April 3, 2012
"Hi, I'm Notch, and this is my new game. It's going to be a space game, and it's quite ambitious!" The game will be an MMO -- possibly with monthly fees -- and include "a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish." [more inside]
July 18, 2011
Realm of the Mad God, eh? It's a free-to-play massively multiplayer online pixel-art 2D overhead-view RPG bullet hell browser shooter, if you can believe that shit. Superficially shallow, giddy fun with a microtransaction substrate for the hardcore fan but very playable indeed as a free game. [more inside]
April 12, 2011
If MMORPGs are often created with (and hyped as having) vast amounts of lore, quest narratives and backstory, then why do they often fail to engage the player meaningfully in terms of actual storytelling? Joystiq columnist Jef Reahard makes a case for player-generated content.
January 28, 2011
All Points Bulletin, a cops vs. robbers MMO, is going into closed beta! No, wait. Wrong link. Let's try this again. APB: Reloaded is going into closed beta! [more inside]