Ship of Heroes has a new video out today that is ostensibly a network demo showing off half a dozen remote developers spread across the country testing out 16 characters in the game. But what it’s really signaling is a tribute to City of Heroes, the long-sunsetted inspiration MMO, as one by one the characters raise torches plainly in symbolic honor of those who protested in Atlas Park 33 back in 2012.
“We remember,” reads the video caption.
“Each [dev] individually activated a power called ‘Torch’ which we coded for this test,” says Heroic Games. “No server, login, connection or client problems occurred during the test. As far as we know, no other pre-Kickstarter MMORPG has published a network test of this kind before.”
Yesterday, the studio announced details for its Kickstarter: It’ll seek $400,000 during its April crowdfunding campaign. As we’ve previously noted, Ship of Heroes is one of five (depending on how you count them and which ones you think are legit) City of Heroes-inspired MMOs currently in production.