One of the biggest losses to the MMORPG genre last year was sci-fi sandbox MMORPG Perpetuum Online. The Avatar Creations devs threw in the towel last fall, saying they could no longer afford to develop for the title given a lack of publisher and dwindling playerbase. While the company initially intended to keep the servers online, the expense was too great, and the database was moved to a semi-official private server in a last-ditch move at the turn of the year instead. The game was, for all intents and purposes, on its deathbed.
But there’s some good news and warm fuzzies this summer, as a tipster pointed us to a lone post on the game’s Steam page from a few weeks back: The community’s been given the go-ahead to continue the game and in fact launched a brand-new server a few months ago.
“The Open Perpetuum Project, a community run server and development initiative, has stepped up to host and develop features for their server for all players to enjoy,” Avatar writes in its heart-warming message.
“They have continued to improve, add, and grow the game in every aspect. The Open Perpetuum Project has already launched their server with a new island layout, rebalanced Robot factions and numerous changes they were preparing since the last days before the official shutdown. Just this last month they released Robot Paint! They are committed to deliver new and exciting content to the server for everyone to enjoy. The community and the project team welcome everyone to come and play!”
You can do just that on the new team’s official site. Thanks for leading by example, Avatar.