So here’s a new MMO those of you into espionage and spooks and hackers might like: It’s a “continuously evolving” MMORPG sandbox called Spycursion, and it’s being billed as an “edutainment MMO centered around cyberespionage” with a “flexible skill-based system” where you’re exploring “both an urban 3D world and an ever-evolving in-game internet.” Here’s developer Defun Games’ pitch:
“Spycursion features a living world, a player-driven economy, and realistic hacking using our fictional programming language, ‘Slang.’ Spycursion takes place in a near-future world that has been ravaged by cyberwarfare. In the world of Spycursion, you will use strategic subterfuge and technical craft to carve your own path in this universe which is both strange and familiar.”
The Kickstarter is expected to go live by February 26th, with rewards anticipated to roll out October of 2020. Notably, the developers say that “in the unlikely event that Spycursion is canceled after being funded, [they] will release the game server, in addition to the client, as open-source.” Respect.
We’ve got the pre-alpha footage below, so give it a look-see.