On the podcast this week, one listener asked us if we could recommend -- or even think of -- any modern turn-based MMOs. Naturally, one came across our radar just too late for the broadcast, but at least we can share it with you here.
Space Wars touts itself as being "a turn-based tactical strategy MMO, where real-time travel meets turn-based combat." In the game, players will join up with one of four factions and fight to take over the galaxy planet by planet. Combat shows 3-D ship models battling it out in successive rounds, as captains make essential decisions each turn and allocate points in RPG trees.
The game is being developed for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms and will be playable at PAX West before coming to early access this December. It's being made by Desert Owl Games, a studio founded by two former Pox Nora leads and composed of mostly female devs. You can check out both its story and gameplay trailers after the jump!
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we get a special preview of Elder Scrolls Online's Cradle of Shadows dungeon. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from EverQuest II, Marvel Heroes, Dota 2, Das Tal, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
Born in 2006, online tactical turn-based strategy game (wheeee) Pox Nora is today releasing its 28th expansion, called Spirits Beyond.
"Spirits Beyond adds 51 all new Runes, along with over 20 new abilities and mechanics to the game. The ongoing story arc of Pox Nora sheds light upon the mysterious ruins of a once forgotten city and its history. These revelations along with the incursion of the spirit elemental, known as the Arroyo, makes this one of the most surprising and epic times in the lands of Poxanthuru. The big new addition in Spirits Beyond is the long awaited Hand of Death campaign. This challenging 5 mission story arc follows a band of Protectorate heros as they discover and ultimately face one of Pox Nora’s most powerful antagonists. This campaign reveals some of the larger events that have occurred in Pox Nora over the past expansions. The Hand of Death campaign is available for both paid and free-to-play currencies on the Pox Nora Marketplace. Completing this brand new campaign on Legendary will award the Glimpse of Death limited edition rune! This is the only way for player to acquire this one of a kind rune."
You might recall Pox Nora from its days under SOE's banner, but the game is alive and well post-SOE in the hands of Desert Owl Games. The expansion video is below!
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That's why there's The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won't want to miss. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we'll look at another attempt at working the Game of Thrones franchise into an MMO, get a sneak peek into Colonies Online's alpha, rejoice in Elsword's new guild housing, and more!