As some of you know, the World of Depleted never sleeps and it’s been the home for a number of new projects, including the Gray Eyes of Death novel. Now it branches out into a game that shows players of all ages how powerful nature can be in the vacuum of man!
The brainchild of MicroFilmmaker Designs, Wild Wars is a game that pits surviving generals against one another through an army of animals they’ve each helped train in the time after The Fall. The reward is a new place to survive in and all the animals and abilities are based on real world animals and science. While the beginner game has the player act as the general, in the advanced game, General cards represent the player and provide special abilities to the armies they command.
While the game is designed for all ages, fans of Depleted will find hidden generals they’ll recognize like: Gavin Hesterdale, Croc Graham, and Jenna Whitmore!
If there is a real world character that’s most like Depleted’s Gavin Hesterdale, it would have to be Hawaii’s own Bill Kennedy, who’s better known to his fans as “Megaton.” Megaton began collecting information about the end of mankind a number of years ago, starting by reposting podcasts on the subject on his own blog and then expanded to multiple boards and sites based on the notions of the apocalypse. While not exclusive to more scientific apocalypses like the one Depleted is based on (zombie rises and other apocalypses are openly discussed here, as well), there is no question that Megaton has come to be recognized as one of the experts on the subject of end of the world matters. As such, he was one of an exclusive group chosen to sign an NDA with Viking Productions to offer expert advice on certain elements of Depleted. With that said, WoD founder, Jeremy Hanke, was happy to explain that they want to make sure the World of Depleted is as based on real world possibilities as possible.
Due to his expertise, William will become only the second person to have a World of Depleted character based directly on him. While the WoD team at Viking wouldn’t comment on what all the Megaton character will do in this world, it’s clear that there is a strong connection between he and Gavin Hesterdale. Hesterdale’s journal has already begun reflecting the interaction between the two men and Hesterdale has been spotted searching for more clues about the “Catacode” on Megaton’s Official “Post-Apocalyptic Forum.”
When asked for more information, Megaton stated that he is planning on creating an audio recording which will be submitted for Canon status in the near future!
The folks at Depleted have been burning the midnight oil on new updates for our viewing excitement:
While we’re still waiting to see how many fans snapped pictures of Sheri’s secret QR code today and are going to share them, we have gotten a new update from Depleted’s creators about the new ARG video. According to them, the new video content will introduce a new character from the overarching world (which will tie into a unique pre-planned storyline). This information comes after earlier information that the video will give insight into some of the more recent Gavin Hesterdale journals.
Additionally, the producers have now confirmed that the ARG video will feature the debut of the first of the songs from the album: “Songs From The Fall: Inspirations for Depleted, Vol. 1″ Creators tell us they will announce the band and song title after fans have gotten a chance to view the video itself. (As a special bonus, the first 10 fans who see the video and email the producers about it at their special contact page, will receive an MP3 of the song.)
While folks are waiting to get a chance to see the new Gavin video, the most recent Gavin Hesterdale Journal gives massive insight into some of the pressing questions about the past of Gavin Hesterdale, his pupil Jenna, and the mysterious Ryan!
Finally, there is more news about the Depleted Gear section. Creators had originally considered the idea of having two different vendors for products, with a more basic line of products and a more deluxe line of products. However, they’ve abandoned that plan after finding that their preferred merchandise company had far more competitive prices than the more basic company they’d originally considered. As such, fans will be able to go to one location and have numerous options for apparel, merchandise, and gear at almost any price point they desire. (Plus, there will routinely be new coupons and discounts for fans who sign up on the mailing list!) Additionally, the new Depleted Gearsection has now been installed into the World of Depleted website, so that fans can shop while they’re at the website!
As Gavin tries to untangle the darkest visions to date–figuring out who the mysterious N.I.R. organization is, when the Neo-Palidins will be set loose, and when the attacks before the Fall will occur–he must finally come face to face with the darkness of his own life. Only as he reaches into the splintered remnants of his past will he be able to have a chance to improve the future!
Gavin Hesterdale may have discovered a way to pool resources he never knew he had as an ancient prophecy helps him come one step closer to figuring out the timeline to the end of the world! However, now he needs your help! Check out the newest update in the Journal to find out how you can help Gavin and how you can interact with him directly!
The brilliant Gavin Hesterdale was the investigative journalist who trained Jenna Whitmore. A year before the Fall, Gavin had a religious experience and started having prophetic visions of the future. He spoke of a “lawless apocalypse” and a future cataclysm that would rend man to his very foundations. Unfortunately, no one would listen to him. Cut off from the rest of humanity, he became a hermit who lives in the wilderness, attempting to master the ways to survive.
His journal gives insight into the things he knew were coming and the information that can help you survive the reality of the Fall. The ink and chalk drawings from his dreams, give a chilling look at what is to come!
The secret of Jenna’s enigmatic mentor, Gavin Hesterdale, and his amazing predictions of the Fall will begin to be revealed starting on Monday, July 19th. Only by knowing how it all began, can you hope to survive the way it will end!