Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you’ve (probably) never heard of! Let’s run down a few more that crossed our desks this month.
This one dropped in my inbox this week. “I know what you’re thinking; it’s just another empire building game,” CRW’s dev said. “But this one is different. Conquest is a universe location community based deep strategy war game. Unlike other MMORPGs, conquest is all about location within the universe and the community that surrounds it. You can move your fleets anywhere you want and attack anyone you want, but it all has social ramifications within the game.” Probably the best part is how insanely easy it was to log into it, since it appears to be using Facebook login. Two clicks and I was in the game before I realized that’s what was happening, looking at a fairly appealing retro gfx space vista and easily accessible tutorial.
No, not that Rohan. This one’s a mobile MMO being developed by Japanese publisher Guru Entertainment and Korean company NX3 Games. According to MMO Culture, it’s the mobile version of global MMO Rohan Online. So that’s happening!
Unfortunately, this one we’re reporting on at its end-of-life rather than its beginning. It was an online multiplayer brawler by a now-closed David Jaffe studio, and unfortunately, it’ll go entirely offline early next year. (via Gamasutra, ResetEra)
“Multi-player and all online features for this product will be terminated and will no longer be available on 03/25/19. As you have to be online to play this title, this game will not be playable starting 3/25/19.”
El Somni Quas
Finally, there’s El Somni Quas, the indie sandbox from a Czech studio that took its Ultima Online emulation experience to build a game of its own. We’ve actually covered it before, but it’s been almost a year; since then, the studio says it’s finished the game’s core, brought on a full-time level designer, and opened up its Patreon.
Know of more MMOs we’ve never covered? Drop us a tip! We love to hear about them!