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The Past

The story of Evoland 2 will take you through (mainly) 3 different time periods, each with its own historical setting and art style. Today we’ll have a look at the past, which is visually inspired by the good old NES era (with some more modern twists).

Our goal for the past is to create an ambivalent world where there is no clear bad or good guys. We’ve written a story in a war-torn world where every character has his own ambitions and the definition of good or bad is really a question of perspective.

You will embark in a series of events related to the war between the Empire and the Demons, that will have a very deep impact on the evolution of the world and the other eras (we’ll cover these in other posts).

We use these events to tell a story that you can piece together in different ways. For example you will be able to witness an event directly in the past or find a record of them in the present or future, and more often than not, doing both will be the only way to have a clear perspective of what is really happening.

For a more literary description of the period, we’ll leave it to fabled scholar Sagamundus the Young (from the introduction of his bestseller The Dominion War: Cultural and Political Impact on Agrarian Urbanism):

Nobody knows who really started the war, but the world became a dangerous place, forcing people to hide in villages and cities while armies and bandits roamed the land.

Arthus, the king of the demons, struggled to maintain unity within a fledging demon army, following rumors of the powerful magical weapon built by the Empire. He needed to rally his troops and hope for a victorious last stand.

The Emperor seemed to be slowly winning the war, but the High Priest of the Magi clearly had a hidden agenda, as did professor Giro, the strange and reclusive man behind the development of the Weapon.

With so many factions vying for power within the Empire itself, it was impossible at the time to know who would truly emerge victorious…


A few screenshots showing the different art style for past, present and future, as well as some of the gameplay genres you’ll encounter in the game (here, turn based tactical combat, platformer and shoot’em up). Most of them can be found in all time periods with their art style updated to fit each period.

The devblog is aliiiive ! 

I’m making all the NES-style pixel graphics (on the left) on this project.
Make sure to follow us , more cool stuff coming ! :)

Hey, are you open to commissions at the moment?

Asked by akinva

Hi ! Sorry, commissions are closed at the moment !
I’ll reopen them when I have more free time to take new ones :)

I finally translated this comic ! I hope I didn’t make too many mistakes , tell me if you see anything weird ! ^^;

This comic was for a contest. I didn’t win (not so surprising as it’s way too blue and sometimes hard to read), but it was a good challenge ! 

You can read the french version here.

Today’s crappy mech sketch is from a figure of Makoto Kobayashi’s Hyper Dunc !

It doesn’t do justice to its awesome design, there are errors everywhere and it took way too long to draw ,but it was fun ! 

How old are you? Are you out of college?

Asked by Anonymous

Hi anon ! I’m 22, and I graduated from animation school last year. 

Hello digital artists , I’d like to ask you a little something !

I have to change my old little A6 pen tablet for a bigger one , but I’m quite indecisive about whether buying a regular A3 pen tablet (like an Intuos), or invest in a Cintiq. 

I briefly had the occasion to test a Cintiq once, but not enough time to know if it really worths it compared to an ordinary tablet for computer drawing (for Photoshop or hand drawn animation especially) .
What are your feelings about Cintiq VS classic pen tablets , and what tablet model would you recommend ?

Thanks for your advices ! :)

My last little pixel commission for Darrell Drake, a cute and crazy girl named Merill, from his book Everautumn! She was a lot of fun to draw !


Note :

I decided to close commissions definitely (or at least for a long time). I apologize to the people who asked me for commissions, but since I started my new job I really lack free time to take new ones …

For the last commissions I accepted , they’ll be done nonetheless ! :) 

Also I forgot to tell, I started my (first!) new job as a pixel artist at Shiro a few time ago and it’s a lot of fun ! This is the little pixel test I made when I applied . 

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