The First Annual Talent Show

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  1. Andy P XIII

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    Namaste, friends!

    Following our release of the Romans and our announcement of the Indians, excitement about future content may be at an all time high.

    Recently some players on our discord server asked if I would host a contest for players to share various artwork and other ideas they have for various parts of the game.

    But rather than have a contest with rules and winners and strange expectations, I would prefer that we instead treat this more like a talent show. So anyone out there who is inclined to make things can feel welcome to share without any sense of competition.

    Everyone is welcome to share anything at all. So whether you make artwork, 3d models, quests, music, vocals, written things, or something totally different, please feel free to share. Though we developers always have more ideas than time to see them through, it's always fun to celebrate ideas! Ars gratia artis!

    To get things started, I will post a few early submissions.

    Dhanyavādāḥ!
    Andy
     
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    First up is the illustrious and praiseworthy, Raider, whom we recently stole away and added to our development team. When he isn't making Indian artwork, he seems to dabble in other distant lands,

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    Next up is Dynastic Planet, who has been working on 3d modeling in Blender.

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    YEEEES! Yamato civ confirmed! I knew it!
     
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    Concept Art Minor civs.png

    First batch of rough sketches.
    Enemies of Rome.
     
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    What an exellent idea. I don't any skills in that direction, but I think it's a very neat idea. Makes this feel more like a community than anything else.
     
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    This doesn't qualify as an idea (does it have to? I don't know) but I drew this Indian-inspired joke unit doodle a few weeks ago. I vaguely plan on trying to make a 3D model of it for the hell of it but depending on how long this talent show stays open that might be next year's submission, ha.



    I also wrote/recorded a tiny bit of music on guitar. It's more of a simple stripped-down music theory exercise than a song, really, playing around a bit with the Age of Empires main theme and then transposing it from the normal minor to the eastern-sounding double harmonic scale.
    This is a nod to the Indian Bhairav Raga, said to be one of the most ancient melodic frameworks in Indian music. The double harmonic scale is its closest equivalent on a western instrument.
    It's just a little nod/tribute to Project Celeste going to India, whipped up in 15 minutes, nothing fancy :)
    Listening to it now I do notice I got a background choir of birds going on haha

     
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    @Natsata thats great artwork. Your quest giver looks really good!
     
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    :Some concept art for the competition:triumph: chinese.jpg
     
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    Illustration and some inital ideas for chinese civ DHChinaC00.jpg
     
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    These infantrymen. Where are they from?
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    Hmm, they look homeless, better start building them a place to live.


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    the left guy looks like a fish and the right one like ace
     
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    That building gives me Mesopotamian vibes, not bad!
     
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    Hmmm, getting some wrong guesses on Discord. Perhaps another hint?

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