8-bit MMOs. That was bound to happen, sooner or later. Most of the “grown-ups” today were raised on 8bit games made back in 80s and even late 70s, and as they grow older, nostalgia for old games hits a whole generation. And while those kids born into a world of 3D shooters, World of Warcraft and handheld gaming platforms wouldn’t at first understand the earning for outdated, pixilated and primitive graphics, still the world turns around to face the classic-style games. And here they come: massively multiplayer games made in 8-bit 256 color graphics. (more…)
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Hidden Pearls: GodVille – Massively-multiplayer Zero-player Game (Doubt It You Even Knew This Concept Could Exist at all!)
The title of this post says “massively-multiplayer zero-player game” and you may think that I’m making a mistake here due to English being my second language, but i am not. How could a game be a multiplayer and zero-player at the same time?! Turns out, it’s really possible! A weird genre indeed, but it does exist even while it’s pretty much safe to say you have never heard of it. I’m talking about GodVille here, a proud exemplar of a genre it did not created, but greatly improved. This game has a great deal of people playing it and all the attributes of an MMO – cities, monsters, quests, items, PVP, even pets that characters can tame and care for. Yet, at the same time there are no direct actions that you can take in this game, even upon your own character besides creating it. Intriguing? So let’s find out more how that even works! (more…)
Good news for all Regnum Online fans – first, the Mac OS X version has been released to public just a few days ago! The fans were trying to run RO on Macs for years, and now it should run natively. Second, there are new mounts released, including wolves, sabertooths, hyenas and panthers. Also, new animal in-game models have been introduced: lion, panther and smilodon. Regnum Online is a free to play Realm-vs.-Realm (and actually the best one out there in the field) fantasy MMORPG by NGD Studios, released back in 2007 and currently slowly undergoing graphical and technical revamp. I myself think very good of this game and wrote in a Regnum Online review that is a “hidden pearl” actually, you can check it out. Regnum Online client for Mac OS X v10.5 (and up) can be found on the game’s official download page. (more…)
Caesary is a browser-based free to play PvP MMORTS with RPG elements by Heroica Era LTD. / LeKool (released in 2010), based in a historical setting where you play as a Roman Empire consul and have to develop your own city (or cities). It looks a lot like Evony/Civony clone, but doesn’t rips off other game’s graphic assets and is much more reliable than said games. I have been playing Caesary for more than two months now and find it an interesting game, so i want to share with you my thought on why this game is worth trying. (more…)