Introduction to Gresynu


So I’ve just started this site up, and the driving force behind that was having somewhere to post updates on a little indie game I’m developing.

So here goes! First I’ll take some time to give a brief intro to the game.

Gresynu means to regret in Welsh. The game follows Gofannon, a secondary figure from the Welsh Mythological prose Y Mabinogi. Gofannon is believed to have been a smith-god of the Celtic Welsh, but made it over into the Christianised tales as a magical smith mentioned in brief only twice.

Perhaps the most significant reference is when it is said that Dylan Ail Don, a miraculous child born from Arianrhod, grew to be a fine young man, who was at home with the sea and waves, but was tragically struck down by his uncle Gofannon. All that is known about this is that it seems Gofannon didn’t recognise Dylan at the time.

That then, is where the story of the game will fill in the blanks. Through the game I will attempt to tell my own imagination of what might have gone on leading up to, and following this kinslaying between two Celtic gods.

That’s all for now anyway. I’ll be back soon with a post showing some of the early development milestones, although I’m just starting out with Unreal Engine so progress might be a bit slow to begin with.

Hwyl fawr and see you then.

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