Earlier than we get into all the Indie MMO goodness from final week, it’s time for a PSA. Whereas perusing indie MMO channels on Discord, I noticed a number of warnings from builders about taking warning if somebody PMs you with an unsolicited invitation to obtain “their mates recreation.” With so lots of the video games listed right here providing alpha and beta invitations, it may be very tempting to simply accept one in all these presents from an unofficial supply. Sadly, this can be a new (or perhaps rehashed?) Discord rip-off, and as an alternative of a recreation, you’ll be downloading a virus. Bear in mind to play it secure and solely settle for obtain hyperlinks from trusted sources.
Sufficient in regards to the perils of the web, let’s get began with this week’s Indie MMO Highlight.
The Cycle: Frontier
There’s been so much happening since The Cycle: Frontier began its newest Closed Beta Check final week. The PvEvP shooter had a busy weekend, and though the Fortuna III fauna can kill you, different Prospectors are far more lethal. There have been practically 30,000 Prospector deaths over the weekend, and simply over 26,000 have been kills by different gamers. That’s nonetheless nothing in comparison with the just about 216,000 monsters that died by the hands of Prospectors.
The Closed Beta additionally acquired its first patch on Thursday. Patch 1.1 is stuffed with minor tweaks to drop charges, changes to Insurance coverage payouts, and the same old bug fixes. The most important announcement of the week was the lifting of the NDA for the rest of the Closed Beta, so count on to see pics, movies, and reactions incoming.
Final week, we talked about that Novaquark was fielding group questions in regards to the Apollo and Ares updates to Dual Universe. On Monday, Novaquark responded by way of a video the place Sesch, Normal Supervisor of the Montreal studio, was joined by Pann and Deckard from the Neighborhood Administration workforce to reply the submitted questions.
Together with the Q&A video, NQ additionally revealed a dev weblog overlaying LUA enhancements and modifications. It’s all Greek to me, however I’m positive a few of you DU script wizards will be capable of decipher the code.
Wherever you discover Crypto, it’s a good wager to imagine scammers aren’t far behind. That appears to be the case with Ember Sword, the place Shiny Star Studios has been battling bots on the ES Discord. Though no particulars got, GameMaster posted an announcement on Discord that bots have been impersonating the Shiny Star workforce and requested anybody contacted to report it to a member of the Neighborhood Workers so they might care for the bot.
Who needs some Foxhole merch? Siege Camp introduced this week that they’ve partnered with Roba Roba to convey Foxhole followers high-quality, print-on-demand merch. The brand new retailer solely has a single merchandise at the moment – the classic black Foxhole Tee – however you may count on to see extra gadgets sooner or later.
The Fractured Fall Alpha acquired a new patch simply in time for the weekend. Dynamight Studios additionally opened up the Alpha to all registered customers (no Founders Pack wanted). The Free Play event will run for the rest of the Fall Alpha, which is scheduled to finish on October 13. You possibly can obtain the Fractured consumer here.
Heleor introduced on the Genfanad Discord that he’s planning an open Alpha Check over Halloween weekend (10/30 – 11/1). He’s hoping to make use of the occasion to check a brand new space with new content material, and presumably even work in some form of PvP.
It’s been what..per week…for the reason that final GV replace? Update 290 is all about High quality of Life enhancements, most notably the primary iteration of the brand new quest log.
The Ilysia Kickstarter marketing campaign ended this week, with 1,548 backers crushing the $60,000 objective. For those who aren’t aware of Ilysia, it’s best to try Kevin Ckick’s quick look and interview with Staff 21 Studio to stand up to hurry on the VR MMORPG.
It’s been fairly some time for the reason that Mad World site has been up to date, however this week Jandisoft introduced that the third Alpha Check for its 2D MMORPG Mad World will start On October 11. They wish to get greater than 20,000 customers this spherical, so remember to enroll. You possibly can learn all about it in our news post from earlier within the week.
INSANE introduced this week that it had chosen the individuals for his or her 1st Consumer Check for Profane. Did you make it in (I didn’t)?
Profane is all the time posting photographs and quick movies of their improvement progress to Profane Twitter. For those who’ve missed them, don’t fear about scrolling by all of their posts to see what’s happening; they have been good sufficient to submit a two-month compilation video to catch you up. They even threw in a few new issues as effectively.
Project F4e discovered its strategy to the Indie MMO Highlight final week. This week we now have one other fast replace from Beta Dwarf. This time round they’re displaying off their latest work on a brand new enemy: the Cleric. By the look of it, I’d say that she worships an evil god.
The PU weekly replace is out, and Michi is tough at work on updating the system maps (amongst different issues). Try what else Michi, Fabian, and Nick are as much as in Dev Log #305.
Energy Proc Studios had just a few bulletins this week about Soul Kingdoms. First up, they introduced their crowdfunding marketing campaign will start on Thursday, November 4. Lasting for 30 days, they are going to be holding a number of playtests and occasions in the course of the marketing campaign to construct up some hype.
In addition they introduced that there will likely be a Technical Playtest kicking off on Tuesday, October 26. You possibly can learn in regards to the two battlegrounds being featured within the playtest on the Soul Kingdoms site.
Lastly, remember to verify the SK web site on Thursday, October 14, for the second class reveal. The primary character reveal, the Ember Priest, was a caster, so perhaps this time we’ll get to see a melee class.
Trials of Ascension
Dragonfire Leisure has launched one other gameplay video for Trials of Ascension. Earlier movies launched us to the Human and Dragon races, so this time across the video highlights the Raknar. The video additionally exhibits some gameplay for an upcoming race – the Vampire!
I nearly forgot to verify the MMORPG subreddit this week. I’m glad I appeared as a result of there was a brand new Developer Spotlight for Valorbound. Valorbound is described by the developer as a “hardcore Full-Loot, PvEvP, Horizontal-Development, Motion Fight, MMORPG set in a mid fantasy setting.” So let’s simply name it an MMORPG for brief, we could? If Valorbound appears fascinating, you may comply with their progress on the Team Scionica site, Discord, and Twitter
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