Sade hasn’t been idle since her last project, which brought us the iRPG app. Based on the principle of the well known Hero Generator, Sade comes up with a less cartoonish hero-portrait-generator called the ePIC Generator. The idea is to simply select items to equip your character from the picture pool Sade has created. Items and equipment can be assigned to the following parts:
- full sets
- misc category 1 (wings, etc)
- misc category 2 (belt bag, scrolls, etc)
- misc category 3 (tiara, horns, halo, etc)
- left hand
- right hand
Backgrounds, companions, like animals and creatures, as well as frames can be added too.
Sade told me that the generator will be available as a downloadable PC program and an Android and iOS version will be released too. The program will come in a free (limited) and a paid version. The first version will contain human male and human female base bodies. The second version will come with some more add-ons for humans and dwarf male and dwarf female base bodies (maybe those will already be included in the first release).
The following pictures give you an impression of how the interface (Sade: “UI will look completely different in the final version”) and what the result of your hero could look like:
At this point of the project, Sade has already created a lot of equipment pictures to choose from (like human female top wardrobe pictures), but the program itself is not available yet. I read sth. about the hope of a release at July.
However, if you want to know more about the ePIC Generator or give some feedback, head over to http://herogenerator.blogspot.com, where SaDe regularly posts example heroes and informs about the status of the project.
Sade is also running polls on the Facebook page of the ePIC Generator to find out what you want to see in the upcoming generator. So don’t hesitate to send her your suggestions about special items or anything else you want to see in the final program.
I will update this article as soon as the beta test or a RC phase starts.
Update April 14th 2013
Sade initiated a project on indiegogo.com where you can support and help to fund the ePIC Generator.