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#1 Shoelace

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:30 AM

The rise and fall of the Legend of the Hero of Dreams has been told. However, the Tale of the Moon is just beginning. Years ago, The Hero of Courage came face to face with a power that the world has never seen. True evil. The Dark Shadow was about to cast over Hyrule when this boy of courage came forth. Little did he know the terror he would encounter and just how far he would fall to save the world.



Chapters of Enova


Welcome to the first look at Chapter's of Enova! I have been keeping this game very secretive for a long time, and I am very excited to show a little bit of it. Here is the first look of Chapter's of Enova:

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With Hero of Dreams, I wanted to create a game that would feel alive. I tried really hard to design a world where everything feels connected and makes you feel like you are on a journey. I really proud of Hero of Dreams, however, I always felt that I was so limited on what I can do with 2.10. With 2.5's release I was finally able to realize this and produce a game that I hope tops Hero of Dreams.

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This game is called Chapters of Enova. Some people may have heard of this game by another name, The Dark Shadow. I released a demo of The Dark Shadow back in 2005 at the Spring Expo. However, at the time I wanted to focus on completing Hero of Dreams. This game has went through major, major changes. That is because I wanted this game to set the bar for 2.5. But the program wasn't released until years later which pushed the game's release date. Once 2.5 is released, I focused on building the engine of the game with tons of scripts. Each script focuses on gameplay and makes the game much more interesting. I am finally glad to say, the main engine is done.

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The graphic style is a blend of every tileset known to PureZC. lol. If you can recall with the demo of this game, it started off as a mix of NES/BS, with a little bit of Pure. Down the road, I started to mix the Adventure, DoR, etc. As well as my own custom made graphics. I am really proud of the tileset. However, it was hell to make it because... every tile is 8-bit. But it is alright, I focused a lot of the graphics, then worked on the engine, and now I am working on Game Design (my favorite part). Now that I am focusing on Design, the game is coming along a lot quicker. I think it is just because I don't like scripting... but if I want quicksand... I am going to make quicksand... oh know?!

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This is a storyline driven quest. So for the text/storyline haters, stay away from this one. Hero of Dreams told a very humorous story, that gradually becomes a coming of age for Link. In this game, it is a lot darker than Hero of Dreams, however, still has the humor that we come to love in a Zelda game. Only, Link doesn't call himself The Sexy Beast. :) Again, there will be way more story than my previous game, so be prepared for that.

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I know, I know... You wanted a demo. I still don't think it is the right time to create a demo. However, what I will do is make a video each month called, Inside Chapters. In this series, I will reveal a little bit more about the game. Next month, I will be talking about the main theme of the game and talking about Barrels. It will be barrels of fun! Here is the first video where I show a short clip of the game:

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Thank you guys so much for the support. You guys have always been awesome! I hope you stay tuned to more news on Chapters of Enova.

P.S. Lots of Purple Trees!!!!!!


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#2 NewJourneysFire

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:48 AM

Even without a demo, this gets a 5 in my books. The demonstration (the video) is quite amazing.

#3 Eddy

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:00 AM

Damn! This is some really epic stuff!

 

I'll be honest, I'm not fond with SOME of the screens since I can spot some perspective problems and some screens don't like they make any sense (like the random barrels in the sky lol) However, the video was pretty nice and I'm really excited to see what this will hold.

 

Giving this a 5, demo or not, this looks really amazing.

 

 

Edit: Nevermind, there's too many purple trees. 0/5

 

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I kid, I kid


Edited by EddyTheOliveira, 26 October 2014 - 11:01 AM.

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#4 Dawnlight

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

:drool:

 

That's all I can say after watching that trailer! Amazing stuff Shoelace! :)


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#5 Einsiety

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

Nice job, Shoelace! Really looking forward to the quest! ^_^



#6 Russ

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:47 AM

The misuse of the apostrophe in the title almost made me bring it down to a 4, but I'll have mercy. :P In all seriousness, everything I've seen of this so far looks fantastic. The graphical style is unique, the floating island beautiful, and overall, it's just really freaking cool looking.
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#7 Jared

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:55 AM

Wow, I am blown away. Definitely worth 5 stars, as it is. Can't wait to see more footage, and good luck with the rest of the quest! I'm sorry I have ever doubted you. :)



#8 HavoX

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

Barrels.

 

I don't think this requires any more explanation. :P


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#9 Demonlink

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

I'll be damned Shoelace, from your video, this looks like you're going for the limits of ZC 2.50! Gosh man, I expected a demo, but again, quality takes time... Now, please excuse me, I have to dry myself from soil excitement! :D Best, best, BEST of luck on Chapters of Enova! 


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#10 Mero

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

Donkey Country meets Skyward Sword meets MBWChampion meets ZQuest?

Oh Yes... I do believe I've found true love.  :love:


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#11 Eurysilas

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

A "Chapters of Enova" badge/userbar would seem to be called for here. :awesome:



#12 NewJourneysFire

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

I'll like to add, I hope to god you and me don't release our quests in the same year, mine will surely go overlooked to this masterpiece. :P
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#13 Soma C.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

  I can't believe how stunning this looks!!  All of the months waiting patiently for news on this project and you have been working on something THIS amazing and creative?  That world.......Damn that world is huge!  And the barrels......I"m not gonna ask about that I just know this will be Quest of the Year, maybe Quest for the next three years who knows?  Amazing job, man.!  Cannot wait for the release.....gonna sink so many hours into this!  :wow: :bounce: :omg: #notenoughsmileystoexpressmyadmirationrightnow

 

 

Oh and that trailer........now I see what you meant when you said you were going to make a trailer "no one expected".  I see.... I see......


Edited by Soma Cruz, 28 October 2014 - 05:31 PM.


#14 RedmageAdam

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:28 PM

That video was epic. Words simply couldn't do the presentation of Chapters of Enova justice. Seriously, it feels like seeing someone make a nice presentation in PowerPoint then right after him, someone does his presentation in something that makes PowerPoint look like an antique. That's how I feel about the video; it puts this expo in my opinion in a league of its own.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

That trailer was amazing. Link (or whoever he is) has emotion and isn't like the typical "dignified" prince type. Oh yeah and donkey kong barrels ftw




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