-Sorry if the images are a bit large. If need be, I'll scale them down.
One day, I was playing that MMORPG Dragonica, and was inspired to make a character in a similar style. So I made a concept of the character, and then modeled her in 3d. But somehow, that single character resulted in more characters, which then ended up being this game. At first, the characters were similar to those in Dragonica proportion-wise
but then ended up evolving into slightly more normal proportions. To compensate for the more generic proportion, I thought that a unique texture style would be necessary, so I chose to use an actual paintbrush brush and painting hard edges.
Anyway, enough of the story. Here's some actual info on the game.
Key of Ethios is a modern Zelda-like. The story involves Ellie, Van, and Gil; Three adventurers that live in the land of Midia. It begins as they are hired by a man named Zane. Their job: To retrieve a 'Treasure' from an ancient ruin within the Wysterwood. The plot thickens as they find this 'Treasure': A little girl in a deep sleep. Afterwards, they are entangled in the plans of The Court: a mysterious organization that needs the girl, and will go to (almost) any length to get her.
The world that the game takes place in is called Midia. So far, there are four countries:
Albion - Your run-of-the-mill medieval fantasy place.
Galcia - A large country to the north of Albion. The denizens of Galcia have animal features, and are divided into several groups depending on them (Think Laguz from Fire Emblem).
Fujitake - On a separate continent over to the east. Your run-of-the-mill feudal Japan rip-off. Off the coast is an island inhabited by ninja.
The Wysterwood - Not really a 'country' per se. It's an immense mystical forest ruled by a being known as the Wysteria King.
-Ellie is from Albion. Although she is the daughter of a Warlock, she never showed signs of inheriting his power. Ellie is quite greedy, and will occasionally 'blackmail' people for favors. She's also able to hold as much food as Gil, and the two often have contests of stomach prowess. Her sword, which was passed down her line for generations, is said to contain latent magical abilities.
-Gil is an Albionite. He's incredibly strong, able to lift nearly anything with east. His might is equaled only by his stomach. He's quite the eater, and often gets into contests with Ellie. Though he occasionally loses in eating contests, Gil has yet to be bested in an arm wrestling match. He also tells terrible jokes.
-Van is a ninja from the land of Fujitake. As is the case with all ninjas, you'll never find him without his mask, even when eating or drinking (ninja). He's quite the deadpan snarker, and always has a witty quip ready. Van somehow manages to hide his kusarigama, as well as what seems to be an infinitely long chain, up his sleeve. It's said that when fully extended, it could fully circle the Earth three times over.Early, early demo buildhttp://rapidshare.com/files/436339212/KoE.rar