MMOs you’ve never heard of: The Warhorn, Hammers End, Auteria, and Antaria Online

    
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On the prowl for an indie RPG gem or two in the rough? We’ll start this edition of obscure MMOs with The Warhorn, which sounds a bit like a medieval life simulator. You’ll take on the role of a newly minted adventurer who is attempting to establish a village while collaborating with others, exploring the world, and solving puzzles.

The $20 multiplayer game, which was developed by two Polish guys, just launched on Steam early access this week and will remain there until early 2020. The Warhorn definitely boasts a very colorful cartoony art style, and it’s encouraging to see the developers geek out over exploration and puzzles over straight-up combat.

If your budget is demanding a free-to-play experience, you might want to check out The Hammers End. This MMORPG offers a wide-open persistent world, public dungeons, and playable woodland races.

And if you can stand some rough edges, Auteria offers a quirky fantasy adventure through its free-to-play open beta. The game started development back in 2007 and hasn’t pushed out a patch since 2010 (but a new patch supposedly is on the way).

MMO blog Inventory Full gave this title a try and had this to say: “The whole game has the sweetly idiosyncratic sense of being someone’s passion project. It wasn’t much of a surprise, digging into the depths of the web page, to find that, like Project Gorgon, Auteria is the result of the hard work of a real-life couple, Thomas and Elke.”

Finally, you may have actually heard of Antaria Online, which is a terrifically cute MMO that’s been working its way through early access for a while (and only costs a buck). The team frequently patches this game, and a January 27th update added Gallant armor, the Chef’s Guild, and food.

Source: The Warhorn, Antaria, The Hammers End, Auteria. Thanks so much to Bhagpuss and Kinya!
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Mewmew

I’m not sure what Antaria Online comes with on Steam for $1, but it’s free to play on Kongregate.

I guess the difference is if you want to play through a browser or through it’s own little client through Steam.

I mean $1 is basically nothing, but if you’re on the fence, free is easier to check it out :P

Again, I’ve no idea if the Steam version gives you something in game for that $1. It totally may do so, or it just may have been to keep the F2P review bombers out of the game.

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Akagi

I confused Antaria with Antilia. xD

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Vorender

Warhorn looks neat. I’ll check it out thanks!