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The Stream Team: Celebrating Dead Maze’s Steam launch with style

Remember way back when (last week) when you were watching a Dead Maze stream and you wanted to jump in and play? Well now you can! The survival game has launched free-to-play on Steam, so you can grab a rake, paddle, book, or even a doll and start beating zombies to death, er re-death. With such a variety of weapons, it’s hard to pick one certain style of zombie smashing. MJ will just grab whatever is closest and swing away! Join us live at 3:00 p.m. to get in on the slayer action with her.

What: Dead Maze
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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Working As Intended: A tour of 19-year-old Ultima Online

Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind piece for Massively-that-was on Ultima Online, which had recently been turned over to Broadsword and was celebrating its 16th birthday. “The ‘old things suck’ snobs can scoff all they want,” I concluded, “but feature for feature, UO surpasses far too many modern games to be ignored.”

Now the game has just turned 19, and I’m back in the grand-daddy of MMORPGs poking around for the readers who’ve requested another look and listen. I’d call it a third wind, but for me, it’s probably more like my 103rd wind, as I’ve gone back so many times I’ve lost count. This round, I’m going to give a little tour of some of my favorite features, like housing, runebooks, boats, and combat, plus talk about some basic mechanics and highlight cool community hot spots on Atlantic, then wind down with some opinions on UO’s place in the genre and the lessons we can learn from its long and glorious sandbox development history even here in 2016. Enjoy!

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World of Akria: The Underground lands on Steam Greenlight

Back in January, Massively OP reader Crow tipped us off to the development of The Underground, a cutesy 2-D MMORPG with a decidedly old-school graphical motif and feature set. A few weeks ago, the game changed its name to The World of Akria: The Underground, and now it’s on Steam Greenlight too.

“Nothing too exciting has happened as of late, aside from us working steadily on bug fixes, server-client stability, and other miscellaneous back-end patches,” Triad Entertainment wrote on its Steam page this week. “We’ve also fixed a couple of issues with the client front-end, mostly just a few typos and filler-text. As for in-game, we’re working hard on preparing the subterranean regions, and polishing them up for the full release.”

You can vote for the game on Steam Greenlight.

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The Underground is a cute 2-D sandbox

“Do anything, craft anything, be anything.”

That’s the promise of The Underground, a 2-D MMO that harkens back to an earlier era of online game visuals and feature sets. While The Underground’s look might make you think of the SNES era, its options go well beyond a simple RPG. Players can tame dragons, deck out houses, worship a deity, engage in “nearly” full-loot PvP, and take on bounties.

The Underground is currently in development, and the team said that it’s moving forward thanks to a better game engine. So if you’re looking for a different type of MMO for your winter vacation, this might be it. You can see the game’s trailer after the break.

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Wild Terra invites the public to play for free this weekend

The Wild Terra team would like to extend to you and several billion of your best friends the invitation to check out the game for free this weekend.

The isometric survival sandbox will be hosting a public test this weekend, separate from the ongoing beta test. The server rules for the test will be a little different as well, with increased player hearth and stamina, faster crop growth, and a full unlock of all recipes and buildings.

To participate, all you need to do is download the test client and jump in over the weekend!

Source: Juvty Worlds press release

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Metal Reaper Online shoots up the apocalypse

When competing factions end up crashing a space station into the earth and triggering a nuclear war, the result is a hotbed of action, guns, and fast-paced firefights. Welcome to Metal Reaper Online, a new title from JC Planet that will be releasing this month on May 21st.

Metal Reaper Online is an isometric shooter that takes place in a post-fallout metropolis. Players can take on roles such as Sniper, Predator, or (we kid you not; this is an actual class) Newbie as they fight against the oppressive powers that be.

You can check out the official trailer for Metal Reaper after the break!

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