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Eminence
10-27-2013, 01:41 AM
Our Kickstarter is now live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Just thought I'd introduce myself. I am a graphic designer who is currently working on a brand new online Trading Card Game, titled Eminence. This is my first major personal project with industry talents working alongside me to produce something unique for the mobile app market, console and web. The game itself takes inspiration from classic RPGs like; final fantasy (Triple Triad), Kingdom Hearts and Zelda, puzzle games; Candy Crush, Bejeweled and Battlecamp, as well as community driven cooperative play (Multiplayer, Team based coop and a fully integrated Guild system).

I'll be promoting more artwork and exclusive screenshots of this game in the forthcoming weeks. For those who wish to learn more or would like to contribute ideas and feedback, feel free to drop me a message!

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

http://i.imgur.com/ZHPlLh6.jpg

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/Z4Y8n6k.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/JGDmOt0.png

Eminence
10-27-2013, 01:44 AM
More concept artwork.

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Mirage
10-27-2013, 02:10 AM
I think "devestators" is mis-spelled.

Eminence
10-27-2013, 02:48 AM
I think "devestators" is mis-spelled.

Thanks for the heads up, will re-upload the image on a separate post!

Pete for President
10-28-2013, 10:48 AM
I really like the logo and style of typography. It's sort of fantasy with sci-fi and tribe-ish vibe combined and it works.

The environment piece is sick on itself, really really really impressive. The knight on the other hand seems a little bit stuck onto it and I'd say could do with a little more blending.

Good stuff though, real good.

Eminence
10-28-2013, 10:31 PM
I really like the logo and style of typography. It's sort of fantasy with sci-fi and tribe-ish vibe combined and it works.

The environment piece is sick on itself, really really really impressive. The knight on the other hand seems a little bit stuck onto it and I'd say could do with a little more blending.

Good stuff though, real good.

Thank you for your feedback. In fact you were spot on, we have made adjustments to the illustration since and have blended him in more with the environment.

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Shorty
10-29-2013, 01:58 AM
Really great artwork, Eminence! Tell me, would you be perhaps interested in creating Triple Triad cards for our online game here at EoFF?

Eminence
10-29-2013, 02:32 AM
Really great artwork, Eminence! Tell me, would you be perhaps interested in creating Triple Triad cards for our online game here at EoFF?

Hi Shorty, what do you have in mind? PM me details! I'll see what I can do. :D

Eminence
11-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Hello again! Thought I'd drop in and showcase some of the crests that'll represent each division within Eminence:


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Eminence
11-21-2013, 10:43 AM
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Aulayna
11-21-2013, 06:49 PM
I really dig the art style in general. It's simple, yet elegant.

Freya
11-26-2013, 07:20 AM
How in the world did I miss this? That art work is GORGEOUS. I like the simplicity of it but the intricate details in the symbols. They are like runes. I'm very impressed and very interested. I'm not big on trading card games but this looks great.

Huckleberry Quin
11-27-2013, 01:27 PM
God damn, I love this art style.

Rantz
11-27-2013, 01:39 PM
Loving this :) Keep it coming!

Huckleberry Quin
11-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Harlequins have the best design, but then I may be intensely biased. :blush:

Eminence
12-21-2013, 01:12 AM
Thank you for all the comments and feedback! We're all somewhat overwhelmed by the positive responses thus far.

I thought I would update the thread by involving the community with our current situation. We have finished developing the layout of the Eminence universe and have designed an illustrative world map, however we are an indecisive bunch and would like to get your creative input on what to call our celestial sphere.

A world rifled in conflict and war over nature's natural destruction and broken alliances. A world on the brink of it's end. This is the home of your future adventures; where new alliances will be forged, where friendships will be created and where secrets will be unravelled.

If you would like to help us decide on a name for the Eminence world, follow the link below to vote.

Vote Here (http://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/jtmpd)

Alternatively you can just tell us what name you prefer on this thread and I'll manually add it towards our voting poll:

Potential Names:

- Lycia
- Valent
- Artalys
- Vira
- Elycia

http://imgshr.com/i/OKsTy3.jpg

Eminence
02-14-2014, 09:00 PM
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With the official launch of our website www.playeminence.com (http://www.playeminence.com/) we thought we'd give out some free mobile phone wallpapers! ... Divisions from left to right: Wilkurse, Aeterna, Ixion. If you'd like these wallpapers in a different device format, type in a request and we'll upload them!

Wilkurse Wallpaper
http://imgshr.com/i/MNplgp.jpg

Aeterna Wallpaper:
http://imgshr.com/i/2Cbkrs.jpg (http://imgshr.com/i/2Cbkrs.jpg)

Ixion Wallpaper:
http://imgshr.com/i/jhhOz8.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fimgshr.com%2Fi%2FjhhOz8.jpg&h=KAQGsKuxa&enc=AZMv_hFR0I8vZdPUc1gjADvR8N4raLcDNIbHxqOEnOW-pyK7Ag_uOnuAEpgs_aT3DYl4i8r2xDQdFc1xOSHrtLw7A6aRzKNmihizEjntlYVMVLD6LrS2mWk_S0N8uaRYNcJJjmUzCiyWXDU_ cVg5tp2t&s=1)

Eminence
02-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Introducing our first division, Aeterna! City of eternals...

Aeterna | City of Eternals - Xander's Tales | MMO Trading Card Game (TCG) (http://playeminence.com/introducing-aeterna-city-eternals/)

In other news I will be submitting our first card reveal next week, so stay tuned! Really exciting stuff. :D

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Eminence
02-27-2014, 11:01 PM
Introducing Kronos - "The Fallen Hero" and our first playable card for Eminence: Xander's Tales.

http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Bio.png

Kronos Trailer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEnzn68E2s4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEnzn68E2s4)

Thoughts / Feedback welcome!

Eminence
03-03-2014, 10:17 AM
http://i.imgur.com/2mMhSYn.jpg

Eminence
03-06-2014, 11:29 PM
http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/roshan-1.png


Roshan Trailer:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYk6FCg-5lU

Thoughts / Feedback welcome!

Pete for President
03-06-2014, 11:36 PM
That's some good looking stuff as always. I dig the animations, they look very professional. One thing that kinda bothers me in the trailers though is that the whole reveal is snappy and awesome, but then the website shows up so slow it kinda breaks that style and to me feels kinda anticlimatic. I know it's a detail but I thought I'd mention it anyway!

Eminence
03-08-2014, 07:55 PM
That's some good looking stuff as always. I dig the animations, they look very professional. One thing that kinda bothers me in the trailers though is that the whole reveal is snappy and awesome, but then the website shows up so slow it kinda breaks that style and to me feels kinda anticlimatic. I know it's a detail but I thought I'd mention it anyway!

Hi Pete, thank you for pointing that out! We've since changed the video based on your feedback and allowed the website address to sync in a lot quicker at the end of the trailer. :)

Pete for President
03-09-2014, 06:35 AM
That's some good looking stuff as always. I dig the animations, they look very professional. One thing that kinda bothers me in the trailers though is that the whole reveal is snappy and awesome, but then the website shows up so slow it kinda breaks that style and to me feels kinda anticlimatic. I know it's a detail but I thought I'd mention it anyway!

Hi Pete, thank you for pointing that out! We've since changed the video based on your feedback and allowed the website address to sync in a lot quicker at the end of the trailer. :)

I hope it helps! And I hope I didn't come across as too nitpicky :greenie:

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I really dig the typography. Good balance between the whimsical logo style and the bold and sharp character names and attributes!

Edit: also, are the character illustrations done in Illustrator or Photoshop? Just curious!

Eminence
03-09-2014, 02:47 PM
That's some good looking stuff as always. I dig the animations, they look very professional. One thing that kinda bothers me in the trailers though is that the whole reveal is snappy and awesome, but then the website shows up so slow it kinda breaks that style and to me feels kinda anticlimatic. I know it's a detail but I thought I'd mention it anyway!

Hi Pete, thank you for pointing that out! We've since changed the video based on your feedback and allowed the website address to sync in a lot quicker at the end of the trailer. :)

I hope it helps! And I hope I didn't come across as too nitpicky :greenie:

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I really dig the typography. Good balance between the whimsical logo style and the bold and sharp character names and attributes!

Edit: also, are the character illustrations done in Illustrator or Photoshop? Just curious!

Hello Pete! Not nitpicky at all, we appreciate any feedback given. Thank you for pointing that out to us!

The typography will be available for download soon, so will be sure to update you on that. In regards to the character illustrations, we actually use both photoshop and illustrator. The lineart for example we used illustrator, and the gradients are implemented through photoshop. Thank you again for your support thus far! It means the world to us. :D

Eminence
03-14-2014, 07:50 PM
We are happy to announce our third Aeterna division card. Introducing Maximus - Ruthless Lux.
(Card on the far right)

Feedback / Comments welcome!

http://i.imgur.com/1GFOgFj.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/0ww6uKN.jpg

Eminence
03-21-2014, 07:25 PM
We are proud to introduce Odin - "The Ancient Kaiser" and our first playable Guardian card. Feedback / Comments always welcome!

http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/odin.png


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F788Sa3iVFk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEnzn68E2s4)

Ayen
03-21-2014, 08:13 PM
How did I go so long without seeing this thread? Those cards look awesome!

Eminence
03-23-2014, 12:54 PM
How did I go so long without seeing this thread? Those cards look awesome!

Thank you ToriJ! We are delighted to have you on board. :D

In other news, the Aeterna Division have been fully revealed. Next week, we unlock the Ixion Division! Any feedback / comments welcome.


http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/080/b/7/eminence_card_reveal_by_shoelesspeacock-d789adz.jpg

Eminence
03-26-2014, 10:47 AM
We will be showcasing armour progression for each division throughout the next month, here is our Aeterna reveal. Avatars will be fully customisable including hair, eyes, nose and mouth:


https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1939876_306985869452510_2019178916_n.png


https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/10155142_306986069452490_1263122906_n.png

Fynn
03-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Those are freaking adorable!

Eminence
04-01-2014, 10:33 PM
Those are freaking adorable!

Thank you Fynn! I'm glad you like 'em. :D

Contest time fort those who are interested in bagging a 25 / $25 App Store gift voucher!

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/l/t1.0-9/10167987_309355735882190_749851534_n.png

Aulayna
04-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Need gameplay footage! This is turning into hype level: Square Enix - please look forward to it!

(those characters are adorable though!)

Eminence
04-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Need gameplay footage! This is turning into hype level: Square Enix - please look forward to it!

(those characters are adorable though!)

We will be releasing gameplay footage very soon!
Thank you very much for the compliments.

In other news, we are happy to introduce Indra - The Divine Sage and first playable card of the Ixion Division. Looking forward to any feedback/comments.

http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/indra-bio.png

Ayen
04-07-2014, 02:10 PM
I like how his fists are his weapons. I bet he's a master of the Falcon Punch-- No! He is the founder of the Falcon Punch!

Eminence
04-11-2014, 09:11 AM
I like how his fists are his weapons. I bet he's a master of the Falcon Punch-- No! He is the founder of the Falcon Punch!

Darn it that is sheer genius, almost wish we could change his title now to 'The Falcon Puncher' .. :jess:

On a sidenote, we are happy to introduce Lucille - Virtuous Maiden and second playable card of the Ixion Division.

http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lucille-Bio.png

Eminence
04-17-2014, 11:10 PM
http://playeminence.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bio.png

Shorty
04-18-2014, 08:33 PM
These are seriously beautiful, man!

Eminence
04-20-2014, 11:07 PM
These are seriously beautiful, man!

Hello Shorty and thank you! :D

The Ixion division at a glance; our guardian card Qinglong will be revealed this thursday! Feedback / Comments always welcome.

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/10014808_315266231957807_8035204089423390367_o.png

Eminence
04-24-2014, 10:31 PM
Introducing Qinglong - Guardian of Judgement and the final card of the Ixion Division.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/10314754_317717848379312_8144754365729255784_n.png

Huckleberry Quin
04-25-2014, 10:20 AM
I would like to give you a tattoo... stickthing and have you draw on me until I pass out.

Eminence
04-29-2014, 10:18 AM
I would like to give you a tattoo... stickthing and have you draw on me until I pass out.

We are honored and privileged sir Quin! We'll start with your earlobes. :D

Eminence
04-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Our customizable avatars thus far! We plan to showcase more in the forthcoming weeks. Each set of division avatars relate to the card divisions in terms of style and aesthetics. Images in order of divisions; Ixion / Aeterna.https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/10169427_319507601533670_8363476523660229731_n.pnghttps://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1939876_306985869452510_2019178916_n.png

Eminence
05-08-2014, 09:20 PM
Introducing Kujata - The Omnislayer and the first card of the Wilkurse Division.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/128/5/7/kujata_by_shoelesspeacock-d7hmkpe.png

Eminence
05-15-2014, 12:24 PM
We are extremely excited to showcase our board design for the Eminence CBS (Card Battle System).

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

Huckleberry Quin
05-15-2014, 02:34 PM
I would like to throw money at you at the earliest possible convenience. This is looking stunning. :D

Eminence
05-15-2014, 05:34 PM
I would like to throw money at you at the earliest possible convenience. This is looking stunning. :D

May the Archaics of Artalys bless you Quin!

Appreciate the comments. How do you find the board design?

Huckleberry Quin
05-16-2014, 02:27 PM
I literally want to rub it on my face. The board itself is pleasantly simple and has nice, striking features, and I like how the background is really pretty but doesn't draw your attention from the actual game area. Just a really nice design all-round.

Rantz
05-16-2014, 04:58 PM
It's looking awesome! When can I play? :D

Eminence
05-17-2014, 12:48 PM
I literally want to rub it on my face. The board itself is pleasantly simple and has nice, striking features, and I like how the background is really pretty but doesn't draw your attention from the actual game area. Just a really nice design all-round.

Awesome stuff! Thank you for your constructive feedback. We plan to showcase a video demo of our CBS, stay posted.


It's looking awesome! When can I play? :D

Hi Rantz and welcome to the Eminence thread! News on our KS release date will be revealed shortly. We appreciate you for your support.

Eminence
05-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Our mid may contest. Goodluck to all participants:

http://i.imgur.com/FtcQFj0.jpg

Eminence
05-23-2014, 12:51 AM
Introducing Orion - Hybrid Gunslinger. Read his story: buff.ly/1gntIKu (http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://buff.ly/1gntIKu)

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/142/5/6/orion_by_shoelesspeacock-d7jcmd6.jpg

Eminence
05-30-2014, 12:14 PM
Introducing Onyx - The Last Remnant and Guardian card for the Wikurse Division

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/148/8/2/onyx_by_shoelesspeacock-d7k4x1a.jpg

McLovin'
06-02-2014, 02:34 AM
The background behind the board should change based on where you're playing in that fantasy world of yours ya know?

Eminence
06-04-2014, 06:13 AM
The background behind the board should change based on where you're playing in that fantasy world of yours ya know?

Hello McLovin' , we plan to have the backgrounds change based on your characters location. Our plan on implementing an animated background is also in the works. Thank you for your feedback!

Eminence
06-04-2014, 01:32 PM
The divine lands of the Ixion nation. One of many locations you'll come across in your adventures.

http://imgshr.com/i/BWU1Fi.png

Huckleberry Quin
06-04-2014, 01:39 PM
That's genuinely given me an erIxion. :jokey:

Ayen
06-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Onyx reminds me of a Transformer. Was that intentionally or did it just come out that way?

I like it.

Eminence
06-04-2014, 07:32 PM
That's genuinely given me an erIxion. :jokey:

I see what you did there sir! :lol:


Onyx reminds me of a Transformer. Was that intentionally or did it just come out that way?

I like it.

I can see why it would remind you of a Transformer. It wasn't intentional, good spot! Thank you for the comments. :D

Eminence
06-05-2014, 11:21 PM
The Virtual World of Artalys. Sneak peak at four explorable zones of the world map.

http://imgshr.com/i/5KYaEO.png

Eminence
06-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Greetings all! We are pleased to showcase more development work on our customisable characters within the world of Eminence. Stay tuned for further updates.

http://imgshr.com/i/dcSWsA.png

Aulayna
06-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Finally in-game stuff! Looks great.

Miss Mae
06-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Oh man, those characters look so great and diverse in hair/gender/whatnot. Are there different skin tones too?

Eminence
06-15-2014, 11:58 PM
Finally in-game stuff! Looks great.

Thank you Aulayna! :D


Oh man, those characters look so great and diverse in hair/gender/whatnot. Are there different skin tones too?

Hello Miss Mae, thank you for your compliments. Yes, players will be able to fully customise looks, skin tone, accessories and colourizing of armour.

Eminence
06-18-2014, 11:58 PM
We are pleased to reveal a sneak peek of our card battle system!

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Rantz
06-19-2014, 06:41 AM
It seriously looks fantastic. The only critique I have is that it's a bit hard to follow which cards belong to which player as the game progresses. In Triple Triad, the whole background takes on that colour. Not saying you should do that, but with all the other cool effects and eye candy, and the player colour only being details on the edges, it's a bit harder to keep an overview.

That's a pretty minor gripe though. Loving it :D

Miss Mae
06-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Oh man, this looks so fucking cool.

Eminence
06-20-2014, 02:16 AM
It seriously looks fantastic. The only critique I have is that it's a bit hard to follow which cards belong to which player as the game progresses. In Triple Triad, the whole background takes on that colour. Not saying you should do that, but with all the other cool effects and eye candy, and the player colour only being details on the edges, it's a bit harder to keep an overview.

That's a pretty minor gripe though. Loving it :D

The numbered sides on each card are colour coded based on who is blue / red. I can understand where you're coming from and we may implement additional design aesthetics to bring out the players cards more. Thank you for your suggestion, it means a lot!


Oh man, this looks so smurfing cool.

We appreciate your comments as always Miss Mae, hope all is well! :D

Eminence
06-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Cards of the first three Divisions. Who will you pledge your allegiance to - #Aeterna, #Ixion or #Wilkurse?

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/170/e/c/eminence_cards_part_i_by_shoelesspeacock-d7n25kp.png

Rantz
06-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Wilkurse looks like my jam. #TeamWilkurse

Miss Mae
06-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Out of those three, I have to vote #TeamAeterna.

Curious to see the set of red cards from the preview video. They look quite carnival-esque and really awesome.

Huckleberry Quin
06-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Not sure which one is my favourite. Definitely the first, second or third, though. :bigsmile:

Eminence
07-05-2014, 02:38 AM
Introducing the Hollows Division. Find out the identities of these warriors over the coming weeks!

https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/10497846_343345242483239_650202664975330417_o.png

Eminence
07-10-2014, 10:39 PM
Introducing Malphas - The Uncrowned King and first card of the Hollows Division.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/191/d/8/malphas_by_shoelesspeacock-d7q3ybc.png

Ultima Shadow
07-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Omigosh, I need to lurk the art forums more so I don't miss stuff like this.

This is looking absolutely awesome for the most part and as a pretty big Triple Triad fan (and TT tournament champ :smug:) I'm very interested.



After watching the gameplay video, I do have some things I'd like to bring up though.

First of all, I noticed that no Same rule was in play. Will Plus/Same rules (or similar rules) exist in the game?

Secondly, I noticed that "combos" seem to activate from taking over a card the normal way (with a stronger number) which doesn't happen in TT. I don't have a direct problem with that, however... having played a whole lot of PvP Triple Triad, I can clearly say that the person who gets to put down the first and the last card always has a slight edge. In TT, this is mostly because - if you have the opponent's cards figured out, you can either force a situation where your last card placed will combo and the opponent can do nothing about it, or you can ensure that you just take enough cards with your last card to either win or force a draw.

...in a case where simply taking over any card results in combos, the player placing the last card gets an even greater advantage. A far too big of an advantage I would say. In TT, it's still harder to make the last card count by carefully planning a way to create a Same/Plus opportunity for it. If combos are triggered by any card getting flipped, it becomes a lot easier for the player placing the last card to just focus on making sure that the last combo will last long enough to flip enough cards etc.


I'm also curious if there's going to be a timer involved. When playing TT with all cards revealed, thinking several turns ahead is extremely important. I think a timer could be nice to have though. It shouldn't be too short, since the thinking ahead part is what makes the game strategical. But if you have all day to make a move, I know for a fact that I will take all the sweet time I'm given to think a move through properly before I place a card. And the person on the other side might or might not have the patience for that. :greenie:

Eminence
07-13-2014, 09:53 PM
Omigosh, I need to lurk the art forums more so I don't miss stuff like this.

This is looking absolutely awesome for the most part and as a pretty big Triple Triad fan (and TT tournament champ :smug:) I'm very interested.



After watching the gameplay video, I do have some things I'd like to bring up though.

First of all, I noticed that no Same rule was in play. Will Plus/Same rules (or similar rules) exist in the game?

Secondly, I noticed that "combos" seem to activate from taking over a card the normal way (with a stronger number) which doesn't happen in TT. I don't have a direct problem with that, however... having played a whole lot of PvP Triple Triad, I can clearly say that the person who gets to put down the first and the last card always has a slight edge. In TT, this is mostly because - if you have the opponent's cards figured out, you can either force a situation where your last card placed will combo and the opponent can do nothing about it, or you can ensure that you just take enough cards with your last card to either win or force a draw.

...in a case where simply taking over any card results in combos, the player placing the last card gets an even greater advantage. A far too big of an advantage I would say. In TT, it's still harder to make the last card count by carefully planning a way to create a Same/Plus opportunity for it. If combos are triggered by any card getting flipped, it becomes a lot easier for the player placing the last card to just focus on making sure that the last combo will last long enough to flip enough cards etc.


I'm also curious if there's going to be a timer involved. When playing TT with all cards revealed, thinking several turns ahead is extremely important. I think a timer could be nice to have though. It shouldn't be too short, since the thinking ahead part is what makes the game strategical. But if you have all day to make a move, I know for a fact that I will take all the sweet time I'm given to think a move through properly before I place a card. And the person on the other side might or might not have the patience for that. :greenie:

Hi Ultimate Shadow, Excellent points raised and thanks for the kind words.

To answer some of your questions; yes there will be same/plus rules. The card game in Eminence: Xander's Tales (known as the Card Battle System or CBS for short) consists of a number of rules.Here's a brief summary of how they work (more information can be found on this page of our website http://playeminence.com/game/dueling (http://playeminence.com/game/dueling/))When players engage in a game they can select any number of rules to govern the duel (the same/plus being amongst them).

However, to make things easier to understand, rules are organised into three categories:

Normal - Which has rules like Open, Random etc.
Combos - Rules contained include the Infinite Combo (the one seen in the video),
Same and Plus Eminence - Which has unique rules to Eminence such as Wildcards, Gems (where the numbers are replaced by actions your avatar performs).

Similarly, once a game begins, players can also choose the trading rules which basically determines how many cards the winner gets (i.e. 1 to 5).However, in order to use some of the more advanced rules (combo and eminence rules), players have to unlock them by improving their rank in the game. This is done to ensure everyone learns the basics first.Regarding the Infinite Combo, it's still a working progress as we're ironing out the details of how this rule should work. You made some good points and we'll keep them in mind. Yes, there will be a timer in all the card duels. This is to further enhance the strategic nature of the game. Our trailer for the Kickstarter campaign will show additional footage of some of the other rules as well as the MMORPG environment.

jodymcdougle
07-13-2014, 10:21 PM
not a big card player, but the concept art looks fantastic!

Eminence
07-17-2014, 09:51 PM
not a big card player, but the concept art looks fantastic!

Thank you jodymcdougle!


Introducing our latest card. A new force of the Hollows Division who seeks a hostile oblivion, Millennia.http://buff.ly/1wB38zS


http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/198/0/b/millennia_by_shoelesspeacock-d7r3ubh.png

Eminence
07-19-2014, 07:36 PM
A presentation of some in game screens showcasing the variety of landscapes featured in Eminence.

http://oi57.:bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou:/4ui1xv.jpg

Eminence
07-22-2014, 09:34 PM
A dying world, plagued by the premise of a raging star which stands close to destruction. Will you save it?

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/202/4/f/archaics_by_shoelesspeacock-d7rokly.png

metagloria
07-23-2014, 12:36 AM
I mean, I might.

Eminence
07-26-2014, 01:12 PM
The harbinger of death, Evalisk, resides in the rifts of a timeless void

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/205/7/d/evalisk_by_shoelesspeacock-d7s372t.jpg

Eminence
07-30-2014, 11:33 AM
The Eminence Marketplace - your one stop shop for all card, equipment and gear needs.


https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10536913_352440588240371_4336207784338668746_n.png

Freya
07-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Oh the little characters are adorable! The style is very different from the cards though.

Eminence
08-01-2014, 01:01 AM
Oh the little characters are adorable! The style is very different from the cards though.

Regarding our approach of art style, this was driven by the storyline:

"Within the previous events of the current timeline in Eminence, three Divine Archaics foresaw a prophecy where the world would finally be rid of its endless loop of destruction in the next cycle.

For this to happen, they predicted a timeline of events necessary to occur in order for the world to be salvaged. In the discovery, Xander uncovered numerous cards etched with the faces of different individuals who appeared to have a key role to play in the predicted events. The scriptures warned that the individuals marked on the cards must never become aware of their fate, for the prophecy would distort creating an alternate line of events which could continue to push the world into despair."

To reflect this we looked to our own history for inspiration, combining elements of Ancient Egypt's hieroglyphics and church stained glass windows to develop a style deep in mythology. We have also paid careful attention to merge and include these elements in certain parts of the game world when it is relevant to the story. Hopefully you'll find that it works quite well.

Please see the history section of the story on our website for more info - http://playeminence.com/story/history

Eminence
08-02-2014, 12:20 AM
We are pleased to showcase our guardian card for the Hollows division; Diablo - Devils Tower.


http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/209/c/8/diablo_by_shoelesspeacock-d7sp05k.png

Eminence
08-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Forge alliances and friendships. A brand new journey awaits. Not long to go until our Kickstarter launches!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/217/e/8/10556934_354820021335761_1536748067685831548_o_by_shoelesspeacock-d7tu35i.png

Huckleberry Quin
08-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Feel free to link to this thread on your Kickstarter page... :shifty:

Eminence
08-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Feel free to link to this thread on your Kickstarter page... :shifty:

Apologies for my slowness but I don't quite get what you mean? :(

Huckleberry Quin
08-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Well, you know, if you happened to want people to discuss your fantastic work in a friendly environment, you've already started a thread here. ;)

Eminence
08-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Well, you know, if you happened to want people to discuss your fantastic work in a friendly environment, you've already started a thread here. ;)

Ah, yes. Absolutely! Thanks for all your support Quin - it means the world to us.

Eminence
08-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Card releases of the first four Divisions. Who do you pledge your allegiance to?

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/213/2/d/eminence_cards_part_i_by_shoelesspeacock-d7n25kp.png

Huckleberry Quin
08-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Evalisk is my hero. As a keen Great Scythe user in Dark Souls (PRAISETHESUN!), I think he look mighty nifty.

Eminence
08-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Evalisk is my hero. As a keen Great Scythe user in Dark Souls (PRAISETHESUN!), I think he look mighty nifty.

Great choice Quin! A personal favourite of mine also. :)

Huckleberry Quin
08-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Question: Can you make a deck, of sorts, of cards from multiple divisions? Or must the cards you use only be from one set division? Do you choose your division at the start of the game, and if so, are you able to change it on the fly to try out different divisions? Or must you always play as an agent of [so and so] Division?

Basically I just wanna be able to collect 'em all. xD

Miss Mae
08-09-2014, 12:12 AM
I'm still excited for the last division that has been previewed on the website. Saw a couple of the cards in the gameplay video and loved them.

Eminence
08-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Question: Can you make a deck, of sorts, of cards from multiple divisions? Or must the cards you use only be from one set division? Do you choose your division at the start of the game, and if so, are you able to change it on the fly to try out different divisions? Or must you always play as an agent of [so and so] Division? Basically I just wanna be able to collect 'em all. xD
Hi Quin! You will be able to carry a versatile deck. Including cards from multiple divisions. When you customise your avatar at the start, your armour will reflect a division that exists within the world of Eminence, but this can be altered later in the game if you decide to pledge your allegiance to another division. Currently there are no advantages of your cards reflecting your avatars division choice, we have left people open to customise their decks fully with no limitations on what cards you can choose from.



I'm still excited for the last division that has been previewed on the website. Saw a couple of the cards in the gameplay video and loved them.
We are itching to showcase the next division! As you've been so prominent on our thread, i'd like to showcase a teaser graphic of one of the many mysterious ladies representing;

The Harlequin Division..

http://imgshr.com/i/RbcHCU.png

Rantz
08-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Oooh. Quin will like that. :D

Eminence
08-12-2014, 01:49 AM
Concept painting for Ixia - The homeland of Ixion, one of the many places you can traverse in Eminence.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10494399_355445314606565_4734562172240857022_o.png

Miss Mae
08-12-2014, 01:57 PM
So excited for the Harlequin division. The art is superb! :D

Eminence
08-14-2014, 12:40 AM
Our latest gameplay screenshot, showing a boss battle and one of the card rules in campaign mode.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/225/d/5/eminence_battle_by_shoelesspeacock-d7v1ps4.jpg

Huckleberry Quin
08-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Let's talk about those hitpoints, please. :)

I am, indeed, very much looking forward to the Harlequin division. It has my favourite... logo (?) out of all of them! :)

I like the idea of bosses. God damn, I want this game. Which platforms will it be released on again?

Eminence
08-15-2014, 05:14 PM
New concept artwork of the planets most advanced city, the Upper World of Wilkurse.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/227/6/2/wilkurse_by_shoelesspeacock-d7v8dyz.jpg

Eminence
08-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Let's talk about those hitpoints, please. :)

I am, indeed, very much looking forward to the Harlequin division. It has my favourite... logo (?) out of all of them! :)

I like the idea of bosses. God damn, I want this game. Which platforms will it be released on again?

Hey Quin! Initially it'll be released for iOS and browser. With room for expansion on Steam, Android and Consoles.

Huckleberry Quin
08-15-2014, 06:16 PM
If you don't get it on Android devices immediately, I'm going to put post-it notes all over wherever it is you're working reminding you to get it on Android, and I'll even become computer literate to an advanced degree and hack your Kickstarter page and put post-it notes all over that as well. If you have any pets or loved ones, I will also cover them in post-it notes.

I want it nooooooooow. :onoes:

Eminence
08-15-2014, 10:40 PM
If you don't get it on Android devices immediately, I'm going to put post-it notes all over wherever it is you're working reminding you to get it on Android, and I'll even become computer literate to an advanced degree and hack your Kickstarter page and put post-it notes all over that as well. If you have any pets or loved ones, I will also cover them in post-it notes.

I want it nooooooooow. :onoes:

:lol: Our first stretch goal is to get it ported onto android! Let's hope we get that far so we can fulfil your wishes. :D

Huckleberry Quin
08-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Am now contemplating robbing a local bank.

Eminence
08-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Update on the latest armour progression for each division!


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

Huckleberry Quin
08-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Yep, definitely going Hollows. :bigsmile:

Eminence
08-20-2014, 10:08 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

Eminence
08-25-2014, 11:33 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

Eminence
08-27-2014, 10:38 PM
The Eminence: Xander's Tales trailer. Our Kickstarter launches tomorrow. We're nearly there!

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Eminence
08-28-2014, 09:07 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

Huckleberry Quin
08-29-2014, 09:31 AM
No EoFF reference. You've broken my loving heart, Edward. :(

How much money should I give you to have a Quin card made? ;)

Eminence
08-29-2014, 10:21 AM
No EoFF reference. You've broken my loving heart, Edward. :(

How much money should I give you to have a Quin card made? ;)

Hi Quin, we plan on pushing an update from some forum highlights! Still early days my friend.

We're also releasing the harlequins very soon, almost finished with the fine tunings! :lol:

Huckleberry Quin
08-29-2014, 10:30 AM
I'm so excited for this, it's not even funny.

Eminence
08-29-2014, 01:39 PM
I'm so excited for this, it's not even funny.

<3

Freya
08-29-2014, 03:46 PM
I'm so in awe of all the artwork!

Eminence
08-30-2014, 01:05 AM
I'm so in awe of all the artwork!

Thank you Freya, that certainly puts a smile on all our faces. :)

Freya
08-30-2014, 03:02 AM
This reminds me of tetra master/triple triad. I think FF fans will love this! I may contact you for more details and we may be able to get something promoted for it. A semi interviewish thing. That'll go on our frontsite and social media stuff. Maybe that'll help get the kickstarter moving!

Eminence
08-30-2014, 12:04 PM
This reminds me of tetra master/triple triad. I think FF fans will love this! I may contact you for more details and we may be able to get something promoted for it. A semi interviewish thing. That'll go on our frontsite and social media stuff. Maybe that'll help get the kickstarter moving!

Freya that is fantastic news! Please let me know what you need from us and we'll send it to you via PM.

Here's out press kit just in case: http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit (http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit/)

Thank you again for your wonderful support, it will not be forgotten!

Dat Matt
08-31-2014, 11:20 AM
This reminds me of tetra master/triple triad. I think FF fans will love this! I may contact you for more details and we may be able to get something promoted for it. A semi interviewish thing. That'll go on our frontsite and social media stuff. Maybe that'll help get the kickstarter moving!

Freya that is fantastic news! Please let me know what you need from us and we'll send it to you via PM.

Here's out press kit just in case: http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit (http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit/)

Thank you again for your wonderful support, it will not be forgotten!

Hi There

I'm the guy that runs our twitter and Facebook pages for the moment. Would you mind if I shared some images to drum up interest with our fans? I'll copy you into the tweets and link to your page on the facebook posts.

Eminence
09-01-2014, 12:56 AM
This reminds me of tetra master/triple triad. I think FF fans will love this! I may contact you for more details and we may be able to get something promoted for it. A semi interviewish thing. That'll go on our frontsite and social media stuff. Maybe that'll help get the kickstarter moving!

Freya that is fantastic news! Please let me know what you need from us and we'll send it to you via PM.

Here's out press kit just in case: http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit (http://www.aeternastudios.co/eminence-xanders-tales-press-kit/)

Thank you again for your wonderful support, it will not be forgotten!

Hi There

I'm the guy that runs our twitter and Facebook pages for the moment. Would you mind if I shared some images to drum up interest with our fans? I'll copy you into the tweets and link to your page on the facebook posts.

Of course you can! We are extremely grateful of this and would be more than happy to provide any further content if required.

Thank you for the incredible support guys, we're truly at your debt.

Aulayna
09-01-2014, 08:51 PM
I'll be sure to donate to your Kickstarter! I didn't realise you guys were from good ol' Blighty. There's a lot of cool iOS/Android stuff coming out from homeshores these days.

Dat Matt
09-01-2014, 08:57 PM
I've promoted your kickstater page via our twitter. I noticed your favorite on that post. I might take some images through the article and promote them via the page during the week too.

I've messaged the moderators are /r/finalfantasy (reddit) to see if we can promote the kickstarter page there. Kickstarters are frowned upon on many reddit pages so I'll let you know what happens there.

Eminence
09-01-2014, 11:27 PM
I'll be sure to donate to your Kickstarter! I didn't realise you guys were from good ol' Blighty. There's a lot of cool iOS/Android stuff coming out from homeshores these days.


I've promoted your kickstater page via our twitter. I noticed your favorite on that post. I might take some images through the article and promote them via the page during the week too.

I've messaged the moderators are /r/finalfantasy (reddit) to see if we can promote the kickstarter page there. Kickstarters are frowned upon on many reddit pages so I'll let you know what happens there.

You guys are incredible. I cannot thank you enough! We'll turn into mutes as we all enunciate our gratitude in unison, repeatedly. Until.. We collapse. :lol:

Seriously, if there's anything we can do from our end to help drive more traffic to this forum we'll return the favour! Just send us a PM and we'll work something out.

Freya
09-02-2014, 05:57 PM
finalfantasy.com which is khinsiders sister site tweeted you guys and thefinalfantasy should be getting something up about you soon! I gave him your email so you may hear from him!

It's really no problem! We tend to like to support our fellow nerds, specially when you guys have been dutifully updating us the entire way! We appreciate the want to even share the art and progress with us. So we try to share your work with others! :D

Aulayna
09-02-2014, 07:20 PM
If you need a "back of the box" quote:

Eminence: Xander's Tales puts an engaging spin on classic Triple Triad gameplay with unique rulesets, a living, breathing world and beautiful art direction. This could be the mythic-rare of the handheld TCG market.

Dat Matt
09-02-2014, 07:48 PM
I've discussed with the Moderators over at /r/finalfantasy and they are happy to allow your content to be promoted there so long as the community has no objections with promoting your kickstarter.

I've made a post about it to get some extra promotion (http://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/2fa7uh/eminence_xanders_tales_a_trading_card_game/)

Eminence
09-03-2014, 04:16 AM
Thank you thank you thank you. All of you have been incredible and we cannot stress enough how much of a boost this has given us!

We will continue to post development updates and progress on our project! The drinks are on us. :party:

Huckleberry Quin
09-03-2014, 04:52 AM
I was already pretty excited for the Harlequin division, but after looking at the map and finding that the city is called Quina... well, I have a lot of cleaning to do. :erm:

The drinks are absolutely on you and we will hold you to that, as we are all a bunch of raging alcoholics. :D

Dat Matt
09-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Myself especially, comes with the territory of being Scottish

Also, congratulations on breaking 10k

Huckleberry Quin
09-03-2014, 03:27 PM
Also, I have a question. Is it also playable offline, or is it going to be online only, you monsters?

Eminence
09-03-2014, 06:22 PM
Hi Quin!

Yes, there will be a singleplayer mode too. :D

Eminence
09-03-2014, 06:23 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

Freya
09-03-2014, 06:40 PM
I still can't get over the artwork. The harlequin characters is mysterious yet still looks deadly.

Eminence
09-04-2014, 11:43 AM
I still can't get over the artwork. The harlequin characters is mysterious yet still looks deadly.

That is very sweet of you. Thank you for your support. You are completely on point - they are mysterious and deadly. :)

Please check out our new Harlequin, 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

Pumpkin
09-04-2014, 03:13 PM
These look awesome!

Eminence
09-05-2014, 01:08 PM
These look awesome!
Thank you so much! We put alot of effort into them, so this means alot! :)


Please check out 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.


https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/536/463/a06bcc8a6e363c6526fda453e3045602_large.png?1409862632

Card


https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/536/464/ad31683ed8fd3b9535da79887c61bbe1_large.png?1409862649

In Game Version

Eminence
09-07-2014, 11:18 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

Huckleberry Quin
09-09-2014, 07:17 AM
This may very well be my most favourite card in terms of appearance. Fantastic work.

Eminence
09-11-2014, 02:30 AM
This may very well be my most favourite card in terms of appearance. Fantastic work.

Thank you very much :)



Wow, the day before yesterday we went up 5% from 25% and over the last 24 hours we've shot to 36%. This is amazing, you guys are awesome and thanks for the continued support from all of our new and existing backers. Here's a little chart to show where we are now:

http://i.imgur.com/ha7i3SS.png (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661433091/eminence-xanders-tales)

We're getting closer to the halfway point and there's still plenty of time to go :)


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.


Aeterna
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/564/543/bd34ff2f0a329f4d02583ffd5308cb55_large.png?1410376023


Ixion
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/564/547/1d4a146d068f852771b5b118f3483025_large.png?1410376051


Wilkurse
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/564/635/da03774145850aa811ac4926b8611426_large.png?1410377485



Hollows
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/564/556/517bcf8edf9980f297926af992c6645c_large.png?1410376171

Dat Matt
09-11-2014, 10:57 PM
Totes magoats because f that one article I posted on /r/finalfantasy, twitter and facebook :smug:

I'll see if i can reach out to a few other communites to advertise the kickstarter, see if we can't get some more backing. I would like to see this happen. Have you also considered doing an Q&A to discuss Eminence? We could turn that into an article, promote it site wide and share it all over the social media platforms for more promotion? Just some ideas :3

Eminence
09-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Totes magoats because f that one article I posted on /r/finalfantasy, twitter and facebook :smug:

I'll see if i can reach out to a few other communites to advertise the kickstarter, see if we can't get some more backing. I would like to see this happen. Have you also considered doing an Q&A to discuss Eminence? We could turn that into an article, promote it site wide and share it all over the social media platforms for more promotion? Just some ideas :3

Hi Matt! You amongst others on this forum are absolute hero's!

We discussed with Kaycee regarding a potential Q&A, we are delighted to somehow get involved with eyesonff and have an article pushed out. What is it you'll need from us?

Eminence
09-12-2014, 09:58 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:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/569/579/5241da433e5ec168508f1afcf994fcc1_large.png?1410457255

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/569/585/2b6ba6067fb60fbfec91e844efbb5ca7_large.png?1410457314

Dat Matt
09-12-2014, 01:13 PM
I'll probably send a private message with a few questions this evening just to discuss the game. Nothing too taxing XD

Eminence
09-16-2014, 10:07 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?1410877385

Eminence
09-21-2014, 05:33 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.

Freya
09-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Ooooo. Yeah I handed the Q&A over to Matt as i'm a bit swamped but I'm very excited about it!

I'll share via tweethair again though!

Aulayna
09-24-2014, 10:54 PM
Hmm just looking through your Kickstarter again now and noticed that in PvP you will lose one of your cards, of the opponent's choosing, if you lose the match.

What considerations have you put toward potential hackers there? Also that, considering cards can (potentially) be purchased with real money, it can constitute a form of gambling (which is largely also why Wizards of the Coast dropped a similar format, called Ante, from Magic the Gathering) and the legal rammifications thereof?

Shauna
09-28-2014, 12:09 PM
A friend of mine completely unrelated to EoFF posted about this on Facebook because he saw your game at Eurogamer. Your name is getting out there! :D

Eminence
09-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Hmm just looking through your Kickstarter again now and noticed that in PvP you will lose one of your cards, of the opponent's choosing, if you lose the match.

What considerations have you put toward potential hackers there? Also that, considering cards can (potentially) be purchased with real money, it can constitute a form of gambling (which is largely also why Wizards of the Coast dropped a similar format, called Ante, from Magic the Gathering) and the legal rammifications thereof?

Hi Aulayna!

As with any other MMO, security is important to us and we're taking careful considerations to keep potential vulnerabilities in mind. You can only lose a card if you choose to play with the "Card Steal" rule on in PvP.

Cards are not purchased with "real" money in Eminence but through the virtual currency to stabilise in game transactions. Players can also earn the in game currency via completing various activities such as quests etc. I hope that answers your question!



A friend of mine completely unrelated to EoFF posted about this on Facebook because he saw your game at Eurogamer. Your name is getting out there! :D

That's so awesome! What were his thoughts on our booth? :D

Dat Matt
09-29-2014, 11:06 PM
Did you know that Stuart Ashens played Eminence recently and gave you a shout out in a recent video? You might be able to send him a message on twitter and get him to promote the kickstarter.

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Eminence
09-30-2014, 03:15 AM
Did you know that Stuart Ashens played Eminence recently and gave you a shout out in a recent video? You might be able to send him a message on twitter and get him to promote the kickstarter.

DE3IyB0c2-E

He's been tweeting about us, which is awesome!

We've recently had an interview with Machinima so hopefully that will drive some momentum towards our Kickstarter. *Fingers crossed*

Thanks again for all your support @EyesonFF .. You guys are absolute heroes. :)

Eminence
10-03-2014, 10:46 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!

Eminence
10-03-2014, 08:31 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

Freya
10-03-2014, 10:29 PM
Oooo pretty.

Physical cards? WANT.

Eminence
10-05-2014, 12:03 PM
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

Aulayna
10-05-2014, 12:18 PM
Upped my pledge! So close to that goal now.

Tetra Master
10-05-2014, 12:35 PM
I like it, nice detail.

Dat Matt
10-06-2014, 09:49 AM
I posted the kickstarter on /r/finalfantasy again, seems to have pushed you closer to 49k.

Edit - Posting guidelines on /r/games also allow for the posting of the kick starter just now, so up it goes.

Rin Heartilly
10-06-2014, 11:17 AM
This is soooo exciting! I cant wait >________<

Eminence
10-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Thank you to all the guys at eyesonFF for making this dream a reality!

We will push a tweet out tonight raising awareness of how helpful you've all been.

Once again, we cannot stress enough how much this means to us. Now we move onto the next phase and that's bringing the game to life! For those who have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via private message or on the forums, we'll continue to remain active on the boards as we get into development. :D

Shauna
10-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your game develop! :D

Dat Matt
10-07-2014, 08:21 PM
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Freya
10-07-2014, 08:33 PM
YAY! I'm so excited! I've been watching it the past two days crossing my fingers and then it went over! So excited for you guys! Congrats! I look forward to the full game :D

Eminence
10-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your game develop! :D


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YAY! I'm so excited! I've been watching it the past two days crossing my fingers and then it went over! So excited for you guys! Congrats! I look forward to the full game :D

<3 !!

metagloria
10-08-2014, 09:28 PM
Congrats guys! I'll be very excited to see the finished product released.

On a tangent, but one I think is fitting for this thread since everyone here loves Triple Triad...here's some research I did three years ago on levels and card balance. Could be taken a lot farther, but hits on some stuff most people don't usually realize.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/197343-final-fantasy-viii/60167908

Eminence
03-31-2015, 09:24 AM
Congrats guys! I'll be very excited to see the finished product released.

On a tangent, but one I think is fitting for this thread since everyone here loves Triple Triad...here's some research I did three years ago on levels and card balance. Could be taken a lot farther, but hits on some stuff most people don't usually realize.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/197343-final-fantasy-viii/60167908

Very insightful stuff! Thank you for sharing this with us. :D

Eminence
03-31-2015, 09:26 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!

Huckleberry Quin
03-31-2015, 01:08 PM
HELL YES I WILL HAVE PROPER INTERNET THEN. :excited: