So, here it is! The first Endale development entry of many to come. We would like to welcome you to view our development process and assist with any comments along the way.
We will start with a quick introduction of who we are and the path we tread.
Senior Creative Director – Louis Marraffino, Story developer, character creator, and main storyboard artist, brings a classic, old-world touch to how fantasy stories should be told. From the world of Conan the Barbarian, all the way to classic Marvel comics, Lou is the ideal man in charge of creative direction. The Endale story would not have come to fruition without his brilliant insight and imaginative skill.
Lead Artist/Animator – Bryce Struck, Creative Assisant and Lead animator, brings the young and the new ideas to the table. With a passion for modern gaming and storytelling, Bryce assists with keeping the story fresh and unique. Drawing, animating and digital design are only a few of Bryce’s skill sets applied to the Endale realm, and like any creative counterpart, he keeps close watch over story direction.
Aside from the boring intro, we would like to open your eyes to the story at hand. If you’ve ever seen a great medieval movie or read a historic fantasy novel, you are only half way to understanding the world of Endale. Our story focuses on a group of six warriors, each with their own specific combat skills and emotionally deep character personas.
Gwynn, our main story protagonist, prominently keeps to himself and inadvertently affects the people and events around him. Always thinking 5 steps ahead, Gwynn tends to confuse his warrior allies with his lone wolf tactics. Holding no weapon dear, his seemingly unmatched fighting prowess has no equal. Although he rejects the spotlight, he plays a bigger part in this world than he could even care to imagine. Without the necessity to be around others, he casts a level of loyalty toward his warrior companions, who would follow him to any end.
Companionship is key to how one makes choices, so who better to accompany our main hero than a perceivably psychotic, Woodland Elf? Mistos, a warrior beyond conventional tactics, always finds humor even in the most dire situations. Laughing, bantering, and insurmountable antagonization define this Elf best. Close relative to our next warrior companion, this Elf follows his own ethical code, swayed by no one.
On the topic of Elves, why not introduce one more?…or half of one? Raven, our half-elf warrior female, exiled from her home for reasons clouded by mystery and intrigue, views Gwynn as her true leader and soulmate. Trained from youth in the art of the axe, Raven despises the use of most other weapons, however proficient with all. Adorned with mesmerizing green eyes that gleam with a hint of sadness, Raven is deadly and beautiful. Standing alongside our two towering human companions, she looks innocent by comparison.
Casting gargantuan shadows, Kane and Priest rival all who challenge their might. Without challenge, Kane is your run-of-the-mill womanizing mercenary. A heart of gold and a smile comparable to his excessive stature, he swoons the entire realm with his prominent flex. No female, excluding Raven, can resist his charm. Proud of his prowess with his massive, two-handed Orc cleaver, he completes the ensemble of a strong warrior. The first into any dispute is also the first to shed an emotional tear for the weak and helpless.
Longtime mercenary brother, Priest, closely resembles the dialogue-lacking Gwynn in personality. His few words spoken are measured and weighed carefully. As a unique military officer, he provides intricate and insightful strategy to the group’s endeavors. His true name, known to none, relays his past as a young man following the ways of holy enlightenment. Seeing the corrupt politics of the priesthood, he decided to utilize his natural physical strength and size to become a more deciding factor in the battle against evil. Always praying silently to himself and providing spiritual wisdom, the group has labeled him Priest.
Mentor and wise hand of the group, Master Jimi, appears shrouded in mystery yet open and whimsical in his ways. Not much is known of Master Jimi’s origins, but what he adds to the group is the guiding force that binds them together.