Every week, we scour the web for all issues indie MMO-related, so that you don’t must. This week, Reaper Video games continues to chop assist for Legends of Aria Traditional, Profane updates its roadmap, and Twin Universe gamers are constructing to the moon. Sadly, because of the Sunday run of the IMS, we missed a lot of the Black Friday offers, though a few of the offers run till the start of the week. It’s additionally Steam Awards time, so don’t neglect to vote on your favourite indie MMO. There’s loads of different stuff occurring as nicely, so let’s stop losing time and get began with this week’s Indie MMO Highlight.
Fishing is the subject for BitCraft’s Twitter vignette of the week. I’d love for Clockwork Labs to go extra in-depth into fishing, however simply mentioning it is sufficient to get me excited.
Gone fishing. pic.twitter.com/QL6PyzGs1j
— BitCraft (@BitCraftOnline) November 22, 2022
The staff posted a picture of the Braided Shore on Twitter and its Steam web page. The map on Twitter matches a 16:9 display screen by chopping off the highest and backside of the map, whereas the Steam web page map exhibits the entire of the Braided Shore. Do with the map as you please.
Reaper Video games had a few bulletins about Britaria this week. First, the Open Alpha/Beta that was deliberate for this month is being delayed till Q2 2023. There has additionally been a change to the monetization of Britaria. As an alternative of charging per character as initially deliberate, the sport will now be B2P with a $40 buy price. All unique backers to LoA and Gen0 character holders will nonetheless get the sport without spending a dime when it goes dwell.
It was additionally introduced that Ethereal Moon, the official Legends of Aria server, can be shutting down in 30 days. Neighborhood servers will nonetheless be supported, and a few gamers are contemplating taking up Ethereal Moon as a neighborhood server.
Chimeraland has a Black Friday sale working by November thirtieth, and a Thanksgiving Login Occasion occurring by December 1st.
A brand new Beta Trailer was launched this week.
Patch 2.5.0 launched this week. Together with the standard steadiness modifications and bug fixes, the replace marked the beginning of the Aurum Harvest Pageant. Together with a one-time login reward, the in-game store could have day by day offers. The occasion runs till Tuesday, November 29.
Weekly Growth Launch #80 included updates to flying animations, useful resource texture updates, higher door animations, and a few new sounds had been added.
The vertical top restrict for static constructions is at present not working as meant, and gamers have began constructing constructions greater than the 1000m restrict. Don’t rush out and begin constructing a tower to the moon simply but; a discussion board publish states that any construction out of bounds will solely be allowed to remain in place for 2 weeks after the 1000m restrict is fastened.
Ember Sword’s Thanabus Cup 3 is kicking off this week. The primary occasion will likely be a sport of Battleships on the Ember Sword Twitch channel beginning November 29 at 8:00am EST. You could find out all the main points on the Ember Sword Discord.
If you happen to haven’t already seen it, Emily posted her closing overview for Embers Adrift. Giving Embers Adrift a 4 out of 10, Emily sums all the pieces up with, “Embers Adrift has plenty of potential. Simply having potential shouldn’t be sufficient for me to essentially suggest the sport although in its present state.”
A brand new Devblog was posted this week. Together with transitioning the server and consumer infrastructure from improvement to manufacturing, the transfer to Unreal Engine 5 is full. The staff can also be opening up stability testing to all members of the GoE Discord neighborhood. I’d leap in and seize a screenshot (the hero picture this week is from the devblog), however the testing is below NDA.
Weekly Replace 343 is available in print and video kind this week and is all about fight modifications. Heavy armor, archery, shields, and two-handed weapons all acquired some modifications and enhancements. The Supporter Store additionally acquired an replace, together with a free weekly present for each participant.
The playtest server is now open with content material for the subsequent replace. The devs are asking for mid-level gamers to leap in and take a look at the model out.
Do you know that the M&M devs continuously stream their work and playtesting? I didn’t, however they do. You may take a look at their newest staff playtest on the Monsters & Reminiscences YouTube channel.
Searching for some Nightingale lore? A brand new YouTube Quick was posted this week that particulars the occasions that result in your start line within the sport world.
The devs posted their Winter Replace on the Pixxelverse On-line Discord. FR4GM3NTS is accomplished, and the alpha social hub must be launched by Christmas. Head to PO’s Discord to study extra.
The Profane roadmap acquired one other replace this week. There’s nonetheless plenty of work to be completed, however extra methods have been accomplished. The roadmap is proven under, and you may head to the Profane Discord to get an in depth replace listing.
A brand new devblog this week offers a deep dive into Glaceforde, the brand new ice continent coming to Ravendawn. There was additionally a Livestream scheduled for Saturday afternoon. You’ll must examine the Ravendawn Twitch channel for the replay to search out out what was lined because the stream occurred after this column was turned in.
A brand new Dev Diary was launched not too long ago. In Diary #7, you’ll study idea artwork and illustration from Raphael Olivera, a 2D artist engaged on SoH.
A brand new function was added to Screeps: Enviornment – Contests. Contests will permit gamers to create their very own occasions the place gamers will compete in a collection of video games created and managed by the organizer.
A new dev replace was posted this week. Within the publish, Lucas discusses the Aethereal Parcel reveal, the upcoming Starlight Mini Occasion, and far more.
Wild Terra 2 acquired its first main patch since its launch. Replace 2.2.329 provides new storage buildings and automates the usage of meals and drinks. You may learn the full patch notes right here.
A brand new video was posted this week to showcase the brand new options of the Legends Untold replace.