we don't come across as 'just another asian fantasy race'.

As for Wilkurse, their society is based upon a structure where there is a huge gap in social class. The poor are extremely poor and live in the slums at the base level of the city, whereas the rich get to live in the higher, cleaner, more technological level. This is why you see the progression going from rogue like… to master chief

We've also taken care to combine elements of both into the 2nd tier so the progression makes more sense.

Rest assured that there will more armour in game for those particular divisions which will be a lot more seamless. We just needed to represent as much of the culture as we could for these particular examples. :)

EminenceRev
08-22-2014, 09:10 AM
A dying world, plagued by the premise of a raging star which stands close to destruction. Will you save it?

http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/0cd2a690d008c68d5b86e02652ed8e38/http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/202/4/f/archaics_by_shoelesspeacock-d7rokly.png

EminenceRev
08-25-2014, 08:35 PM
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/237/e/8/eminence_art_competition_by_shoelesspeacock-d7wo0r5.jpg

I would like to invite you all to our Eminence art contest! The rules are simple:

1.
Draw your character, give it a name, gender and a division from the starting four: Aeterna, Ixion, Wilkurse or Hollows.

2.
Submit your entry by tweeting back to @playeminence ... Alternatively you can send us your artwork to hello@playeminence.com

3.
Winner will be selected on 28th September and will have their character illustrated into the game as a playable card.
(Artist will also receive the card as part of their starting deck)

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON: 25th September

EminenceRev
08-27-2014, 05:49 PM
The Eminence: Xander's Tales trailer. Our Kickstarter launches tomorrow. We're nearly there!'

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AmitMosheOren
08-28-2014, 07:50 AM
That's a game I would really love to play! can't wait.

Kevinlearn
08-28-2014, 09:43 AM
Interesting concept. I like the diagonal map set-up. More dynamic then using boring static up and down. The little touches are nice too. Such as the lanterns turning on as the character walks through.

Charles
08-28-2014, 09:50 AM
I've mostly skimmed over the art here, on several different occasions.

The video, however, is great! It ties together the art to the concept very nicely. Once the Kickstarter launches, be sure to post a link to it on this site. I'll check it out.

EminenceRev
08-28-2014, 04:40 PM
That's a game I would really love to play! can't wait.

Interesting concept. I like the diagonal map set-up. More dynamic then using boring static up and down. The little touches are nice too. Such as the lanterns turning on as the character walks through.

I've mostly skimmed over the art here, on several different occasions.

The video, however, is great! It ties together the art to the concept very nicely. Once the Kickstarter launches, be sure to post a link to it on this site. I'll check it out.


Thank you ever so much for your comments and feedback guys! It means the world to us. We will continue to push out content updates throughout the forthcoming weeks. Stay posted :)

EminenceRev
08-28-2014, 04:44 PM
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/239/e/1/eminence___xander_s_tales_by_inktheory-d7wwbal.jpg

We are now on kickstarter, for those interested in learning more about our project please visit:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales

EminenceRev
09-01-2014, 06:15 PM
http://i.imgur.com/scyz0m2.png

The Eminence Team wanted to pay homage to numerous gaming legends who all played a key part in our lives growing up. It's important to note that these cards will not appear in Eminence: Xander's Tales but were created merely as fan art.
All the characters depicted in these designs and their IP belong to their respective owners/studios.
To view more of our tributes, visit: http://buff.ly/1r6ADe7

EminenceRev
09-03-2014, 12:08 PM
For years, this notorious Division has groomed troubled young girls into merciless killers. Harlequins are trained to subdue their emotions and lend their powers to other nations for financial and political benefits. As their purpose to create conflict benefits them financially, some believe they are influencers of key wars which have plagued Artalys. Harlequins heighten their Alchemy powers by pledging to the Guardian Gemini. They're brought up to believe that the state of happiness in a dying word is an illusion which hastens ones death.

Introducing the first card of the Division, Tragedy.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/246/c/1/harlequin___tragedy_by_shoelesspeacock-d7xs6or.jpg

EminenceRev
09-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Hi guys,
thought I'd introduce you to Kana.

This sinister harlequin uses trickery to achieve what she wants. Since a young age, she revelled in the misery of others to often mask her own troubled childhood. She was instantly promoted to a higher rank in the Division by strategically killing her predecessor. Kana serves the Harlequins as the organisations key spy and has shifted through many nations under numerous appearances conducting wide scale espionage.

Though detached from the other members, her bond with Riddle is strong and has enabled the two to often work together using one anothers skills to achieve their goals. Despite lacking the same level of physical strength found with other Harlequins, she makes up for it with strong Alchemy abilities and high intelligence.

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10255811_370724989745264_7796391196338845990_n.png ?oh=5234a488b73ad9a93839b7fd32cc08f5&oe=5476C952

SUPPORT us on Kickstarter :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales

EminenceRev
09-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Shurikan - Blades of Enlightenment

As Indra's right hand, Shurikan's sole duty is the protection of Ixions relic, its people and enforcing the beliefs and principles of the land. He is regarded as one of the nations strongest warriors and the only person to ever put a scratch on the great sage Indra during a sparring session. A unique mask and armour adorns his body made from the skin of Indra's own guardian, Qinglong, providing him with unparalleled defence against physical attacks. His fierce martial arts skills uniquely combined with the power of Chakra Alchemy has enabled him to easily subdue large groups of enemies at a time.

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Card

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In Game Version

SUPPORT us on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales

EminenceRev
09-07-2014, 06:28 PM
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/250/3/0/harlequin___gemini_by_shoelesspeacock-d7yc9po.jpg

Gemini - Divinity of Chaos

Once known by the Harlequins as the beautiful war maidens, Rozlyn and Nimesh wielded legendary fighting abilities. One shined with bright intellect and the other elicited extraordinary strength and agility. The two, un-separated for years went on to win battle after battle.

Nimesh came to resent Rozlyn for her remarkable strength. Seduced by the dark power contained in the relics, she absorbed too much antima and lost her soul to the guardian Gemini. Nimesh, consumed by the guardian waged destruction and began slaughtering in countless numbers. Forced to battle her own, a duel between sisters collided into a bloody fight. With the conflict ending in both of their deaths.

Their legacies lived on through their youngest sister Roza, who cried endlessly for their return. The souls of Rozlyn and Nimesh manifested into Roza's mind, and their war continued. With one trying to use Roza's body as a vessel for destruction and the other vowing to protect her youngest sibling. Over time, the Harlequins have tried to train Roza to harness the power of her kin. However, the two sisters' conflict has driven Roza into madness making her wield uncontrollable strength, which often cannot be contained by the Harlequins themselves.

For more information on our Kickstarter, visit: http://buff.ly/1r6ADe7

EminenceRev
09-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Eminence Weapons

Today we wanted to give you guys a little treat and show you some of the cool weapons you'll be able to equip your character with. This edition focuses on those who live by the sword.
You'll be able to upgrade your weapons as you level up your character. These images show the progression of weapons in the game for the first four Divisions.

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EminenceRev
09-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Guilds are one of the most exciting parts of Eminence: XT. Form allegiances with other players or invite your friends to join and earn bragging rights by defeating other Guilds. Work together as a team to tackle some of the games toughest quests and uncover the Eminence: XT story together.

Being a member of a Guild gives you access to Guild Duelling, where you and four other members of your team can go head to head with another Guild. In addition to Guild bases (which will be explained in a later update), cards can still be wagered giving the winning Guild the opportunity to take cards from the losing Guild in ranked GvG (Guild vs Guild) duels.

Here's an idea of how a Guild Card Duel looks:

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EminenceRev
09-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Kujata - The Omnislayer
Despite his calm disposition, Kujata has a canning blood thirst for battle. A gifted swordsman, his blades have earned a reputation for being able to slice through the toughest of armours. Having a high intelligence in combat allows him to structure his battles before they begin, making his opponent predictable. He is Wilkurse's first prototype bio soldier, a product of the Empire's secret unit designed to craft bio engineered warriors enhanced with the power of Mecha Alchemy. An artificial eye adorns his face to replace the original one he lost during a violent battle. His single eye, enriched with Alchemy, offers Kujata vision beyond human limits.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/592/268/b0b7612f01d103070baf984e79b66ace_large.png?1410877 385

EminenceRev
09-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Roewyn - Arrows of Elysium

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/264/b/7/ixion___roewyn_by_shoelesspeacock-d8005fv.jpg

Our kickstarter: http://kck.st/1vqRF9U ... Every little helps! Share, pledge or simply give us your feedback.

EminenceRev
09-29-2014, 11:29 AM
We are pleased to announce our playable demo ready to test and try out this week! More information can be found on our Kickstarter page.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/642/937/32f977515035f218bb4dc38d5c2dd154_large.JPG?1411683 181

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales

EminenceRev
10-03-2014, 06:00 AM
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/272/0/6/cards_by_shoelesspeacock-d80z92r.jpg

You can now buy physical versions of our cards plus more! For more information, visit our Kickstarter!

EminenceRev
10-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Introducing a sneak peek of our newest division - Scion.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/276/e/1/scion_by_shoelesspeacock-d81eugb.jpg

EminenceRev
10-05-2014, 07:20 AM
We've had a few questions asking whether there will be card animations and the answer is...Yes! Our goal is to make every card beautifully animated when used in a duel to enhance the overall experience. Here are a few examples of how they may look (this still a working progress and the final implementation may change):)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/686/411/64f82c6acce293fbef62ba18371c7080_large.gif https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/686/412/219e65a02fd2caa4686bbf935634965e_large.gif

Our Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1vqRF9U

EminenceRev
10-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Ever since we began the project, we've received incredible feedback over the artstyle of the game. One thing which was constantly pointed out was the design of our characters. We too felt there was a bit of disconnect with their visual style in comparison with the overall art of the game. During the KS campaign, we began a new journey to evolve our character designs and here's the new direction we're thinking of going towards. We plan on moving forward based on feedback so let us know what you think!

(Please bare in mind this is still a work in progress)

http://i.imgur.com/qFlmYfe.png

EminenceRev
03-30-2015, 05:58 AM
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52ee3630e4b0b870f5f81dcc/t/547f2e24e4b0f0d437d88ff7/1417621029836/?format=1000w

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52ee3630e4b0b870f5f81dcc/t/54d8d88de4b0e669a55001d1/1423497359936/?format=1000w

Greetings Alchemists, time for another edition of our Road to Launch updates.

We sat down and thought hard about when we'll be able to let you guys try out an alpha build. We decided to aim for the fall. We'll do our best to hopefully give you guys a taste of what's to come. The alpha will give you the opportunity to start creating your accounts and challenging other players around the world. In the process, you'll be able to start building your decks and give us valuable feedback, helping to shape the development of the game.

We'll keep you posted in the forthcoming weeks on progress and updates on our road to launch. Until next time!

crognus
04-06-2015, 06:30 PM
The animations for the cards look so sick...