Fire Emblem Hiraeth: The Empyrean Prophecy

#1

Hello, I am Zoisite. This is my first proper post on FEU, but nevertheless I would
like to share a demo of a hack that my small team and I have been working on.

This is Fire Emblem Hiraeth.

It is a story of love, trust, betrayal,
death, and, above all, home.

Halcyon and Mako are the twin children of the New Kytheran royal family, a
line that only produced one heir for over a thousand years. Fitting the
description of those said to fulfill the Empyrean Prophecy and restore the
legendary city of Aether, Halcyon and Mako are moved by destiny and
society alike to fulfill their responsibilities as Empyrean Children, heirs
to the throne of New Kythera, and human beings.

However, a sudden increase in organized bandit raids from Mastonda,
New Kythera’s neighbor, create chaos and confusion in Halcyon and
Mako’s homeland, as do mysterious forces from Torrance, New
Kythera’s other neighbor, that reinforce these attacks. The blame is
widely placed on Torrance’s highest military leader, Caiaphas, but
the twins suspect there are darker and more twisted motives behind
these attacks than those Caiaphas alone could be involved in.

Motives that involve the Empyrean Prophecy, and what it means for
the entirety of Wider Kythera…

Features

  • A story years in the making, assuming a serious and genuine tone.
  • Balanced difficulty and carefully designed chapters.
  • Multiple chapters with unique objectives and means to complete them.
  • An “Insight” function to give lore-friendly means of explaining new mechanics and secrets.
  • A restructured but fundamentally similar magic triangle that sees the return of wind, fire, and thunder magic while giving light and dark magic a special role in both gameplay and story.

This was created out of my love and passion for storytelling. I pray you all enjoy.

Please note that this is nowhere complete to being finished, and is
just a demo. There are currently four completed chapters, not
counting the prologue.

There are also few roles that need to be filled, as well. Feel
free to contact me through DM’s over the development discord if
you’re interested in helping.

Roles that need filling include portrait making, map making, battle/class
animations, music, and other things I likely forgot about. :sweat_smile:
I’ll also need someone with general art skills to do concept art
as well as draw the world map. If you have a talent and it’s not
listed, feel free to apply anyways. I don’t bite.


UPS download and credits: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9xu2s2mte5lqsbi/Hiraeth_Demo.zip/file

Development discord: https://discord.gg/yXU9uRj

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Portraiters Needed!
#2

Nice title screen - how many chapters is the current release? Looking forward to checking it out.

#3
OwO

what’s this?! :partying_face:
SOMETHING INTERESTING?! sweet :star_struck:

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#4

2020? It’s a hack from the future!

More seriously, looks neat. I don’t play a lot of incomplete hacks/demos but I may give this a shot anyway.

It might help if you posted what roles you’re looking for, too.

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#5

Duly noted. Also, that’s the
estimated complete year.

Note that I’m terrible at judging time.

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#6

you had me at serious and genuine

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#7

seconding pikmin

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#8

Finally, some good content

#9

We’ve already mostly finished Chapter 5, so progress is going great.

Note that I’ll be doing most of my actual updates on the OP
for cleanliness sake, but I’ll put something here after the
release of each “phase” (each phase equating to a quarter of the story).

#10

The story already intrigues me. I’ll be sure to give it a play!

#11

Looks Interesting but Portraits need a little work I think.

#12

Most of the portraits are placeholder right now.

#13

For future reference, the world map is already taken care of, though every other position, we could use more members. Your help and interest is very appreciated regardless. Western%20World

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#14

I love the Rom hack so far, excluding Chapter 1. It may have just been bad rng rolls, but I spent an hour and a half trying to get it recorded.

#15

Thank you for your insight. I assure you that that issue will not repeat itself; we used a sort of fixed style of RNG in this demo, but in future updates the RNG system will be refined.

Also, if you are recording this, I would much appreciate seeing it. MarkyJoe has said that’s a great way to learn more about issues with the project that require fixing.

In other news, our team should have the more polished Phase 1 Demo out by August, which this demo was originally supposed to be out. The next demo will have more refined existing chapters and expand up to Chapter 8, among other things.

#16

Only the Prologue is currently live, but I’ve already finished the demo. My problem as far as Chapter 1 was more my choice of trying to make the female lord (I’m bad with names in Rom Hacks) usable and getting hit by 49%s more than I would like

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#17

Mako is bulkier than she looks, haha.