The Repopulation distributes Fragmented and lifts NDA

    
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Good news, everybody! Fragmented, the spin-off from The Repopulation, should now be in the hot little hands of all owners of those who ponied up money for the MMO. The devs confirmed that the title has been released on Steam to former backers, with a public launch coming on April 26th.

Even better, everyone is free to talk about the new survival game, as the NDA has been lifted. The studio reminded players that Fragmented is not the MMO in development but is in fact its prequel: “They are two separate games, although the initial work done on Fragmented in Unreal Engine 4 will be mostly applicable in developing The Repopulation in that same engine, which we think we’ll have in testing by end of year.”

The devs are asking the community to help stress test the servers tonight before the game’s early access launch tomorrow. There will be one last, full wipe tomorrow at the release, after which players are free to run their own servers or to join on one of the many official ruleset shards.

Source: The Repopulation. Thanks to Pepperzine for the tip!
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dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

Pepperzine They need an extra income and they’ve done a good job considering this is an early access title. While there may be a split in dev focus they can also afford more devs if this sells well. They need to rebuild the systems from scratch at this point and that will be the largest undertaking

Robert80
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Robert80

Congrats to the dev team on this, hope everyone out playing it has fun!

CasualSlacks
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CasualSlacks

I’ve been playing Fragmented for a couple of weeks and I must say that I’m having some unexpected fun with it. I’m not a big survival guy, but for whatever else it is or will become, it’s a Sci-Fi sandbox game. On the simple aspects of harvesting, hunting, crafting, and building, I think it’s a lot of fun. There’s a lot to explore and depending on the ruleset of you server, a lot of tension and risk involved just trying to stay alive. Playing Fragmented really gives me a lot of hope for The Repopulation because the devs are showing me that they can make a game where a player can jump in, learn some basic mechanics and go have fun. If they can build on that in The Repopulation, I think they’ll be a lot closer to fulfilling their mission. As it was, Repop was a little dense. Anyway, Fragmented’s world is a relatively large land mass that looks colorful and it’s got a lot of nice textures going on to help you immerse the player. I do see the same problems with the character models and visible gear that saw in Repop, but over the last 25 hours of gameplay, it’s been easy enough to overlook. The idea of building a computer using raw gold and silver, handcrafted silicon, limestone, and some animal fat-based glue is kind of silly, but I infer that every character who lands on this planet has some idea of how to MacGuyver anything useful. The game Fragmented made me think of most while playing was Oregon Trail; I’ve gotta take time from building structures to hunt down alien bison and cook it on a campfire before I literally die of hunger.

Wandris
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Wandris

frozendarkheart not going to be able to get much other than twigs and stone without proper tools.

Wandris
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Wandris

Spent the last few hours playing this, so far it is excellent. Not without a few issues, but overall it is a good indication of what we can expect with the future of the future repopulation MMO. The world is 10x as immersive and overall feels bigger with the new engine. The original world was massive so if they manage to convert the old world into Unreal it is going to feel truly endless.

Overall the combat feels much better and responsive even though it is still pretty rough around the edges. The mobs move better, and the camps are still pretty dense which is one this I always liked about it. 

As a survival game, it it has some good qualities. The crafting is good right off the bat and it ties into the leveling system well. Ark is probably better although I never played it enough to experience the higher levels first hand. Rust will probably be better once they get the leveling system in, although  perhaps fragmented will find ways to continually improve as well. I could go on, but I will leave it as it isn’t the best, but depending on how much more they intend on develope the game could be on par with other survival games out now.

What I really like is the sci-fi nature of the game, and the overall world. The few buildings I made/seen were pretty nice as well and a big improvement.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

So after playing it for a bit I must admit I did not particularly enjoy it.  The graphics are definitely an upgrade than what they were, but honestly as a backer this game did not appeal to me at all.  I backed the Repopulation awhile ago for it’s similarities to SWG and while I am a fan of survival games I think they are getting a bit overdone.  So I’m happy to see they are moving along with something but I don’t they should be focusing too much on this game, and instead should be focusing more so on the Repopulation.  They say the point of this game is too hold over fans of their main game until they restructure but I don’t feel this game really appears to that audience (at least it didn’t for me, maybe for others it does).  They did however say that development wise they will be able to take things they are adding to fragmented over to the Repopulation but I am sure there are features they are devoting time and resources too that have no application to the original concept they pitched.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

i played a bit after we could request a steam key a while back. it reminded me alot of ark, but more uh… basic? i also didn’t like the gathering process maybe because i’m using to in ark being able to gather while running about.

in any case it looked alot better than repop did in HE so that was a nice plus.

Deathage
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Deathage

Qarran Agreed. What a monumental undertaking that must have been. If it had been me, I might have been so freaking frustrated by the shenanigans going on with the hero engine that I might have given up.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

Well, look at that. Fragmented is in my Steam library.

frozendarkheart
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frozendarkheart

Quincha frozendarkheart Nah, Terraria is much better :P.