Crowdfunding begins for action combat sandbox MMO Oath


Hello from the land of grand promises and positively roiling cynicism that is Kickstarter! Today we’re casting a quick spotlight on Oath, an all new sandbox MMORPG that has hitched itself to an action combat model as a primary feature.

Oath comes by way of Ready-Up Studios, a team of five developers that hopes to increase its workforce should the game’s crowdfunding drive go well. The title is a free-to-play sandbox built using Unreal Engine 4 and SpatialOS. According to the game’s FAQ, the devs behind Ready-Up are apparently colleagues with some unspecified experience under their belt.

“Heyo! Our current game programmers both recently have worked at one of the biggest video game publishing/developing companies in Europe for many years. They are both full time on Oath now. We also have 1 web programmer and 1 sysadmin, those two both are working part time for Oath. All met throughout their careers.” -Ethan

Oath features seven classes in the form of Berserker, Pyromancer, Rogue, Guardian, Knight, Ranger, and Cryomancer with more planned later. Most of the game’s activities seem to be PvE focused with dungeons, raids, and other group-focused content promised. The goal is to make an MMO where grouping is necessary in the interest of making a “community based game.” PvP will be in the game as well, with arena modes including 1v1, 2v2, and CTF, along with promise of modes unique to Oath.

The devs behind Oath are asking for $35k — the “lowest possible amount” needed to get the title to beta. Funding will be aimed at content creation, including 3D models, icons, maps, and UI. That said, Oath has already built a core game that can be shown in action. That action can be seen in the video below, while more details can be learned on the Kickstarter page or at this FAQ.

sources: Kickstarter, official site, thanks Ellis for the tip!
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