Thanks to our amazing clients, EECS has grown immensely over the past year! To keep up with that growth, we will be implementing several new policies starting January 1, 2023. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to create clear expectations and give every customer the best possible experience.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us by contracting design work, attending our events, or ordering t-shirts and other print products from us. We are truly grateful for our community and the wonderful projects we’ve been able to take part in – and we look forward to many more!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. These policies are subject to change as we learn and grow; we want to make projects run smoothly for all parties involved.
September 22, 2022 – Carmi, IL – Evil Eye Creative Studio is once again partnering with WRUL/WROY to put on a fundraiser for Pets at Risk! We will be set up right after the Corn Day Pet Parade on Saturday, October 8, 2022, taking photos of your children and pets on a Halloween set. Photos will be $10 will ALL proceeds going to Pets at Risk. We will be at the photo area until 1pm.
Animals must be kept on non-retractable leash. Please be mindful of others while attending. Photography and editing donated by Evil Eye Creative Studio.
September 30, 2019 – Carbondale, IL – Saluki Con 2019 has come to a close, but I had a fantastic time promoting Good Gods! there. I got to meet all ages of players and find backers for the Kickstarter – 22, to be exact!
I’m so grateful to Nathan Bonner and the entire Saluki Con team for organizing this amazing event each year and for making me a part; to Vamsi Manne and the SIU Student Center team for helping me get a spot; and to YOU if you came to see me!
If you missed me at Saluki Con, don’t despair but keep an eye out – I have some more appearances planned for Good Gods! this month to coincide with the Kickstarter campaign, including:
October 17 @ 6PM – Castle Perilous October 21 @ 7PM – Cosplay Club (SIU Students Only) October 25 @ 6PM – RSS Game Night (SIU Students Only) October 27 @ 1PM – Castle Perilous TBD – Demos at RnD Collectibles
If you’d like to set up a game night with Good Gods!, please reach out to me through my Facebook page. Don’t forget to support the Kickstarter as well at www.goodgods.info.
Good Gods! Now on Kickstarter - Official Press Release
September 29, 2019 – Carbondale, IL – Hailey Winkleman, a student at SIU Carbondale, is proud to announce that she launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of her card game Good Gods! on September 28, 2019. The campaign will run through October 27.
Developed during a Graphic Design I class with Professor Aaron Scott, the game’s style and mechanics are based on ancient Greek art, architecture, and mythology. Players act as one of six of the Greek pantheon of gods including Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera, and they collect resource cards to build temples and place offerings inside. Due to the subject matter, the artwork is heavily inspired by real ancient art objects, structures, and everyday use items.
“I’m both a Communication Design and Art History major at SIUC, and I wanted to combine these two passions into one project,” said Winkleman, regarding the class assignment. “When I started brainstorming, finding inspiration in Greek art and mythology just made sense.”
A focus of the game is that it is easy to learn and fun for all ages.
“I feel that kids are really interested in mythology, but there aren’t a lot of games out there that are appropriate for younger players,” said Winkleman. “This game is easy enough for kids to pick up quickly, and it’s absolutely a blast with older players, as well.”
To test the game and prepare it for launch, the SIU Classics Club repeatedly played Good Gods! over the past year. The club is advised by Dr. Mont Allen, an associate professor in Art History and Classics at SIU.
“We invited [Hailey] to give a preliminary half-hour PowerPoint presentation on the game’s development process and design decisions, and then teach us the rules,” said Allen about the first play session with the club. “It was a SMASHING success…and then we began playing…which yielded two hours of raucous, impassioned, intensely involved play. This thing has GOT to be Kickstarted!”
Winkleman thanks everyone who has supported her along the way and those that will support her during the next month. For more information or to support Goods Gods! on Kickstarter, please visit www.goodgods.info.