The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is hot off the presses and contains interesting information about what the team has been working on over the past week. Of particular note is the addition of an all-new female avatar to the game and the design notes behind its creation.
With this update, the idea was to take what we had, and without completely changing the aesthetic, remake the art in a way that improves the quality but doesn’t completely change the look and feel with which players are already so familiar. Basically, the goal was to keep the female avatar looking as she was before, but with more polish and bit of a push toward an athletic look.
Also, as with the male avatar update, I have to give thanks to Matt Schmitz and Fletcher Kinnear for helping me get this new character working well with animations and all the many equippables.
In addition to the above, the SotA team has expanded with the addition of Mathew "Berek" Anderson. He will be taking on the role of the community manager as a full time employee.
You can read these stories and more on the Shroud of the Avatar site.