When fatigue of over hyped triple A games sets in, or when your wallet and purses feels the pinch, indie games are the best alternative for your gaming needs. We’re compiling a list of our top 5 indie games of 2018 for you folks to check out! 5. Northgard 2018 appears to be a big year for indie strategy games, and Northgard is among the vanguard leading the charge. Northgard is a strategy game with a Norse mythology setting. You play as Vikings, grabbing a foothold in uncharted lands as you must build, gather resources, combat and survive in the world with your clan. The game has all the traditional RTS elements that you know and love from franchises like Age of Empires and CoC, with that Norse mythology layer which makes it incredible. Another plus point is the graphics and aesthetics which is pleasing on the eye, and easy for most computers to run. While still in early access on Steam, don’t count out Northgard, it has the potential to hook you in for hours at an end. 4. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Indie Games Of 2018 So Far
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The impact of user created content, including such things as mods, maps, addons, and so on, can hardly be overstated. Entire genres have spawned from mods like Counter-Strike, Dota, and various Battle Royale modes. The dream of bringing the creativity and scale made possible by user generated content into the MMO genre has been around for years. Before Minecraft, Notch worked on a MMORPG called Wurm Online which offered a vast, modifiable world. Unfortunately, the complexity proved to limit its appeal to a niche audience. Since then, we've seen projects like EverQuest Next & Landmark burn out before even launching. Even more benign forms of user created content like add-ons seem to be on the decline. World of Warcraft, which launched way back in 2004, allowed users to customize not just the UI but to create add-ons which gave players access to a host of data including databases of items, auction house stats, and much more. While there are still some add-on friendly MMORPGs like … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Can User Generated Content Work In MMOs?
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Roadmaps! Getcher roadmaps! Both LOTRO and SWTOR released gameplans for the rest of the year this week; LOTRO has a class revamp, new regions, and a level cap bump to 120 on deck, while SWTOR aims to tackle some faction-blending and go all-out on PvP fixes. Meanwhile, we got hands-on with State of Decay 2, Worlds Adrift hit early access, Boss Key shuttered, Pantheon revealed a trio of classes, and No Man’s Sky announced multiplayer for real this time. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Bless outlines its new box price and sub plan, which it does not want you to call a sub - Bless Online's media event and pricing reveal last week may not have gone entirely to plan. You'll recall that Neowiz announced at the time that it'd be … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Roadmaps for LOTRO and SWTOR, multiplayer for No Man’s Sky (May 20, 2018)
It’s been over a month since I last checked in about Shroud of the Avatar. In that time, there’s been heated debate on our forums about Portalarium’s KickStarter-backed indie title, covering everything from the core mechanics, to whether it even qualifies as an MMO. I’ll be getting to both of those questions later on in this wrap-up, but it clearly demonstrates how divisive this is. One player’s perfect experience is another’s critical miss. advertisement That conflicting opinion can even be seen as far back as our ‘early access’ review. In August 2016, Markus Rohringer praised the diverse sandbox but was disappointed by dated visuals and minimal content. In the 18-plus months since that initial steam debut, has Richard Garriott and team managed to turn things around?The answer, predictably, is complicated. On the one hand, there’s now an abundance of content blended with an intriguing dialogue-based quest … [Read more...] about Does Classic Charm Make for an MMO Worth Playing?
By hearstDate: Apr 09 2018 Views: AWESOME ResponsesYour Reaction? Sandbox-style creation game The Endless Mission released its first official trailer. The game will be coming to Steam Early Access during Summer this year. The Endless Mission is a sandbox-style creation game that takes players on a hero’s journey through a rich narrative world where they develop the power and opportunity to craft games and experiences of their own in the Unity engine - all while challenging forces larger than themselves. The Endless Mission explores what it means to shape the technology in our lives versus being shaped by it. Those who embark upon The Endless Mission are invited to mashup, mix, and modify games across a wide variety of beloved genres, even manipulating the essence of the game down to the very code itself - creating new experiences and gameplay opportunities as they discover what is at stake for the world as we know it. … [Read more...] about MMOSiteThe Endless Mission Playable This Weekend at EGX Rezzed