Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene in their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion. Wield the power of ancient crystals and explore the mystical, alien world of Heryon in this epic, grand tale of hope and sacrifice.
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August 10

August Blogpost - Gamescom incoming!

We're back! What, already? Yes, we are!
We figured that we haven't taken enough time to prattle about Edge of Eternity's progress, so here we are!

First of all, a little glimpse on what we are working on right now:

1. The Derelict Temples

Remember how on the last update we rambled on and on about the Nexus Grid, this hexagonal map where battles will take place in Edge of Eternity?

Well, there is something more to that!



Some of your encounters in Edge of Eternity will take place in some strange ruins. There, the Nexus Grid will become even more important than in usual combat encounters - for these ruins will be full of strange devices, impediments and mortal dangers.

To survive these dangerous death-traps, you will have to use both your brains and brawn. Each of these special areas will pose a specific challenge that you will have to solve in order to progress...



... or to obtain some unique reward.

2. Traditional Weapons on Heryon

Edge of Eternity is a JRPG; of course weapons are a big deal! We want them customizable, we want them craftable, we want them full of unique effects and properties... and most of all, we want them AWESOME.

In this chapter we will take interest in their particular designs.

At the time of Edge of Eternity's events, the world of Heryon has been subject to many technological upheavals. Before the arrival of the dreaded Archelites, the Sanctorium was in the middle of a spectacular technological boom.



The people of Sanctorium had recently discovered how to manufacture tools capable of cutting magic crystals.

This was an unprecedented breakthrough. To perform magic and miracles, spell casters usually needed crystals to channel their powers. The problem was that natural crystals were often too big and too heavy for people to carry them around to practice their magic. Finding small natural crystals - small enough for a scrawny sorcerer to carry - was a very rare occurrence.



...Until the day the Sanctorium discovered how to cut and shape them.

When that feat happened, the world of Heryon went through an unprecedented technological leap. Sorcerers and practitioners of magic flourished, and researchers even began to experiment many things with magical equipment.

In particular, they discovered that they could socket weapons and outfit them with crystals to give them many magical properties. The implications of this discovery were ground-breaking and as a result, the Sanctorium sped up the extraction of crystals.



But there was a second, even more spectacular technological leap coming: the Archelites, and their own brand of mechanical technology.

For a few years after their arrival, the Archelites were - it seems - quite peaceful and benevolent, as they presented the people of Heryon with many technological gifts. It took them some years for to get acquainted with this new form of technology, but they ultimately adopted it.

When the war erupted between Heryon and the Archelites, people became wary of this new technology they came to rely on. They began to resent it and suspect it of carrying the source of the horrible blight that was plaguing Heryon : the Corrosion.

But the wheel of technological progress has gained too much momentum, and very few people were inclined to relinquish a progress they have grown accustomed to, even if it is a progress that might spell their ultimate doom.

But in the interim, before the rejection of Archelite's technology, many experiments were conducted on Heryon. Experiments aiming to combine Archelite technology and Heryon crystals.



Gameplay

So, we discussed earlier how people on Heryon could outfit their weapons with crystals to imbue them with many special effects. This is of course something the player will be able to do in the game.

Get weapons, customize them with crystals. Sounds logical enough.

Except there are rules to weapon customization: each weapon’s slot has its own properties, and each crystal has its own properties too.



In practice, it means that:

- A weapon slot dictates: the kind of bonus the wielder of the weapon will get if he insets it with a crystal. It could be stat enhancement of several kind or custom effects that influence the weapon's associated skill.

- A crystal dictates: the kind of spell or skill you can unlock if you put into a weapon slot, as well as some minor stat bonuses.

Another noteworthy rule is that you won't be able to fill up all the slots of your weapon - you will have to make choices at some point of the customization process. Each weapon's "Crystal Chart" branches into several possibilities. Thing is, when you come down a path, you lock some others.

As a consequence, it is impossible to "fill" a weapon up completely. You will have to make choices, and experiment with the many possibilities the weapon customization offers you. Will you keep this awesome crystal for the next weapon you might dig up later? Is this weapon *the one*, the one that will accompany you for the first half of the game? Should you try *this* combo instead of *that* one?

Choices.

Choices, choices, choices... *CHOICES*!

(Don't fear, though, as this system is built in such a way that you will be able to experiment to your heart’s content without the fear of "botching" it.)

Gamescom

The Gamescom is coming soon!

This will be special, as we will be showcasing the game in its latest version. Many journalists will able to indulge into much deserved Currywurst-induced beta-testing sessions, under our own weary, anxious eyes.



... And of course they will provide us with valuable feedback that will allow us to polish Edge of Eternity further and further.

Sad news is that we will be in the business area, mostly. So most of you guys won't be able to play it yet - well unless you successfully sneak into the business area.

One can hope, though, that some previews will bloom on the internet after the fair. We sure hope they will!

So, this is now the time for us not to drop the mic, but to put it gently back on the stand where it belongs (these things aren't cheap), to get back to work and to make customary strange grunting noises as we trudge through the many tasks left on Edge of Eternity's Trello.

We are glad we were able to share this update with you!

The major thingies we have teased in the previous update are still on the way, and we can't wait to be able to announce them properly!

Don't forget to wishlist us on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/269190/Edge_Of_Eternity/

And you can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EoeGame/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/eoegame or even... Join us on our Discord to discuss the game and your love of JRPGs, directly with us! https://discord.gg/uXkp3rv

We hope you have found this update interesting and thank you for reading it!

Midgar Studio
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July 6

First Update!


Hello all,

We’ve been up to our necks into the development of Edge of Eternity. It is about time we share with you a bit of the good things we’ve been working on, lately.

First of all, what we have here is a...

A new Logo!

The previous logo was good for what it was, but it was still a bit far from the epic scope of a project like “Edge of Eternity.” As time went by and as the game began to evolve, we felt that our logo should be a little more fleshed out.

So Manon Sam has been working tirelessly to produce something that would be representative of the game, its story and its concepts.



Nifty! What’s the story behind this one, I wonder.

Now, for a bit of lore! (And screenshots! Most of all, screenshots.)

The Importance of Home in Heryon

The Crystals are Home to the Gods
The Sanctorium is Home to the Crystals
As you walk the threshold, bow down
For who is without reverence
Deserves no Shelter


Home is a central concept on Heryon. In the same way the Crystals are sacred to the people because they are Home to the Gods, the traditional household is sacred because it is the shelter of the faithful. Home is not merely a dwelling for its owners to live in, it is also an item of considerable spiritual importance: it is a place of living as well as a place of everyday worship.

Most people are associated with a household. Those without a home to claim as their own are shunned at best, hated at most.



Burning one's home down is a grave offense. In times of war, even the cruelest warlords abstain from committing such a deed - not only because they fear divine punishment, but also because they know it would tarnish their name - honour being one of the few values most tyrants still hold dear.

Those who commit the abject crime of house-burning are reviled, pursued and put to death - sometimes without trial - while those without a home - paupers, castoffs and orphans - are systematically viewed as second-class citizens.

(Some characters of the main cast are afflicted with that condition.)



People who have lost their home - either due to misfortune, fire or monsters attack - are considered to have lost the favour of the Gods. To be without a Home is both the sin and its punishment, for the Gods would not allow anyone but the sinful to be without shelter.

Occasionally, homeless people and children can be adopted by some households (often because they are distant family) where they must face a period of probation until they prove themselves as worthy members of their new community.



This custom has sometimes led to abuse, as homeless people are sometimes "welcomed" into a household only to serve as indentured servants, before being finally cast out a few days before the term of their probation.

This abuse, used only by most unscrupulous families, is somewhat frowned upon by the other "honest" households... but the larger part of the disgrace is mostly befalling the wounded party : the vagrant who has lost shelter, once again.

Each home has to elect a householder - often a parent, or in some case, the most successful heir of the family - before the house is officially "blessed" by a Sanctorium Priest: nobody dares to live in a Home that hasn't been blessed beforehand, lest they are considered sinners.

During the ceremony of blessing, the householder is bequeathed a House Seal, a sacred signet bearing a Crystal imprinted with the Soul of the Household it represents. The householder can use the House Seal for one use, and one use only...

... But that is a topic for another time.

Now, it is time for...

A Bit of Gameplay!

As you already know, the combat in Edge of Eternity will be turn-based. We felt that keeping the combat turn-based will allow the player to properly plan their strategies and come up with their own devious tactics to beat their enemies.



But we also felt that we could add another layer of strategy to the game by allowing the players (and their enemies) to exploit their environment.

The Nexus Grid

Combats in Edge of Eternity will take place on Nexus Grids. When it comes to combat, Nexus are represented by hexagons, one of the most potent sign of magical power on the world of Heryon.

Nexus represent a unity of terrain. They can contain basically anything: a group of enemies, heroes, hazards and even bonuses! On top of the already existing skills - traditional to most JRPGs: elemental spells, heals, etc. - each of the character of Edge of Eternity will possess their own unique set of skills that will address and exploit this Grid system.



One character just might lay out a minefield on a chosen Nexus while another - just biding it’s time for the right moment to jump into action - might savagely push, seize, throw or attract some enemies on that trapped Nexus.

Another case might be as follows: there is a green crystal on the center of the map, it radiates its pure-healing energy: anyone on the map, heroes or enemies, will be racing towards that Nexus and take advantage of this auto-regen open-bar. That’s precisely one of the cases where pushing, blocking or trapping your enemies may sound like a good strategy.

The idea behind this is to give the player new playthings, new possibilities.

Let’s consider this: you are suddenly facing an overwhelming foe and you’re quite outmatched. Most RPGs will basically force you to back off and grind until your characters are strong enough to beat that boss. Here, in Edge of Eternity, the game will allow you to pause, think and ask yourself: “Now, if I use this kind of strategy, wouldn’t I be able to still beat that foe, and get this awesome reward while still underleveled?”



The general answer is: yes.
The general idea is that we want you, the player, to have a genuine choice in how you tackle your challenge - and that everytime you triumph, you will owe it to no one but yourself.

You will be able to grind if you prefer to beat down the boss with sheer power, get back to the crafting station to craft and customize your weapons properly or - like in this case - get those brain juices flowing and beat those overwhelming odds.

Wow, did I say crafting? I did say crafting. But it’s too soon, it’s not for now. It’s for a next update.

Now, for something completely different. Let’s jump away from those technical specifics and meet...

The Pilitch



See that fluffy ball of feathers over there? This is a Pilitch.

Despite a plump and comical exterior which often makes people want to either hug or kick it, Pilitches are often left alone: it is common knowledge that a happy and peaceful Pilitch lays ten times more eggs than an unhappy one. At the end of the day, people often prefer a good omelet to a quick snuggle with a soft, but unwilling, pecking-like-mad gallinaceous.

Pilitches are fond of music; bards and singers are often hired by countryside farmers to play their entire repertoire in front of pens crowded with Pilitches: after a proper performance, their eggs are both plentiful and succulent.

For reasons unknown, though, Pilitches prefer songs about personal loss, existential anguish and impossible love. They cackle like there's no tomorrow when the final drama unfolds.



You can expect some pretty major announcements during the Gamescom next month! We will also be showcasing Edge of Eternity to the Press during the event. It will be a with a hands-on our latest content and features, so you can expect some juicy info and tidbits in the near future!

You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter if you fear to miss it, or even...

Join us on our Discord to discuss the game and your love of JRPGs, directly with us!


Stay tuned! We will come back after the holidays!

Midgar Studio
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About This Game



In a world torn asunder, the people of Heryon wage a desperate war against a mysterious invader. As this conflict opposing magic and technology grows to cataclysmic proportions, a new threat emerges from the battlefield.

The Corrosion: the Archelite’s most cruel weapon, a terrible sickness that poisons the body, twists the limbs and warps the people into horrible, misshapen abominations.

Forlorn soldier in a gods-forsaken war, Daryon is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country... Until the day he receives a letter from his sister. Their mother has contracted the fateful disease and they need him to find a cure.

On that day, Daryon will have to make a choice that will change his life and the fate of his world.



An Enthralling JRPG Adventure!
  • Live a unique and grand tale of hope and sacrifice
  • An epic soundtrack composed by industry legend Yasunori Mitsuda!
  • A riveting story with numerous plot twists and heart-wrenching moments

Discover a Gorgeous World
  • Explore the World of Heryon and unearth its most ancient secrets
  • Discover an alien world and its unique environments
  • Solve Quests in Multiple Ways - make your own choices and face their consequences

A Deep & Strategic Combat System
  • Tactical Combat: establish clever tactics on the Nexus Grid to outwit your enemies!
  • Use the environment: lure your enemies into devious traps, outsmart and outflank them to inflict massive damage!
  • Endless Possibilities: craft your gear and inset it with powerful crystal to unlock unique combinations of skills and power-ups

A Cast of Charismatic Characters
  • Meet a cast of larger-than-life companions, each with their own set of skills
  • Watch them grow and evolve throughout the story, as you live through it yourself.
  • Discover their dreams, their flaws, their hopes and their torments as you share many special moments with them

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1 64 bits
    • Processor: Intel i5 2400 (2.5ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bits
    • Processor: Intel i7 3770 (3.5ghz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

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