Post news RSS Divinum is greenlit! Main character update

Thank you for voting for us on Steam! We've decided to redesign the main character - take a look!

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After only two weeks, Divinum was greenlit by the community with a total of 712 "Yes" votes. Overall, it went pretty confidently, we had a better "Yes" to "No" rate than the top 50 average. More than half of the traffic came from Steam itself, so we didn't feel like we would need to do aggressive marketing to get approved, as it was rumored.

Though we think that Valve are making the right decision changing Greenlight, its good part is allowing wide interaction with the community right in Steam itself. We've got a lot of feedback, including some about characters, and we decided to redesign the main character.

Character comparison

The hands should definitely contrast with the body, and the player should know where the feet are. This gives a much better vision to character's motions. The cape physics and structure was really weird, as well as the hair. And the main thing ‒ proportions: legs and arms should be much longer. The scabbard was neither a good decision.

Most of the new locomotion animations are already finished:

Here are some schematic attack motions:

Tell us, what you think!

You might have already thought ‒ will the character have more weapons? Yes. The cultists' corrupted ritual has given her a horrific ethereal weapon, which is also a curse. We will show it in the next update, as well as new sword combos and monsters.

Also, check out our Indiegogo page ‒ we've reconsidered rewards and pricing. The campaign is halfway through.

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Uxernome
Uxernome

Well, you could have kept the scabbard, the problem with it is that it looked as if it was attached to the arse of the mc and that it was in the way of the feet. I think that's because the scabbard was pointing down instead of truly hanging on the hips. It's not really important though. I didn't find any references by searching quickly, but I did find a photo of what I meant, more or less.
http ://www.cbswords .com/images/UC1396LTNB inset.jpg

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StormStx Author
StormStx

Couldn't open your link, but I understand what you mean. That should work too, but on the other side, having sword in the hands helps the contrast even more.

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ICHNICERO
ICHNICERO

I like the more detailed approach to the design of the protagonist, and the animations look a lot smoother now... I mean they looks pretty good before, but spicing things up didn't hurt the aesthetics at all... Good luck with the rest of development guys!

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StormStx Author
StormStx

We are trying to keep everything at the same level, and we think that now the old character lacks quality in comparison to some new things we made, so she really needed a rework. Thanks for your support!

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ICHNICERO
ICHNICERO

You're welcome! Looking forward to seeing more updates!

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