A word from the Illustrator
I am Heikki, the illustrator behind the centerpiece artwork - the game map itself. I wanted to create a strong visual narrative via art that is easily approachable, yet atmospheric and thought-invoking. I wanted to bring light to a forgotten world. The game revolves around the concept of traversing through the mythical landscapes of Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. My goal was to build a vision of that domain.
Kalevala is a collection of tales and myths, where heroes come to life, villains are scheming out of some capricious intent and legendary creatures dwell in places lost to the knowledge of man. To me, Kalevala depicts the tip of the iceberg - a sort of a gateway into a world of Finnish mythology, face given to a multitude of fabled stories that have survived across the ages. Kalevala - and as a proxy, our game - brings some of the ancient stories to life and sheds light onto the myth. Hopefully it incites an interest towards Finnish mythology and history in all those, who manage to get their hands on it!