You just never know with survival games that call themselves MMOs whether they really mean it, but we’ve caught another one today: It’s called Last Oasis, and developer Donkey Crew says it’s a “post-apocalyptic clan-based nomadic survival MMO” that “combines a global player driven economy, an innovative vehicle system as well as complex combat and war mechanics, all working at an MMO scale.”
“Thousands of years in the future, after a cataclysmic event has halted the Earth’s rotation and destroyed the moon, the planet is now split into two extreme and inhospitable environments. The side that faces the sun is an arid wasteland and the other has been thrown into eternal ice and darkness. The only habitable area is the Twilight zone; a small strip of land between desert and ice, moving slowly around the Earth as the planet rotates around the sun. A day now lasts a year and in order to survive, the remnants of humanity have built a large walking city, Flotilla. Outside of the city, warring clans fight tooth and nail in a battle of survival as they clash over resources, territory and alliances in this unforgiving new world. Every day, Flotilla sends both willing and unwilling nomads into the passing Oases to gather necessary resources to keep the city walking. Not many return alive.”
You, of course, are those nomads. You’ll be snapping up resources to help build the “woodpunk inspired ship-like machines required for world travelling, combat, base building and harvesting,” and of course that means pitting your giant walkers against everyone else’s walkers.
The game’s Steam page says early access will begin this coming spring, and that means closed beta signups have begun too.
The trailer’s definitely worth a watch – it somehow reminds me of Conan Exiles more than anything, albeit with way jankier animations. Either way, the Mad Max-ish sailed wooden vehicles gliding like waterstriders over the prairies and deserts are definitely something new.