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The Endless Forest: Second Decade crowdsourcing campaign is starting soon!

Deer players,

We hope you're getting excited for Halloween in the Forest! Because this year will be special!

Next week we intend to launch a crowdsourcing campaign for The Endless Forest on IndieGogo. The purpose of the campaign is to collect the necessary funding for a complete (and faithful) remake of the game in a new contemporary engine. As you may know, the current technology behind the game doesn't allow for much expansion and even severely limits the amount of players that can be active at any time. This has also been the reason why we can't do much Abiogenesis anymore.

But if the crowdsourcing campaign is successful, all of that is coming back. And more!

To convince people to co-fund the project, we want to enlist your help!

First of all, if you have a moment and you feel like it, please make a short video of yourself saying something about The Endless Forest (5-20 seconds). It can be very general, very specific or very personal. Just something you want to share about your feelings and experiences with the game. We will select as many as we can fit to be featured on the campaign page. You can use whatever technology you have: a phone or webcam recording is just fine. Try to shoot in 720p resolution horizontal, if possible.
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Hellsbells' commission.
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Twin God

© Art by Vibeness

Inspired by EyaPL

I hope I could do the idea justice. Though I had fun putting my own spin to it :]

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The Return of Fluffbutt

Drew myself a Silas
I am so rusty on drawing deer
the legs are screwed up hehe

Detail shots below


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For M&A and the whole community,

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Rattle me

Gift for a friend of mine.
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request dump [image heavy]

HB's Milagros.

Wake's Rota.

Pandora's 'Nose'.

boss battle Keepiru's Antares.

Remember those requests I said I'd finish? Here they are. Hope you guys like 'em. Drag the image to the address bar for a bigger view.
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No development grant for Phase Four

Our request for a grant to develop Phase Four of The endless Forest (or The endless Forest II as we are starting to call it) was denied by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. As you may be aware, any major expansion of the game at this point requires remaking the underlying software in a new engine. The VAF have a rule against creating remakes that they invoked to reject our request. We tried to explain that the purpose is to expand the game and that remaking it is simply a technical necessity to be enable this. But to no avail.

But we have not given up, and are planning to run a crowd sourcing campaign to gather the necessary funds. As we are moving towards a completely non-profit status, however, we will need to wait a bit before we do that, for fiscal reasons. We're hoping to run the fund-raising campaign in Summer or Fall of 2016.

In the mean time our gratitude goes out to those of you who generously contribute to the maintenance of the game's server thanks to which you can all enjoy playing together. Please consider joining them.

Best wishes for the holidays and the new year!

See you in the Forest!

Michaël & Auriea.

Gore warning;

(slightly belated) Halloween collab between me and Niriya. (:
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precious deer;; (updated)

Always doodling deer. I liked this spread so I thought I'd share; and I'm always looking for an excuse to post here heh. u_u'
I can't get the music player to work :I So here have some soft music.

edit: I drew some more today. I went to see some Red Deer near where I live, in the Peak District!! I needed binoculars to see them but they were incredible, and you could hear them rutting rather loudly. : D
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