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I have finally finished the “Plant-doc’s” rough draft. All I need is to develop it a little and it will be ready to upload on Google.
I have also made two more documents (which will be uploaded soon too) as I edited the timeline which is now ready (though it is still missing dates): a list of Kanlehzhoy’s most notable kings and of Mi’Zhika’s most notable chiefs, and a little Peshinooti glossary (which is rather useless, just there to list the few “foreign” words we made up in case they need to be replaced ASAP).
This will all be uploaded soon.
:iconizzatakiwa: has finished his sketches on the planet’s solar system and is currently working on Mihro’s IC journal and a few sketches. For those of you who were not on Chatzy today, the world itself is known as Ô, the Peshinooti’s country of origin is Kanlezhoy, and the island is (duh) Mi’Zhika. I seriously hope I will be able to edit everything one last time before I leave so that I may send :iconizzatakiwa: the timeline so we can discuss it on Chatzy later on and get to add decent dates.

In the meantime, Shorah! I gotta get some sleep here… ><

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Easter Egg?

My brother and I have been discussing the possibility for Mi’Zhika to have an “easter egg” for a while now, but only got to its actual conception now. Originally, my brother thought it would be cool to have an easter egg for players to look for and decided we should have another puzzle that would open an extra cave or something. However, I forgot which one of us eventually decided not to have it in an extra cave, but to have it in the coridoor that led to the most important cave in the end instead.  It was I, in the end, who suggested that this easter egg be a type of “cameo”, since my brother thought it would be cool to make a “funny fresco”. The fresco could have been anything, really, and honestly, I have forgotten what our ideas used to be back then, but the cameo eventually sounded like it could be fun, as long as the people represented on there would not be recogniseable- at least not explicitely.

I have not spoken of this to the other team members yet since I don’t want them to freak out and instantly veto it (I already know some who would do that before letting us explain the idea). I still don’t know how to suggest it, but I think I will wait until all of the guidelines have been read and illustrated and that the walkthrough has finally been typed up.

The idea was to have the team members represented as unkown characters from places where the Ghortahnti would have lived at one point. In this sense, writers would carry books while Luna, our 3D rendering artist, for instance, could hold compasses or something like that. The point was to have everyone chosing what they wanted their representation to look like (it would not necessarily have to look like their real, offline selves!) and wear, and have them pose like exotic rulers that would have blended with the other frescoes in the room.  However, I have a feeling most of them will oppose.

If this is the case, then we will probably have to think of another type of easter egg, though the point of an easter egg is to be different from most puzzles in the game and to be surprising. In fact, some easter eggs remain unknown in a lot of games…

Recent updates

Time to list some updates for the project!

First, we created a group on DeviantArt right here: http://mizhika.deviantart.com/

Then, I updated the Gmail account with LT; I added guidelines for concept art, she actually made some concept art 🙂

Other than that, I recently found the Ghortahnti alphabet, which I had lost, and will have to learn it in order to write it better and show the team members some examples. I hope that in the end, we will be able to create a free font to use for the final PDF documents. In the meantime, I will have to learn to use the alphabet in case we can’t so that the documents don’t look sloppy if scanned and written by hand. I might even practise it more often if I use it in my diary ^^

Other than that, I will soon post condensed, public versions of the documents uploaded on the team’s Gmail account for everyone to see what the project will be about. These pages will then be replicated on the official site later on, once we get actual illustrations for each article.

I am still working on the timeline at the moment considering it may be cut up in different sections and requires dates using regular Gregorian, D’ni, and Peshinooti calendars. This means I’ll have to ask for some help since there are complicated ways to calculate each date in comparison with the Gregorian calendar.

That’s it for now, but there may also be a future update concerning texts. I have indeed found an old alphabet for a culture which Age that will never be created. This means I may edit the current Ghortahnti alphabet.