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the saga of lucimia
Group-oriented sandbox Saga of Lucimia has taken a significant step to legitimacy this past weekend by announcing that it is now under the umbrella of a brand-new game studio.
Thirteen of Saga of Lucimia's developers banded together to create Stormhaven Studios in Austin, Texas, to support the up-and-coming title. "While it's great to simply work on a project and pour all of our creativity into something, there's always been the nagging reality that we needed to have a legal framework in place to start taking care of the myriad business-related components that go on behind the scenes of any professional project," the team posted.
Stormhaven Studios is selling t-shirts and hoodies to support the project, although most of the ongoing development continues to be drawn from the team's pockets. Stormhaven did say that the pre-order store is coming soon and that Saga of Lucimia's early access is on track for this fall.
The Saga of Lucimia promises to be a sandbox MMO with absolutely no solo content. None whatsoever. And it's aiming to accomplish this with an IndieGoGo campaign priced at $5000, which seems a little bit light. But you don't have to take our word for it; you can read up a full description of the project on the campaign page. There are 12 days left on the campaign as of this writing, for the record.
If you're intrigued and want to see more, the development team has posted a 15-minute long video showing off character creation as it stands in the game. This is the first real footage we've seen of the game as it stands in development. Jump on down below if that sounds like the sort of thing you want to see, maybe even as your deciding factor.
The days of coddling solo players through a massively multiplayer experience are over -- at least according to one upstart indie MMO.
Meet The Saga of Lucimia, an in-development sandbox that eschews solo content for 100% "group-based emergent gameplay" in a dangerous and hostile environment. Players will need at least three other friends and a whole lot of supplies to head out into the wild to look for adventures, progress through the epic story, and find trainers for the skill-based character system.
The team says that it's intentionally returning to the era of early EverQuest to reintroduce true danger and group cooperation into the MMO genre. Players will have to contend with multiple languages, corpse runs, and a lack of healing magic in their journeys.