We just launched our new forums and will be using it to spread even more Herald news and info!

– Would you like to have Beta access for Herald?
– Is there something you’d love to discuss with the developers?
– Would you like to chat with the voice actors?
– Do you have any questions about live2D?
– Would you like to discuss Herald’s themes?

Then come join our community!

http://wispfire.com/forum/

Most of the voice acting for Herald has been recorded! Here’s our new teaser trailer showing you some of the characters with their newly added voices. 😀

In the coming weeks we’ll reveal the entire cast to you with voice samples from their lines.

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We also did an interview with Live2D, the company behind the software which we use to animate our 2D portraits. For those interested in how we actually did our portraits, we also wrote a “making-of” series of posts a while back. 😉

Cheers!

The Wispfire Team.

VALUE Streaming the Past is now LIVE on TWITCH!

Join us and VALUE for a Live let’s play of Herald’s demo and Sid Meier’s Colonization with a discussion about the history of colonialism and how it is presented in both games. Our creative director Bart Heijltjes and our writer Roy van der Schilden will be present to discuss this topic!

VALUE – Streaming the Past

Tomorrow [May 16th 17:00 CEST] will be a Live let’s play of Herald’s demo and Sid Meier’s Colonization with a discussion about the history of colonialism and how it is presented in both games. Our Creative Director Bart Heijltjes will be present to discuss this topic.

Attend and join the discussion

The VALUEproject is an academic research group exploring the intersections of archaeology and videogames. Their goal is to raise academic awareness for the importance of this new field and to showcase research possibilities.

The date has been set! We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be launching our kickstarter and releasing our first public demo on the 19th of april!!!

Visiting London

Past week, two of our team-members visited London for EGX: Rezzed and to do some reference research. We finally boarded the ship which inspired the Herald: The Cutty Sark, a 19th century tea clipper which has been rebuilt into a museum.

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It was really great getting to finally see the ship up close and feeling what it would be like to actually board the Herald. We also made a visit to both the British Museum and the National Maritime Museum in London.

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The coat Devan, our main character, wears in the trailer was also inspired by 18th and 19th century uniforms. It was great seeing it all up close for the first time!

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