SpatialOS TwoKinds Online transforms a webcomic into an MMO

    
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Huh, this might be a first for MMORPGs: a webcomic-turned-MMO. What we’re talking about today is TwoKinds Online, a small indie RPG created by two devs working in their off-hours to take the long-running comic and bring it online. The duo said that they were influenced by other sandboxes such as Mabinogi, Star Wars Galaxies, and Ultima Online.

“It brings the world of the comic to life, and you can live a fantasy life,” said Cookie Dragon co-founder Judah Perez. “The game focuses on community interaction, item crafting through minigames, building trade networks, and exploring the world. You leave your legacy by retiring and passing your skills on to a new character.”

Perez said that using SpatialOS to build the game made the project much more manageable for the small team. The project started back in 2017 and is currently working toward a late 2019 release. Recent additions to the MMO include guilds, emotes, an update to the character creator UI, item persistance, and an early version of the questing system.

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Ian Wells

I… okay. I read this comic for a couple years, years back, and this is definitely a surprise. I am sure the comic has done many different things over the last decade, but my vague memory of it was that is was a pretty standard-for-its-era webcomic about a young man who grew up in a society that ostracized and in places enslaved a race of furries but ended up befriending and falling in love with one that had a magic power of some sort; cue nefarious plots by card carrying villains and wacky hijinks with a small cast of regular characters.

I mean, there isn’t much to the story of many MMOs out their, and often less to sandbox games so it isn’t unreasonable to use a story like that for an MMO. That said, I am not sure how it would would work as a game with crating mini-games and the like.

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silverlock

You can get free access to the Alpha buy registering on their website. Downloading it now.

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silverlock

Currently you can only play a small single player demo that gives you an idea how crafting and gathering work.