Earthlock: Festival of Magic for PC and multi console release is a RPG/Adventure game set in the fantastical world of Umbra. Earthlock: Festival of Magic is the first part in a trilogy of games. In the Game the player gets to play with a cast of eight unique characters, which they meet through the story. The player can group up to four characters at once and engage in turn based combat, resource management and real time puzzle solving. Each character has a unique relationship with the other characters in the group, developing these relationships can unlock unique combat abilities encouraging the player to experiment with different groups.

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Frits shares some Project FoM concept art and talks about cool things.

Posted by frit on Aug 27th, 2012

Boy it’s been a busy week! We finally have some animation and functionality inside the prototype level and it’s already looking quite good. Thought I could give you a quick visual update – a couple of new monster designs and the final rough concept of one of the first scenes in the prototype.

The Frog King is the antagonist of the prototype story. A pretty random character, but we liked the idea of having a mix of South Park’s Frog Prince and Futurama’s Hypnotoad as the quirky villain.

The Ice Monkey is not exactly a new design, but I don’t think it’s been posted before except for appearing in the early battle mock-up. Hanska has made the 3D model, but we were not too happy with the translation – mainly because we could not find a way to replicate the furry parts.

I first set out to make a new design for the Ice Monkey, but it literally ended up as a different beast entirely. For now I just call it the Panzer Lion.

It’s not much, but at least we finally settled on a design for this tricky scene. We really had to poke the old dream sponge in order to find a layout that worked with both the camera, puzzles, doors and overall theme of the scene. It’s a clever 2 story design where the player needs to figure out how to activate the elevator and then find a way to enter it. The elevator leads down to the giant blue grotto where the Frog King is performing his evil deeds.


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doppl3r Aug 28 2012, 1:34am says:

I'm not gunna' lie, I started to have a hissyfit when I saw that my game's news article got bumped off the front page of It's a bummer to see spectacular artwork like this get pushed off the end with no love. This looks awesome, and I hope you get your game going real soon.

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frit Aug 28 2012, 8:11am replied:

Thanks for the comment. I believe the posts awaiting authorisation are published first so they get bumped from the first page really easily, so not exactly convenient for European developers.

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awesomepossum Aug 28 2012, 2:42am says:

Great art, love the ice monkey!

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frit Aug 28 2012, 8:09am replied:

Appreciate the praise. Hopefully we'll find a way to get the fur right; something similar to the fur in Shadow of the Colossus would be neat.

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booman Aug 28 2012, 3:33pm says:

These characters have a lot of... well, character! Great art style, cartoony but with detail.
Kinda reminds me of an Alice in Wonderland type of world

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