Indie sandbox MMO Tree of Life will exit early access and launch in August 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about early access Korean sandbox import Tree of Life, which hit beta last year following a transition to factional PvP and a big graphics overhaul. Today, developers NeoBricks and OddoneGames have announced that the test phase will come to an end in “early August 2017” when the game is fully released on Steam. The companies say the game sold 34K copies in its first two months of early access.

“At the time of the Official Release, the new game engine, called ‘Clay 2 Engine’, will have been designed and developed for the new Tree of Life. As for the veterans of the game, they will see the game graphics have been significantly improved. Moreover, the game UI has been completely re-designed in light of a much needed UX improvement: an easy to use, good-looking UI. The PvP-content will also undergo massive improvement and polishing, the game will become more enjoyable but also much more intense.”

In 2016, we included it on our guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs and our MMOs to watch in 2017 list. Check out the official launch trailer down below!

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cista2bpo

Awesome news! Wish this game all the best, will have a look again. Although things like houses just being large chests that you can not enter kills the immersion for me.

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Fisty

Rats were a horrible problem at one time. But they’d still have abandoned structures in tons of cool places keeping you from building there. It was lame to walk around a pretty cool environment and keep seeing abandoned projects. They’ve probably got that in check now and I will definitely give a good shot on release.

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nobleeinherjar

Is one of those screenshots of a player character proposing to a ghost pirate? .. Is that ghost pirate letting her down easy?

More seriously, this looks cute and interesting. I might give it a try.

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MesaSage

The graphics style reminds me of Clash of Clans videos. Interesting to see how well this does.

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Indigo Salma

Is it going free to play ?

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Sorenthaz

Price of entry is like $15-25.

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notimpotent

Interesting. I think I picked this up last year. I’ll have to give it another try.

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Sorenthaz

Wonder if the combat update they’ve talked about is coming as well by that time. Actually am kind of surprised they’re launching officially in August as things have been relatively quiet outside of dev diaries for the last few months.

Will be nice to hop in and see what’s new though. At early access launch this was a unique gem of a sandbox MMO largely hampered by poor combat latency and griefer guilds who came over from games like Darkfall. I know they’ve drastically changed up PvP on top of how territory claims work and so on, as well as added in at least the first stages of monster villages, so it’ll certainly be interesting to check it out again. Here’s hoping the changes are overall improvements in a positive direction.

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Armsbend

Wait until summer steam sale > see what kind of units sold you get > realize you aren’t getting any more bump from EA > make a decision to go ahead and release (might as well)

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Sorenthaz

Lol. Interest in the game plummeted after July or August of its Early Access launch in 2015. I doubt they care that heavily about sales since they added a few microtransactions and have been internally growing in size.

Game’s been doing fine for itself due to the good reception at the start. It was bound to slow down while reworking things to get it ready for launch.

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