Pokemon-inspired MMORPG Temtem just funded on Kickstarter with over half a million bucks

    
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Temtem has just fully funded on Kickstarter to the tune of just about $573,919, with 11,715 backers (the counts will keep fluctuating for a few minutes here). It basically crushed its original $70,000 goal. Stretch goals racked up along the way include the Nuzlocke game mode, the Arcade Bar minigames, a Mythical Temtem, mounts, Nintendo switch support, the replay system, guilds, and in-game tournaments. In fact, backers blazed through the game’s entire plan of stretch goals.

As we’ve previously covered, the game is “not hiding the fact that [it’s] heavily inspired by [Pokemon]” but aims to change some bits that are “maybe too close to Pokemon.” The game is very much billed as an MMO – specifically, as a “massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure.”

“When you think about an MMO or MMORPG you probably think of enormous games like World of Warcraft or TERA, in which you have an endless array of possibilities (raids, guild wars, infinite quests, enormous dungeons, a never-ending realm…) but our vision for Temtem is a lot smaller than that,” Spanish studio Crema has said. “The core idea behind Temtem is to build a classic adventure game with a focus on the story campaign, but with online elements added around it (seeing other people online, interacting with them to battle, trade, or just to talk and share experiences).”

Source: Kickstarter

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Steve Fury

Kinda irks me that people honestly think Nintendo/Pokemon Company has any right to sue over this. Monster Battling is a genre. We have Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, Monster Rancher, Dragon Warrior..I could keep going. Pokemon is popular and this is CLEARLY inspired by it but they aren’t stealing art assets and naming monsters “Pikaboo”. lol So like..shut up.

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Loyheta

Really happy about this. I can’t wait to get my cloth map and plushie :D

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StonerMk2

First Kickstarter project ive backed, really glad it made it, really fuckin excited for the game even though we got quite a while to go.

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Armsbend

That is about 30% of what they will need for the court battle.

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Sorenthaz

Wonder if Nintendo will try to get all uppity about this or not. This sounds like something almost too good to be true, and it’s no wonder they smashed their goals within the last 48hrs. A multi-platform online alternative to Pokemon has been highly desired and Nintendo is always slow to move away from exclusivity and broader online play.

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Serrenity

Nintendo is weirdly … lax with a lot of pokemon inspired stuff. Surprisingly so. I mean, who knows if they’ll come after this, but it’s not like the a monopoly on the whole pet-raising-and-battling-genre.

Even the designs are vague enough to be “standard fare anime” as opposed to protected images … at least in my mind.

It’ll be interesting. I hope it does well because I think there’s a HUGE market out there for a Pokemon style-game in an MMO setting that Nintendo has been strategically ignoring for the better part of a decade.

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Serrenity

Maybe lax isn’t the right word. They’ve gone after some weird companies / weird in protecting their IP.

Maybe ‘capricious’ is the word I’m looking for.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I’d go with “tightass” or “overzealous”

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NeoWolf

I’m excited by it (thanks Bree for making me aware of it ;) )nice to see someone capitalising on Nintendo’s short-sightedness by refusing to bring Pokémon games to other platforms and with more visual quality for this kind of game finally.

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Morgan

^ this.
I love Ninty just as much as the next person but competition is a good thing for us the consumers and also Nintendo. They need to pull their head out of the sand. I know theyre trying they really really are but its not good enough.

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Ammalis

As Pokemon and Digimon games fan I was very interested worth this game. When they informed that there will be switch version I could not resist anymore, and funded my second game on kickstarter.
I hope it will not be blocked based on some copyright claims.