Heat might be the PC’s answer to Red Dead Online and the flopped Wild West Online, if the dev can actually follow through

    
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If last year’s Old West multiplayer titles like Red Dead Online and Wild West Online left you cold, then Heat might warm you up. Developer Code}{atch plunked the 32-man persistent world survival game into early access on Steam last week, stating it’ll sit in that format for at least a year. The game boasts 20 biomes, the chance to become president, road building, farming, cooking, shipping, mounts, livestock, and homesteading.

Oh yeah, and babymaking, kidnapping, and breastfeeding. Now I have your attention.

“Start a family with other players or NPCs. During the process of love making, the male will have a chance of making the female pregnant. Once pregnant, the female will birth a newborn. The newborn grows to become a baby, the baby then grows up to be a child, the child eventually becomes an adult. A second option is to adopt from an orphanage by purchasing a baby basket in the shipping catalog. The baby will be inside the basket delivered to you. Adoption is very expensive, but provides a guaranteed outcome, whereas the first option may not reliably result in pregnancy due to the possibility for weak seed. Your children are a mix of the visual DNA of the two parents. Babies, children, and adults will need to feed and stay hydrated (players lactate to breastfeed their newborns). If you fail to care for your children, the government will take them from you for mistreatment. Beware of other players, as they can adopt your newborns, babies, and children as their own if you are not nearby (as they would be considered abandoned). So, keep them secret, keep them safe.”

Here’s the downside: Code}{atch has a track record of coming up with amazing ideas for games that are never finished. For example, as Polygon relates, it’s the company that botched Starforge and Reign of Kings, prompting waves of refund demands and accusations about reskins.

Maybe just keep an eye on Lactation & Kidnapping Online for now and keep your money close until it’s a sure thing.

Source: Steam. Thanks, Kinya!
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Mewmew

So the video of the game looks as if it’s mostly destroying others stuff rather than building anything lasting. Though the babies booking around at high speed crawls during the fights are pretty funny.

And yeah the reviews all state it’s mostly about spending 10-15 hours gathering and building stuff, then having it all destroyed and stolen within minutes (there is no weight limit and it’s extremely easy to break in places so they literally carry away everything you own, or used to own).

This is like the most frustrating kind of stuff in PvP and doesn’t sound enjoyable at all.

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Sashaa

*sigh*

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Crowe

It got me excited until I saw “survival game” and then I stopped reading.

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Sorenthaz

Oh look another Wild West game made by questionable developers.

Yeah no thanks. If it manages to get past its current issues (which are giving it a Mixed rating right now on Steam) and become a great Wild West game, I’m sure it’ll catch my attention again some other day.

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Dug From The Earth

So remove dino’s, add cowboys… It looks like Ark (not a good thing)

And when your own gameplay reveal trailer cant even maintain 30 FPS consistently, you know the game is just destined to have performance issues.

Why does the gaming community continue to put up with crap like this?

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NeoWolf

It is visually very attractive. I was watching one of my favourite streamers and his friends play it last week… but it is also a bit buggy atm and has some other issues.

The lovemaking is hilarious imagine a bunch of ragdolls floating around each other in some weird sort of hula dance with arms and legs dragging and wafting around and your pretty much spot on it is genuinely hilarious and i’m not sure i will ever wipe the image of a ragdoll orgy in the whitehouse any time soon as apparently that is what the president in heat gets upto lol

It is an interesting start, but its not there yet.. and the developer has a questionable history from what I’d heard having abandoned a number of games previously (Reign of Kings etc..) so approach with trepidation.

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Hikari Kenzaki

RDO will be ported to PC and it won’t matter.

Also, it does seem doubtful that this developer will ‘deliver’.

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Bryan Correll

may not reliably result in pregnancy due to the possibility for weak seed

Who said that! They lyin’!

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Greaterdivinity

With that kind of history and the kinds of promises they’re making, I’m getting myself some popcorn and marshmallows jjjuuuuusssstttttttt in case.

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PanagiotisLial1

Promises are free, they dont cost them anything really

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deekay_000

i have to say i realy enjoy the short amount of time i put into wild west online. i thought it had a lot of interesting ideas and design/executions of said ideas, and tried to tackle some very modern problems that other online game companies refuse to face at all, with some very novel solutions.

this heat game is kind of funny. i guess they were going to go early access launch one of the same weeks/days that atlas was too. but decided not to compete with them. i notice dthe quoted blurb about baby mechanics was upfront top and center in the store page which was quite amusing.

happily got enough on my plate atm that i’m not running out to grab the latest EA fad game for the moment after being burned by atlas so soon ago – not that i regret buying atlas but wish nasty exploits didn’t push my crew away from the game – which some other friends are telling me some really fucking cool tales of their ongoing adventures in that game.