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Title: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 25, 11, 05:01:34 AM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/GDC_VoZpostcard_front2.png)

Visions of Zosimos is a unique blend of the strategy, role-playing and collectible card game genres, allowing players across the board to experience a new form of cooperative and competitive play.  Drawing inspiration from real-world ancient texts, players take on the role of a student of Alchemy, an ancient precursor to Chemistry with an emphasis on mysticism and mythology, as well as the transmutation and binding of elemental and spiritual forces.

As students, you'll gain rank and reward by creating a homunculus, an artificial being formed by the elements, fueled by the teachings of your chosen Alchemy Master, and inhabited by the spirits of real-world heroes, villains, myths, legends, kings, warlords and tyrants.  Your homunculus, under your direct control, acts as your avatar as you vie for control over the last unclaimed frontier - the afterlife.  Utilizing a combination of spells, ambushes and minions, you outfight and outwit your enemies while exploring alternate planes of reality shaped and molded by the stories and beliefs of our ancestors.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-Cooper on Sep 25, 11, 10:57:49 AM
Boo for no screens and videos!  :-*
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 25, 11, 02:27:16 PM
Yup, I was in the process of gathering a few things.  :P

Art Promo
This was one of our first trailers, created simply to demonstrate some of the card artwork coming through our pipelines!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axg4U7M0DTE&feature=related

IGDA Promo
Our most recent footage of our game.  Showcased at the IGDA WI chapter.  This shows our game world in it's current Alpha stage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoiyAlz3zJ8&NR=1

More coming soon!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 25, 11, 05:25:14 PM
Some images of our current world.

(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/46329/2495373810102147042S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2495373810102147042oGErWF)

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/49493/2547049350102147042S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2547049350102147042eOpPgX)

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/47910/2229084230102147042S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2229084230102147042BJuAov)

(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/15007/2201809550102147042S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2201809550102147042LHyOmF)

(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/48418/2291042230102147042S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2291042230102147042eOJdYa)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Oct 06, 11, 01:01:11 AM
Here's some glimpses at our card artwork!  This is but a very small handful of the cards we currently have!

Also, we have just recently re-launched our website!  You can find that here.
www.visionsofzosimos.net


(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FI_KN5.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FI_KN4.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FI_KN3.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FI_KN2.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FI_KN1.png)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: OuterNet on Oct 06, 11, 01:37:17 AM
Looking absolutely gorgeous!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Oct 10, 11, 01:19:17 AM
Thanks, OuterNet!

Here are some screen shots from our current build of our Alchemy University!
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Lobby4.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Lobby3.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Lobby2.png)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Lobby1.png)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: OuterNet on Oct 10, 11, 01:46:25 AM
I'm diggin the board style layout for the terrain and movement.  Reminds me of Heroscape.  Love that game.  :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Oct 20, 11, 03:19:29 AM
More recent screens!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/1.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/2.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/3.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/4.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/5.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/6.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: OuterNet on Oct 20, 11, 03:22:54 AM
Very nice!!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: shadowfire on Oct 20, 11, 03:23:46 AM
Very well done... Looks if I am not mistaken everything is built on a Hex-Grid like battletech but with elements of Magic the gathering instead of Bipedal Mechanized Armors... A good cross... you may very well blow magic the gathering tactics out of the water with this one... though you are up against a giant brand name... luckily sony tends to ruin everything they touch and sense they touched tactics... go for it!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-Cooper on Oct 20, 11, 03:43:40 PM
Definitely looking cool and unique. I like it.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jan 16, 12, 03:39:43 PM
I just wanted to pop in and give some updates!

We are still pounding away, mainly at this point adding a lot of polishing elements to the game and working out some kinks as we progress.  A lot has been going on and we are excited to show more soon!

We are nearly finished with our first Story Trailer for the game, which is scheduled to be revealed at GDC this year!  We look forward to the feedback we garner from that.  In the meantime, here are some teaser images of the trailer and what you can expect to see as well as some new card images.  We will update again soon!  

(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/50294/2031047410102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/47190/2051893350102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/50169/2603497140102147042S500x500Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/48548/2479120850102147042S500x500Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: LastJudge on Jan 16, 12, 04:49:50 PM
It looks pretty cool :) I'm looking forward to your Story Trailer ;)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Feb 16, 12, 12:27:26 AM
Updated shots of our PvP Arena (WIP).  We have been making some major GUI improvements, which I hope to show soon!  We are nearing the very final days of our story trailer, and I will tell you it is AWESOME!  I can't wait to debut it for all to see!

(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/46628/2059479400102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/30596/2502122770102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/47596/2025122800102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/46872/2220901150102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: ScamperNZ on Feb 22, 12, 10:37:20 PM
I am LOVING the Alchemy University.

That's the kind of world I wanna make / see more of :P
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Feb 25, 12, 09:42:49 PM
Thanks ScamperNZ!  We're retouching a lot of aspects of it to better match the design vision and art of the game.  We're working hard on that now, and will have more to show soon on it!

In the meantime, here are some more updated images (some of which are already a little out of date due to GDC crunching!).  We're excited to get in and show everyone what we have!  As soon as we come out of GDC, we'll be posting our story trailer as well!  Enjoy!

(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/50487/2311644160102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/47168/2495137510102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/35466/2266292170102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/48977/2304263990102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/2189/2568119920102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/50744/2496106110102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/16378/2263477050102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: RicoTheMad on Feb 25, 12, 10:13:34 PM
Looks very unique, best of luck at GDC!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-ANDY on Feb 26, 12, 08:21:16 AM
THat's very cool!  I want to play....
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Feb 27, 12, 12:45:51 AM
Thank you, guys!

We JUST finished our story trailer and it's ready to be premiered at GDC this year!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Mar 01, 12, 12:09:12 AM
And finally, a shot of our new GUI.  Less clutter - streamlined information - same game! 

(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/17132/2602998770102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/48877/2963467350102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Mar 12, 12, 01:25:16 AM
Had a great time at GDC; a big Thanks goes out to all of the Idea Fabrik team for the experience.

They had an awesome booth and here's some pics to get an idea of what it was like (these were taken when still setting up).  Notice the heavy-duty Alienware pc's set up to show the FPS demo (one on each of four sides).  I was quite envious.

Also, the three stations our games were on each had an identical monitor on the reverse side for people walking by.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Mar 18, 12, 11:41:05 PM
We are extremely proud to bring you our very first story trailer for Visions of Zosimos - "The Vision" chronicles the original vision granted to Zosimos and sets the stage for our title! We hope you enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/37504442
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: jcsmith562 on Mar 19, 12, 01:57:47 AM
I like it. Very well done.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: LastJudge on Mar 19, 12, 02:48:39 AM
looks pretty good :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Mar 26, 12, 12:58:08 PM
We have just completed work on an updated gameplay trailer.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zqF37eGCyI
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DragonFist on Mar 26, 12, 03:50:26 PM
This is looking very good and very unique!  Good Luck, guys!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Apr 01, 12, 11:05:05 PM
We are currently in the process of upgrading all of our art assets.  Here are some examples of the upgrades coming through the pipeline!  We'll have more updates soon!

OLD
(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/47396/2477969890102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

NEW
(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/48353/2638169120102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

WIP
(http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/49839/2019774810102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on May 17, 12, 02:06:49 PM
  Some sneak peaks of our updated GUI Menu system.

(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/13014/2453655520102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/49355/2353639210102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/50210/2251009330102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: demonseedgfx on May 18, 12, 04:13:13 AM
Looking real nice.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: LastJudge on May 18, 12, 06:58:48 AM
Looks really cool :) Looking forward to seeing / trying more ;)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: McMagic on May 19, 12, 05:17:40 AM
It looks really good.
And it also fits well to the style of play.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on May 19, 12, 06:31:01 PM
Minion updating continues!


(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480536_367230593326691_155284234521329_948542_1188452849_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/36524_367230616660022_155284234521329_948543_376261631_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/562411_367232533326497_155284234521329_948546_1218968863_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Dragorth on May 19, 12, 07:51:32 PM
Ahhhhhhh! Get out of the way!

That looks great!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on May 22, 12, 12:23:26 AM
Infernal Foot Soldier  :o

(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/50065/2941935440102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

Ice Golem in the engine, currently backstage and getting prepped for action!
(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/47914/2680926120102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-BENNETT on May 22, 12, 08:29:41 AM
Looks q
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on May 31, 12, 02:36:26 AM
More updates on our Minion characters!

OLD!
(http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/49741/2163787960102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

NEW!!
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/44937/2040662210102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Stadi_Thompson on Jun 01, 12, 01:36:35 PM
new characters are looking great guys!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jun 09, 12, 12:22:53 AM
Thanks, Stadi!!   :D
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jun 11, 12, 02:50:32 PM
  Our Kickstarter is now live!  You can find it here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visionsofzosimos/visions-of-zosimos-the-worlds-first-true-mmoccg?ref=live
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jul 22, 12, 02:45:26 AM
Some more updates!  We've completely re-hauled our 3D character team, who is now working hard to bring the game characters up to a much higher standard than we had before!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/TundraWormSculpt.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/ReaperScuplt01.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/RoughBeastSculpt.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/YetiSculpt.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/FireImpSculpt.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/hellSpawnSculpt.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/TundraWarriorSculpt.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jul 22, 12, 02:47:56 AM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/InGameSoulReaper.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Stadi_Thompson on Jul 26, 12, 01:07:46 PM
Man those are some really nice sculpts! Keep it up.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-Cooper on Jul 26, 12, 01:16:13 PM
yeah, black ghost octopus guy looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: RM-Hreyes on Aug 17, 12, 04:13:09 AM
I have been a TGC player since I was a kid so I really look forward to see the gameplay of this game.

Talking about that, are there any videos of real gameplay? Because I am really curious about it.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Aug 19, 12, 01:43:29 AM
We have some videos on YouTube from when we went to GDC.  We've been so busy with Production that we haven't had time to produce a new gameplay trailer.  We'll be getting something done shortly to show the updates we've done lately - there's a lot!

GDC 2012 - VISIONS OF ZOSIMOS demo Pt 1 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJa5KRIQjpA#ws)
GDC 2012 - VISIONS OF ZOSIMOS demo Pt 2 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpQmogDgzU#ws)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: RM-Hreyes on Aug 21, 12, 09:22:52 AM
It looks really great guys. What I am really curious to see is how did you do to put this in an online world. I mean, in the gameplay videos the player plays alone, as in a standalone game and it has everything a TGC player would want to see. Nice card art, strategy and slow paced gameplay. I would also rate the music as A++, it really matches the style of the game. But when it comes to online play, I really want to see how to interact a lot of players in the same board because one of the flaws of turn-based systems in MMOs is that players bore to death waiting for other players to make their moves.
I look forward to see more of this game, it looks very interesting.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Aug 21, 12, 12:47:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

As with any turn-based game, keeping it interesting for players when not their turn is definitely one of the challenges we're facing.  Some of the inspiration comes from how people play turn-based games in real life: people spend their times socializing, which will be part of it, and also strategizing for their next move, which will be part as well.

Also, there are a number of approaches we are exploring regarding time limit options.  Drawing from the world of chess, there are many variations used to speed up play there such as a limit to total time to play the game or time for making a move or taking a complete turn.  Having a situation where the quicker you make your moves, the more pressure that puts on the opponents creates a very interesting dynamic and adds to the competitiveness.  We think players will really respond to using time as a weapon.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: RM-Hreyes on Aug 23, 12, 01:57:00 AM
Yes, I think you face a tough challenge with that. I assume the PvP will be restricted to 1vs1 because if not I guess even if you implement anything, it will be boring for those waiting (Just imaining a battle of 10 guys).

I have played chess too and yes, there are many options to force players to go faster, turn limits, total battle limits, total + add more time per move... but these are all for 1vs1 battles. Look forward to see more of this game.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Aug 24, 12, 11:37:43 PM
@ RM-Hreyes:  Actually our PvP is not 1v1, though that option is available.  We currently have 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3.  There are some methods we are using as Scott had mentioned, and there are others we will be heavily testing, including a "Two Headed Giant" method of all players on a team going at the same time.  As a CCG fan though, we would love you hear more of your thoughts on what you would want and would expect to see!  Feel free to contact us anytime, either through these forums or email @ david.staats@foreverinteractive.com.  Alternatively, feel free to join our Official forums to discuss the game.



And now onto the update.  As you may have seen, we have been extremely busy polishing up our character models, and our bosses are no different!  We have just finished our boss, Grendal, and we are happy to show the final result here!

First, here is the older character design and model:
(http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/51283/2805236280102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

And now, the new one we just finished!
(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/48919/2042899010102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-BENNETT on Aug 27, 12, 10:03:29 AM
oooooOOOOOOoooh!

He looks friendly!

:D

That is a fantastic improvement!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: RM-Hreyes on Aug 29, 12, 04:43:15 AM
I wouldn't think it is the same character if you did not say :) It definitely is an improvement.

I will follow this project closely.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Chromehound on Aug 29, 12, 09:08:50 AM
Keeping his pimp hand strong it looks like  8)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Aug 29, 12, 08:00:34 PM
Quote
Keeping his pimp hand strong it looks like  8)
We toyed with calling him Wayne Brady #chappelleshow  ;D
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Aug 31, 12, 06:08:38 PM
LOTS of really fun things coming down the pipeline!  I'll share more soon, but for now, here's a sneak peak at one of our current characters in it's conceptual stage!

Enjoy!
(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/51362/2770738670102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 10, 12, 09:10:35 PM
Yet another character update!

The Spawn of Fenris is one of the first bosses encountered by the players, so we revisited him to make him a little more intimidating than before!  Here's the old, followed by the new.

OLD
(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/45187/2030266350102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

NEW
(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/49340/2368153510102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)


We have a lot more coming down still, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 14, 12, 07:09:32 PM
Here's a better image of the new Spawn, as well as a cleaned up and slightly redesigned Bog Slave.

(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/49534/2337937490102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/52122/2635743220102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Zanderos on Sep 23, 12, 06:26:46 PM
the new revamps are looking awesome :D any more done lately?
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 24, 12, 01:01:17 PM
There have been, yes, but we'll release those later on.  8)

In the meantime, we have begun our own Developer Blog on MMORPG.com.  Feel free to check it out to gain more insight into the mechanics of the game!

http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/VisionsofZosimos (http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/VisionsofZosimos)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Stadi_Thompson on Sep 24, 12, 02:13:41 PM
excellent stuff guys, superb models. what is the estimated release date?
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Sep 25, 12, 02:58:34 PM
Q1 2013
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Oct 05, 12, 01:17:21 PM
Introducing our newly revamped Void Spider.  She's as beautiful as she is deadly!

(http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/50034/2909297410102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/54496/2829043860102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/53616/2727720800102147042S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Stadi_Thompson on Oct 05, 12, 07:50:26 PM
That looks wicked!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: grogbro on Oct 06, 12, 11:34:07 AM
Great looking creatures! The 'paintjob' is especially nice with the varying tones for the skin.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Oct 18, 12, 04:14:51 PM
Thanks, everyone!

We're currently going through a lot of art revamping, so our release date may change.  I'll keep you posted as I know more for certain.

In the meantime, we have completely revamped our YouTube channel, and are currently working on a monthly Podcast.

www.youtube.com/4everinteractive (http://www.youtube.com/4everinteractive)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Dec 15, 12, 02:35:31 AM
My apologies for the missing images.  Our photo server shut down, and we are in the process of obtaining a new one. 

In the meantime, I do have a few more images to show.  We have been working hard on making sure our 3D is the best quality we can make it.  A part of that required us to look at our art style and make a decision.  The new style has been set in place, and we are going full force to create some amazing looking characters.

Here are a few examples of our characters and how they are turning out.

Hell Spawn Minion
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Hell_Spawn_Pesentation_B_zps22dca2fb.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/Hell_Spawn_Pesentation_A_zpse4b01e6e.jpg)



Icicle Runner
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/emperorfilth/icicle_runner_turnaround_zps4b291140.jpg)

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Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: StadiThompson on Dec 16, 12, 05:21:06 PM
Two words...

Bad Ass :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jan 11, 13, 12:02:23 PM
More minions!  We are revamping our environment art as well, and should have some more to show of that soon.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8186/8370103227_f3b6d5b978_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8370103745_6de9d605a4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: hallsofvallhalla on Jan 11, 13, 01:48:59 PM
 :o

Awesome
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Jan 29, 13, 02:47:45 PM
A few more updates!  We have more and more coming through!  Stay tuned!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8405076224_071aea292c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8405077160_5acc037e79.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8230/8409053049_c475893334.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8409039093_bbe84e958f.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: JoshHalls on Jan 29, 13, 06:26:41 PM
More great stuff guys, good job.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: grogbro on Jan 29, 13, 07:48:20 PM
Lovin' both of them! Nice texture work on them. Solid stuff!

:)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Feb 07, 13, 01:30:35 AM
So I'm sure most everyone here remembers our sometimes controversial Homunculus character.  The feedback we had gotten from the team at Hero as well as other people throughout the last year or so had left us with a choice to make - and we made it.  While the Homunculus is still around, we plan on making numerous different "types" of homunculus characters for players to choose from.  While I can't release more details on that quite yet, I can show you the newer direction we have taken the initial core Homunculus, and some insight into some still in production looks at the overall direction we are going with this character.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8419492942_eb2c7264df_b.jpg)

So one of the major concerns we received from people who had seen the previous character was that it looked too zombie, which was a combination of the design we had for him as well as the animations we had used for him.  I am pleased to announce this newly designed character.  We tried to remove the zombie appearance in his overall design, and a part of that will be a new set of animations based on which Ego Essence card you attach to the character during the creation process.  We will have more to show on that soon, but as an example there will be roughly 4-5 different animation sets for these characters based on the "Ego" which possess them, ie if you attach Vlad Tepes' card to him, his animations will represent an aggressive style, whereas attaching Beowulf's card will be represented with a more heroic style of animation.

This image shown is merely the base of the character.  As a player levels up, they have more options and cards which they can attach to the character, ultimately giving them a different appearance.  Below is an WIP example of the progression the character could take if you attach fire based cards to him.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8452950664_4c6d2a65b3_b.jpg)

Again, all of this is still a WIP, and we will have more to show soon.  We hope you enjoy!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Stadi_Thompson on Feb 07, 13, 01:36:51 PM
Huge improvement looks awesome!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Dragorth on Feb 07, 13, 05:13:59 PM
My first response was, "Stop yapping and get it done!!! I want to play now!!!"

This looks better every time I see it!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Feb 18, 13, 02:15:11 PM
More!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8482883958_c48703285b_z.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8480255097_0d5a00923c_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8485513928_2bf0a381fc_z.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8484420619_5f2299b1f3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Maleth on Feb 18, 13, 02:51:22 PM
Brilliant. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-Cooper on Feb 18, 13, 03:33:40 PM
Old dude is my favorite so far!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: McMagic on Feb 19, 13, 01:38:27 AM
Yes, the old man is perfect!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on Mar 05, 13, 01:53:23 AM
We've been promising updated Environmental images, and we have our first batch of Pre-Alpha images for our 'Forest of Decay' board!!  This is the same board we have shown in the past, but is in the process of being ramped up artistically.  It's going to get better and better, and we look forward to sharing even more with you!  We will have our Official Alpha date very soon!  Hope you enjoy!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8530875852_c6d0feb1c4_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8530875836_b47d72078f_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8530875828_0794a4555f_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8529762963_92e0f7ec89_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8529762959_05dbb31ac7_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8530875810_fc14cbb81b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: DavidStaats on May 11, 13, 12:44:39 AM
A few more goodies. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8492116808_e64781ea0a.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8597649490_92544509b1.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/8720079028_5823a2d0f9.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/8718960523_0b730dfd80.jpg)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-EmilH on Nov 06, 13, 12:44:03 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J_Q4X8CJ5NE/UniaLuqlhhI/AAAAAAAAA4A/jz1IHC0l0oY/s704-no/Splash_Page.jpg)

Homunculus Updates!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Nov 18, 14, 12:38:00 PM
We haven't done an update here for a while due to some turnover in our team, but I can now announce that we are official entrants in the 2015 International Games Festival (http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2015.php?id=7188), so wish us luck as we do our best to represent all of us HeroClouders.

We have also now reached the point of having a release date for Visions of Zosimos: July 30, 2015.  We will be making our Gold release debut at the 2015 GenCon (http://gencon.com/) in Indianapolis.  We are working on partnerships with companies to provide equipment and sponsorship so that we can run a tournament there with real prize money.  Its a huge convention filled with the exact target demographic we are after, so it is all very exciting.

I hope to have some examples of our more recent work posted here soon.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Nov 18, 14, 12:45:42 PM
We have also recently set up a campaign on Epocu to garner social media support.
http://epocu.com/campaigns/visions-zosimos/

Anyone on Facebook or Twitter or both, feel free to become a supporter.  The videos there are unforunately rather out-dated, but we will try to update that as soon as we can. The bottom of the page has our social media sites, so feel free to check them out.  Likes on our own Facebook page and YouTube videos would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Prometheus2012 on Nov 18, 14, 07:02:21 PM
Glad to see you guys are still around...more updates please :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: JoshHalls on Nov 20, 14, 07:14:24 AM
Might hit me up, hoping to be at Gencon just to putz around and it helps they are doing it a bit earlier in 2015. Might be able to help out some as well.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Jan 02, 15, 11:01:16 AM
Some new media from Visions of Zosimos.

Attached are an image of some recent gameplay and a painted model of our almost finished Energist character.

Our most recent gameplay footage: http://youtu.be/Sd-zQVu8Jw0?list=PLXZ2n-2VaRVqm0LFzdXmt7buXj2P1c4J1

Since our game functions like a board game we have the unique opportunity to test the game in real life.
Here is a video of our design team using the physical version they mocked up: http://youtu.be/z_O3I5DYBY4.
With it they are able to test new game mechanics or rules before spending any time implementing them in the digital form.

All of our posted videos can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/VisionsofZosimos



A friendly reminder about that our Epocu campaign is still going on, but ending soon:
http://epocu.com/campaigns/visions-zosimos/

We could really use your support on this, as being successful in it will result in a social media blast to really spread the word.  And, of course, the more that any HeroEngine game gets promoted, the more that will help get exposure for all of us.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Jan 02, 15, 11:20:25 AM
At Forever Interactive we have been blessed with some fantastic 2D artists.

Here a montage of the card and character promo art for many of our Earth-element cards:
http://youtu.be/FMqdKJbhM1g

And these are some of our Fire-element cards:
http://youtu.be/YKYRX2GDv3Q

The promo art behind the cards are taken from the actual 3D models that the in-game characters will end up looking like.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: nocake on Jan 02, 15, 05:26:14 PM
Hey guys!

Looks awesome. We signed up for a beta keys and hope to see what you did with the engine soon!

Videos show what looks to be a promising strategy game :O

Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Feb 28, 15, 08:37:41 PM
We are happy to announce that Forever Interactive will once again be exhibitors at the Midwest Gaming Classic this year showing off Visions of Zosimos.  It is in Brookfield, WI (western suburb of Milwaukee) on April 11 and 12, so if you are in the area check it out.  It is a great show, and if you stop by be sure to introduce yourselves.

http://www.midwestgamingclassic.com/
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: jcsmith562 on Mar 02, 15, 02:11:35 PM
Best of luck at the show.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Prometheus2012 on Mar 02, 15, 08:55:32 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Mar 05, 15, 07:14:40 PM
Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Apr 03, 15, 12:36:17 PM
We have launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise some funds towards our appearance at GenCon (http://www.gencon.com/) this year.  Check it our here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visionsofzosimos/visions-of-zosimos

We hope you will consider supporting us. Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Prometheus2012 on Apr 03, 15, 06:03:08 PM
Good luck with the KS :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: nocake on Apr 04, 15, 02:56:46 PM
Are you guys interested in licensing your character model source files at all? Or even compiled?

I have played a few games and definitely think I could work with these character assets in my own game.



Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Apr 04, 15, 05:20:32 PM
Are you guys interested in licensing your character model source files at all? Or even compiled?

I have played a few games and definitely think I could work with these character assets in my own game.

Ones that we are currently using I would think no.  But we have ones no longer being used, so I don't know.  But I'll it along to my team.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Apr 06, 15, 09:06:25 PM
I'm afraid our team is not licensing our characters at this time.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Apr 22, 15, 12:41:40 PM
With 11 days to go, Kicktraq.com (http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/visionsofzosimos/visions-of-zosimos/) shows us on pace to exceed our goal, but we hope to really surge in support as we approach the end.

As an update, our community team has added a brief players' guide to serve as introduction to our game:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visionsofzosimos/visions-of-zosimos/posts/1203937
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on May 13, 15, 09:36:02 AM
I'm proud to announce we hit 127% of our KickStarter goal.  A big 'Thank You' to anyone who supported us!  It will go a long towards making a splash at GenCon.  Hope to see some of you there!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Aug 07, 16, 08:22:10 PM
We just finished showing VoZ at GenCon 2016 in Indianapolis and are grateful for the enthusiastic response. Here are some shots of our game area.

We also were green-lit for Steam, so our next big release will be aimed at that.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Amarak on Aug 07, 16, 08:30:59 PM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: ToY-Krun on Aug 09, 16, 02:27:50 PM
Thats great Scott.  Hope things continue to go well!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Farina on Apr 12, 17, 01:24:49 PM
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1276380522411689&id=155284234521329
 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1276380522411689&id=155284234521329)

VoZ starts public relations
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Prometheus2012 on Apr 12, 17, 02:32:29 PM
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1276380522411689&id=155284234521329
 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1276380522411689&id=155284234521329)

VoZ starts public relations

Awesome. About time we heard more hehe.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: nocake on Apr 12, 17, 07:52:56 PM
Will I need a new key? I was in the beta before.

You guys should drop access to the HE community as well ;)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Apr 13, 17, 06:41:04 PM
Thanks. Yeah, if things continue along well we're looking to launch on Steam by June at the latest.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: Prometheus2012 on May 10, 17, 01:52:53 PM
Good to see some updates. I think VOZ needs a lot of PR to spread the word at this point :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Aug 17, 17, 08:41:45 PM
For our third year in a row we are showcasing Visions of Zosimos at GenCon in Indianapolis.  It is proving to be another fun challenge.

Further, we have succeeded in integrating Steam transactions into our game (thanks to some great help from Christopher Larsen of Idea Fabrik) and once our store and build are approved we'll officially be available via Steam. We look to flip the switch sometime next week.

Stay tuned for some pics and videos we'll likely capture this weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-SARRENE on Aug 18, 17, 01:01:56 PM
Great work guys, glad to see that it is going well and cannot wait to see it on Steam.
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on Aug 19, 17, 03:02:49 AM
In addition to our digital game, a subteam of us have developed a physical tabletop version with a kickstarter going right now. The latest update has some pictures from GenCon:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visionsofzosimos/visions-of-zozimos-the-board-game/posts/1966951
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: markos on Mar 31, 18, 04:34:45 AM
I found some screenshoot on steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/602600/Visions_of_Zosimos/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/602600/Visions_of_Zosimos/)
but I am not sure if it is still in development
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: HE-SARRENE on May 27, 18, 10:33:04 AM
Aye, they are still working hard on the game. I got a small sneak peek again this week. I cannot wait for them to share what they have done the last few months! :D Im so excited!
Title: Re: Visions of Zosimos
Post by: FI-ScottZ on May 27, 18, 11:42:53 AM
Sorry we haven't posted new stuff recently. Our people that used to do updates left the company, but we are very close to a big announcement.  8)