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July 2019

 

Hello, everyone! It's been a while since you've heard from us. We've been really busy working behind-the-scenes to bring you Figment, and we're excited to say that we're planning to launch alpha in mid-to-late July!

In this update, I'd like to take some time to cover some features of gameplay and lore. And then I'll show you some new art. 😉

But first...

What is Figment?

Figment is a lore-heavy mishmash of a lot of funky-cool ideas, focusing neither on Human Avatar or Pet, but trying to find a balance between the two. There will be questing, exploring, crafting, and expanding the overarching storyline based on decisions made by the playerbase.

Here's a peek at our landing page.

 

LORE

Fanterra

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(WIP globe)

Welcome to the world of Fanterra, a planet blessed with latent magical energies, where all of your wildest dreams can come true.

The starting land, known as Imagine Nation, will be a tutorial town. A very folksy little place, forests and cottages, but filled to the brim with travelers from all over. Very bright and colorful.

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(WIP town)

Erabarrow is the second town users will be discovering, and is very much like a walk through time. Each NPC shop will be themed after the 1920s / Gatsby era, with a twist. Climate would be the most picturesque weather, at the base of a mountain range. Nestled in a cozy forest.

Cross Crest is the third town, based off the idea of Alternate Realities. Would have a lot of neon and inverted colors, almost like a space theme. Could also be a potential hot-spot for magic, thus a town where many fae / dragons gather. Potentially snowy, in a valley surrounded by peaks and shrouded from the world.

Those are the three towns slated for Alpha/Beta, but there are other town concepts yet to be revealed for full launch!

Magic

Referred to as Dawn and Dusk. No magic is truly ‘’good’’ nor ‘’evil’’, but is dependent on where the user draws their magic from.

A third, more powerful type of magic is known as Eclipse, a mix of the two schools and only achievable through bonds of the purest friendship. This does not have to be limited to users / pets, but could be shown through relationship building between NPCs. There are leylines running deep beneath Fanterra’s crust, which is the source of all magic on the planet. Because of this, all species have the potential to perform magic, but dragon magic is the most powerful.

Fae

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Fae are, like dragons, beings made of magic. And although they are weaker than dragons, they are more numerous.

The Fae are separated in two royal courts representing Dawn and Dusk, each wielding its correspondent magic. Both have a royal lineage currently represented by queens, and they are near always in some sort of conflict, be it all-out war, be it more subtle.

Each court is associated with what's called a "Deity Dragon".

The Aurora Court is led by the Dawn Queen, short and chubby, androgynous but masculine-leaning.

The Eventide Court is led by the Dusk Queen, tall and lithe, androgynous but feminine-leaning.

Dragons

Fanterra is their planet. High-tier magical beings, outranking Fae. Although not every dragon is attuned or even in control of these powers. Like Fae, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Dependent on location and what sort of magic is present there.

Snow -- Heavily feathered/furred. Medium.

Desert -- Scaled. Large.

Jungle -- Feathers are more vibrant. Small/Medium.

Mountainous -- Feathered or scaled. Enormous.

 

FEATURES

Pets

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The starting pet options are a cat or a dog. Offered in "natural" colors, like Dalmatian, Calico, Red Merle, Black & White, etc.

When you first join the site, you have the option to choose your “starter pets.” You may choose up to 2 pets; cat and dog, cat and cat, or dog and dog. You may not choose the fur type or breed of your new pet/s. Instead, once you make your species choice, the site will pull a premade pet from the starter-pet database. The specific pet (or pets) the players get is completely random, and some of the randomized starter pet “coats” are rarer than others.

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These starter pets will be only pets on-site that multiple players can have copies of. The rest of the pets on the site are 100% one-of-a-kind and individually hand-colored by a site artist. Ways to obtain pets include roleplay / explore events and contests. For premium currency ("Wisps") you may also get custom pets, where you submit a prompt and a site artist designs your new pet for you; or, you can breed your pets to receive offspring designed to look like a mishmash of the parents.

Critters

A pet for your pet, often found via dreaming (a random event). The type of dream your pet had (daydream / nightmare / etc.) would reflect in the type of critter they get. Some critters can also be found through adventure, through eggs, or given out as quest rewards. Each Critter is made up of a mix of two species from Earth.

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Other Features

  • Adventuring system
  • Quests
  • Crafting
  • Professions
  • Breeding
  • Human Avatars
  • Collectible Forum Vistas
  • Shops & Galleries
  • Alchemy
  • Library / Readable Books
  • Weather
  • Pedigrees
  • Customs
  • Stud Service
  • Pet accessories
  • Monthly events

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How you can help support our development

For those who don't know, Patreon is a subscription-based platform that allows fans to monetarily support creators and their visions in exchange for cool benefits. For us, Figment is a passion project, and every contribution - regardless of amount - helps us add extra perks and artwork to the game. Consider supporting us here.

Moving forward, we are making changes to the Patreon tiers so that you can get even more cool perks, without having to pay more!

Changes to the following tiers:

$10:

  • Supporter forum vista
  • Entry to monthly raffle for a custom pet
  • Alpha key
  • Alpha ribbon
  • Fennec-fox-hummingbird Critter Paint of the month
  • AND (NEW), (1) you may request a copy of any non-Patreon-exclusive Critter; provide a color palette / photo to inspire a site artist to color you a new Paint! OR (2) you may request a pet with natural patterns be colored for you, to be distributed among the site starter pets.

$50 (now $40!):

  • Pick a breed of cat or dog (ie: Pitbull, Bengal, Husky, etc.) that you'd like to see on the site, and we'll make it! We'll even give you a custom copy, colored to your specifications.
  • Creator forum vista

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That's it! I will leave you with some more pretty art. 😉 Thanks, everyone! :) 

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Some concept art!:

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This seems really promising. The art is very good and the lore seems well thought-out.

It seems like if every pet is unique and hand-colored, that might be a lot of pets you have to create, so I am a little nervous about how that will be sustained. But, maybe I'm worrying too much. There are a lot of promising ideas here. Best of luck with this project.

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