Tiqwah in B&W

Tiqwah in B&W

Not a whole lot of news today. Just trying out different Clip Studio Paint techniques and sketching Tiqwah Tawit in black and white. I’m not sure yet how much time black and white inking and tones save compared to the color vector stuff I’ve done with Animate, but I’m guessing it will save at least one-third the time.

While making Tiqwah, I might as well create some tentative stats for her:

Tiqwah Tawit (aka Tiqṿah Taṿit)

Shoresh: תוי
Kind: Ben Adam
Affiliation: Holy Tongue Society
Part: Determiner (Article)
Size: Medium
Liability Points:
14
Stats: DOM: 2 VIG: 1 GRA: 1 CRE: 2 WIS: 3 PEA: 3 BLE: 2
Skills:
Leadership: +1, Ranged Weapons +1
Equipment:
Abilities:

 

In the meantime, I’ve also been fleshing out the command structure for the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement for the Milhamah RPG. Keep following for more news ahead!

‘Milhamah’ launches first video game demo

Get your game on, and prepare to fight a global censorship empire to save the future of free speech in action-arcade style!

Aksanyah Studios, a metro Detroit-based media and entertainment publisher, today released its first playable “Milhamah: Fighting Words” video game demo.

Aksanyah invites gamers, streamers and more to test the demo’s play mechanics, follow “Milhamah” on social media, donate to the project and watch the game grow.

Plot

“Milhamah,” which follows the 2018 indie comic series, is set in a world where the linguistic parts of speech become living warriors. The plot is loosely tied to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible’s Tower of Babel story:

“The Bavel Macrostructure promised an era of peace with ‘one language, few words.’ But its decadent dictator, Beli Ya’al, strangles speech and curates a consensus of lies.

“Bavel’s empire seeks to control the 22 letters that formed the universe — so its broadcast tower can brainwash the world. Only the sentient parts of speech, Shem ‘Etzem and his Holy Tongue Society, stand in the way. They’re using the ancient alphabet to fight Bavel’s brainless Guf soldiers. 

“‘Milhamah’ means war. It’s a biblical apocalypse for the freedom to tell the truth!” 

Fight Bavel's Guf soldiers.

Gameplay

The “Milhamah” demo, created through the Godot game engine, lets players try out the basic combat system. Move around your character, Shem ‘Etzem, and attack enemy Guf soldiers with punches or bone shards. Defeat them for points and healing Medicinal Eye Bandages. Stay alive as long as possible and earn a high score, but beware: The enemies also grow stronger over time!

Aksanyah plans to upgrade the demo every few weeks into a full-fledged game with lots of new features. In the next three months, the game’s development will focus on a dynamic inventory system plus new enemies, weapons, abilities, battlefields and items, including the 22 Hebrew letters.

Get involved

Dodge enemy bullets

Play the game by clicking the “Video Game” link on this site’s top menu, which connects to itch.io. If you like the game, please donate to our project over there. It will help us release faster updates. Also, spread the word on social media, and tell your gamer friends about it!

Keep updated on “Milhamah” news via the following websites and social media:

  • Milhamah.com
  • @MilhamahSeries: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Parler
  • @Milhamah: YouTube, Niconico

Game credits

Publisher: Aksanyah Studios
Music: Threadborn

Medicinal Eye Bandage

The Medicinal Eye Bandage is  a healing item.

Behold the Medicinal Eye Bandage!

This bandage is based on the רפא shoresh root and family, which largely deals with healing. In the “Milhamah” video game, your wounded warriors may pick up this poultice dressing full of glinus leaves. The item then heals heroes who apply it to their head or eyes.

A few days ago I finished a sprite animation for this item, and the game demo is shaping up nicely. My recorded video footage of designing it will go in an upcoming devlog.

Hiatus Helmet

The Hiatus Helmet stops enemies in their tracks.

The hiatus helmet is a piece of Holy Tongue Society headgear that stops enemies in their tracks. The goblet-shaped helmet has a satellite dish that collects info of a target’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, an octagonal radioactive gem fuels an attached optical cannon, which fires an immobilizing stun ray.

The Society uses this equipment for delicate missions involving break-ins, infiltration and captures, though it’s handy for frontal assaults too. The gear is based on the קבע shoresh root and its broader family, dealing with helmets, chalices, immobilization and attachments.

This is a more recent video game screenshot

In other news, “Milhamah” video game progress is progressing strongly. The goal is to get to work on a devlog video this weekend and release the first demo in the next two weeks. I hope to make the game both in English and Japanese, so here is a Japanese “Milhamah: Fighting Words” logo that I recently did!

Milhamah: Fighting Words in Japanese

 

Fission Heels

'Aravah 'Ivrit models some fission heels.

Fission heels bring a radiance to every every fighting woman’s wardrobe among the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement, as the revolutionary founder ‘Aravah ‘Ivrit knows all too well!

Powered by their own micronuclear reactors, these high-heel boots offer more than fallout fashion. They lock a homing tracking signal onto any target they kick, making it near impossible to escape their radioactive soles. Meanwhile, axe spurs in the back are sharp enough to cleave hardwood boards in half.

Look forward to equipping the fission heels in the upcoming “Milhamah: Fighting Words” RPG!