My name is Stephen Elder
I am currently working on an RPG demo with the ultimate goal of applying to Kickstarter for funding to complete the project.

The demo's official Facebook page.
Likes and comments very much appreciated.

I am available for commission in drawing sprites, battlers and making tilesets for RPG Maker.

All inquiries at:



+ Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing

+ Capable, part-time artist
(pencil sketching, watercolour, digital art, pixel art)

+ Self taught in Photoshop Elements 10 and G.I.M.P 2.0
(and, by proxy, MS Paint..)

+ General understanding of programming principles
(self taught the basics of C++ - made a functioning calculator and "guess the number" game..)

+ Excellent familiarity with Microsoft Office and general computer skills
(though by no means a qualified or even experienced computer technician, I am as au fait as 8 hours a day at my laptop can get me)

+ 24 years of being distracted by daydreams

+ Professional experience in teamwork and team leading within a civil service post


= Fantasy/ Science Fiction/ New Weird/ Cyberpunk

= World building
(map design, location description and detailing, a fascination for weird architecture and nature's more bizarre creations)

= Story writing
(short stories, concept outlines, character descriptions and bios, weapons, vehicles, items, romances, plot structures, rivalries, dreamscapes, lore, armours, magic systems)

= Video Game design
(script, character design, original concept, level design and layout - generally all creative elements)

= Tabletop RPGs
(avid Dungeons and Dragons DM, currently working on the lore and game mechanics for an original tabletop RPG with another writer and an artist. So far it's just a hobby, but serious thought and efforts are planned.)

= Modding
(specifically an old Sierra game called "Empire Earth", I redesign the game textures (.SST, .TGA) and swap model files (.CEM) for my own designs)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Erias Line: SAVE POINTS!

   I spent the day working on some of the demo's sundries, with these animated diskette save points as the crowning achievement. The Verdamm Save Point (left) is free to use but the Solis Save Point (right) charges the player for "Save Coupons" before it can be used. A tough choice when it's your only option?


   The use of the the 3 1/2" floppy disk as the standard "save game" icon might be a bit obvious, but it wasn't an element I wanted to devote too much time to. And besides, its presence in the game serves as a pleasing homage to my first ever gaming love;

         A grinding, moaning Commodore Amiga 600. A mistress with whom I spent many hours ensconced on a bed of floppy disks.....

 "Put it in me," the crude ol' hussy motions, "And you'll thoroughly enjoy what happens."


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