Linkrealms is launching into Steam early access today. If you’re thinking, “Hasn’t that game been around for a long time?” know that you’re not crazy: It first went into beta in 2011 and has been under development ever since, though studio Mythyn Interactive says it’s now “close to completion.” It’s a bit of a classic sandboxy cross between Path of Exile and Ultima Online with Kingdom Reborn-era graphics.
“Since Linkrealms is a MMORPG, we decided to move to Steam Early Access to expand our userbase and let people enjoy a real ‘massive’ experience on servers open 24/7,” Mythyn explains. “The resulting feedback from the community will be crucial to guide us towards bringing the game to completion. Moreover, revenues from Early Access will be reinvested into additional human resources, speeding up the development of the game.” The studio says the early access version will focus on expanding the world’s biomes, skills, and guild tools, but “all core features of the game are in place, including physical and magical combat, crafting, land ownership, and pets.”
Mythyn has kindly granted our readers keys for 150 copies of the game, quite a nice little value since this early access is buy-to-play (though it’ll be free-to-play for its final launch). The keys also include $5 worth of store credit. Clicky the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys and get started!
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Keys can be redeemed through Steam as usual with no geographic restrictions. To claim the keys, log into your Steam client, click on “Games” and then “Activate a Product on Steam,” and then enter the key. Linkrealms will then appear in your Steam library, but please note that Steam won’t download the game or make it playable until the official launch of early access, which is 3 p.m. EST. today (May 19th).
Good luck and have fun!