Development Update with Animal Husbandry and Py'Rai Reveal

Development Update with Animal Husbandry and Py'Rai Reveal

February 26, 2022
Development Update with Animal Husbandry and Py'Rai Reveal

On Friday, February 25, 2022, we broadcasted our Ashes of Creation February Development Update live on Twitch with our Creative Director, Steven Sharif, and our Community Marketing Lead, Margaret Krohn. Viewers got to see the Py'Rai for the FIRST time, and the new updated Kaelar female models! The Py'Rai are woodland elves who believe all things come to balance in time, and nature will always have her way. Their connection with nature can be seen visibly in their skin texture, and the large antlers sprouting from their heads - a unique feature to the Py'Rai.

Beyond the reveal of a new race and updated model, we had our Executive Producer, Bryan Langford, join us to talk about why production is important in games, and how he got his start in the industry. As always, our character and environment art teams shared more beautiful creatures, costumes, props, and node concepts for the Py'Rai and Ren'Kai. Plus, we discussed what our design and engineering teams have been working on with a deeper dive into the animal husbandry system.

Reminder that Ashes of Creation is an open and transparent development project. As such, you will see work-in-progress art, systems, and mechanics. Leave us your thoughts on our progress in the video comments!


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 3:19 Reminders
  • 06:22 Studio Update
  • 10:51 Production
  • 20:07 Design & Engineering Update
  • 40:14 Environment Art Update
  • 49:41 Character Art Update
  • 1:03:23 Q&A - Didn't hear your question in our Q&A? Check to see if it was answered over on our forums: click here.

We can't wait to hear all of your glorious feedback on the Py'Rai and Kaelar females! We appreciate your continued support during our development journey! If you haven't already, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so you can keep up with our progress. We're also active daily on our Discord, and Forums!

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