Otherland author Tad Williams gets inspired from MMO to write a new story

    
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Since its botched launch and subsequent attempt to rebuild and revise itself, Otherland has struggled to establish legitimacy and gain interest among players. It sorely needed a win, is what we’re saying. And it may just be getting that win thanks to the support of the game IP’s author.

Otherland novelist Tad Williams is due to visit Drago Entertainment’s studio this week to meet with the developers. Even more interesting, Drago said that Williams is writing a new story inspired by the game itself: “Originally planned as a short story we now know, that Tad is writing and writing… It’s gonna be much longer now and we can’t wait to read his plot in ‘our’ world. Stay tuned to get informed about his visit, his new Otherland novella and possibly even an outlook at the future of Otherland as we’ll be creating plans for the future together.”

The team recently promised that it would try to hold to more regular maintenance windows every second Wednesday so that players wouldn’t be experiencing random downtime.

Source: Facebook. Thanks Chris!
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Richard Bartle

The first line of Tad Williams’ Otherland series is “It started in mud, as many things do”. My claim to literary fame…

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Ben Stone

Hmm is the story about logging into a virtual world that is terribly optimised and devoid of players?

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BOO!!! Who sent you here? Jessica Price?

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Ben Stone

Rando asshat! You just have hurt manfeels!