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Anvil of Dawn by Bisart Anvil of Dawn by Bisart
Anvil of Dawn - Commission IG Magasine (Ankama)
Anvil of Dawn is a 1995 fantasy role-playing video game developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by New World Computing. In 1996, Computer Gaming World named it as their roleplaying game of the year.

The game was released 1995 for MS-DOS and was one of the last of the classical DOS RPGs with blockstep movements and semi-3D environment. The game presents a real-time, three dimensional view from the character's perspective. It was released on CD and features fully spoken dialogue and several pre-rendered cutscenes. The player controls only one character throughout the game, which is chosen at the beginning from 5 different heroes. The other characters can then be met in the game also trying to fulfill the quest. The game is mostly action oriented but also contains some puzzles. There are no experience points as the character gets better through using his abilities and spells. It also features several different endings.

The game plays in the world of Tempest. The civilization had been overrun by an evil warlord and the last castle of the good is under siege. The player's character is then teleported in the already occupied and devastated land, where he strives to fulfill his quest to defeat the warlord and his minions.
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DarkArtistKaiser Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Id love it if this game got rereleased or a sequel made of it. I watched Kikoskias lets play of it.
last305 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This is one of my favorite classics, I re-bought it today after 15 years. I then searched for fan art. Thank you very much for this. This really was and still is a cornerstone of my experiences as a gamer.
Bisart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really glad you enjoyed this image as well as the game. Thanks for compliment!
Epulson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really wish it wasn't so small, and watermarked. But what I can see - is simply amazing. It's heart-warming that anyone actually remember this precious game.

You mimicked characters very well, but with addition of cartoony feeling (especially that little, magic-imbused guy, with highest mana regeneration rate and orcish scout). Great job.
Bisart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. When this illustration will be published(january - IG Mag 24 - Ankama) I will erase watermak. And thanks; I never played the game by the way, so I'm glad I did a good transcription of the game's feeling.
LittleTamarin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it and love the game :D
Bisart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LittleTamarin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
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