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The Endless Forest: Second Decade crowdsourcing campaign is live!

We are live!

Please share the link as far and wide as you can: https://igg.me/at/theendlessforest
Feel free to use the image above, or make your own.

Do let us know any comments or suggestions! This campaign runs over 30 days, so there's plenty of time to tweak and add.

PS: we're still accepting video, audio & text (see previous post)

Update 1 (2 November)
Update 2 (15 November)
Update 3 (18 November): 3D prints!
Update 4 (21 November): new perks!
Update 5: Lina!
Update 6: Campaign extended to 27 December!
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Seven Days left: new Perks!

To encourage new contributions in the remaining seven days of the IndieGogo campaign, we have added three perks.

Forest Believer

Everyone who contributes 300 Euros or more will get access in the game to the beautiful golden pelt that so far has only been worn by the divine deer orchestrating the Abiogenesis festivals.

Forest Magician

If you contribute 500 Euros or more to the campaign, we will create a pelt, mask or set of antlers in collaboration with you. When ready, this little bit of your magic will be added to the game for all players to enjoy. We will contact you after the campaign to discuss your preferences.

Forest Patron

For 1000 Euros, you get access to a colored 3D print of your own deer avatar with your chosen pelt, antlers and mask. The model will be created to your specifications by us especially for 3D printing (many of the in-game models are not suitable for 3D printing yet). We will send you a private link to Shapeways where you can have the model printed and shipped to you (at a cost between 60 and 80 Euros for a figurine of about 6 inches (15 centimeter), depending on the actual model).
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Valentine set

You might have seen this one in the Forest years ago, when we introduced the Mardi Gras sets. We have kept it to ourselves all this time because it is so special: it was designed for two deer standing together facing each other. This one, too, was inspired by concept art by Lina Kusaite.

The Forest Lover perk on IndieGogo give access to this set.
Please support the Second Decade of The Endless Forest!
Auriea and I are more eager than ever to work on the game. Make it happen!
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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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(click, full res)

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.
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