Key of Ethios is a 3D action-adventure game in the vein of modern Zelda titles. In it you play as a party of heroes, each with their own unique abilities that allow them to traverse the world and overcome a wide array of obstacles and enemies. The game focuses on this group as they face off with an organization that's dead set on capturing one of their companions.

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0 comments by LordMcMutton on Nov 16th, 2014


A bit of a rough sketch, but Ethios consists of two segments; an enormous world tree whose branches hold up a good amount of the worlds landmasses, big and small. It controls the forces of chaos and form and is represented by the Archdeity, the Wysteria King.

Up top is an enormous mechanical clock-type thing that contains the celestial bodies and makes day and night happen, as well as making the rest of the landmasses stay afloat. It controls the forces of time and space and is represented by an as-of-yet unnamed Archdeity.

These two work together to maintain the world, as well as holding back the unfathomable void of nothing that is the Fell, which is also where the same-named Fell creatures come from, but more on that later.

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Flight Test

Flight Test

Jan 5, 2015 Demo 0 comments

A little, super-early test of the flying controls; not the best locale for it, but unfortunately I lacked a decent outdoors area. You can actually see...

Pre-Alpha Version 0.00025

Pre-Alpha Version 0.00025

Nov 6, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Had to redo a few things, but IndieDB has to reuathorize every upload so I couldn't edit the other one.

Key of Ethios Pre-Alpha version 0.0002

Key of Ethios Pre-Alpha version 0.0002

Nov 4, 2013 Demo 1 comment

Second version of the demo, with a bit more content added. A number of bugs were fixed and some alterations were made.

Key of Ethios Pre-Alpha version 0.0001

Key of Ethios Pre-Alpha version 0.0001

Jul 21, 2013 Demo 0 comments

A really early demo of the game to show off how it plays and looks! It's likely that there are a few bugs remaining, but I did manage to quash a good...

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papercoffee
papercoffee Mar 20 2014 says:

The redesigns are very well done ...would like to see the new models in action in a video.

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LordMcMutton Creator
LordMcMutton Apr 21 2014 replied:

Thank'eh! I'll attempt to throw something together sometime soon.

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Lord_Thash
Lord_Thash Feb 13 2014 says:

Wow. This is fkcking amazing. I cant wait for more, and I love the combat system, thank you for making this.

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LordMcMutton Creator
LordMcMutton Feb 22 2014 replied:

Thanks, man! Glad to hear it!

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subbywubby
subbywubby Dec 17 2013 says:

Will there be free roaming or will it be mission after mission ?

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LordMcMutton Creator
LordMcMutton Dec 17 2013 replied:

The former; you can wander about as you please between traveling to 'mission' areas, like modern Zelda games.

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papercoffee
papercoffee Oct 6 2013 says:

How many people work on this project?

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LordMcMutton Creator
LordMcMutton Oct 7 2013 replied:

It's mostly just me. The only thing I can't do is the sound and music, so I've got some help with that; Sam English is going to compose, and Hyperduck Soundworks is going to handle the sound effects.

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papercoffee
papercoffee Oct 7 2013 replied:

Ok this was unexpected ...only one guy?
Wow, my respect.

The textures look sometimes a tiny bit too low-res, but to think one guy did all this AND is coding the whole stuff is impressive.

I wish I could do the same for my project ...but coding is for me completely incomprehensible.

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LordMcMutton Creator
LordMcMutton Oct 7 2013 replied:

Thank'eh! Coding was rather difficult for me too, at first; I'd decided that I'd just start, and learn along the way using Unity's scripting resource. It's worked out pretty well thus far, methinks.

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