Last Oasis will force players to migrate across a broken earth

    
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Last Oasis may be one of the more unique post-apocalyptic games to hit the scene. Instead of a nuclear apocalypse or a zombie uprising, the end of the world (as we know it) happens in this game because the earth stops rotating on its axis but continues to orbit the sun. As the devs explain in their first video diary, this results in a swatch of livable land that keeps moving over time — and forces players to move with it using their mobile Walker platforms.

“As people play they are forced out of the map because it essentially goes offline. The server becomes decommissioned,” one dev explained. “Players have to move to the new maps that are habitable areas on the earth.”

This forced nomadic lifestyle is at the core of Last Oasis. As the devs explain it, not only will players have to keep on traveling, they’ll want to in order to find more resources for themselves and their clans. You can give the devlog a watch after the break.

Source: YouTube. Thanks Kinya!
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Dakota Solberg

Maybe a new idea in the video game medium, but not a new idea in sci-fi.

Check out The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

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Dean Greenhoe

New ideas are a good thing.

Habitable zone must have “quick” growing vegetation to allow for the short seasons. :)

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Shadex De'Marr

So another PvP griefers game weighted heavily toward massive guilds. Atlas how are things going? I joke but this Hamburger Helper style of design has just exploded. No need to build fancy world’s, complicated AI, or write quests. Just U4 a world, create player models and guns and turn them loose on each other. Eh could be interesting in the end. They have only started but there probably should be a lot more than a session based moving PuBG game when they are done or it may end up doing as well as Mortal Engines.

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NecroFox4

Yea, this strikes me as another Griefer’s Paradise. Hard pass.

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Nynja Squirrelle

So many of the Worlds Adrifts refugees that I know have huge hopes for this game, but I’m worried it’ll suffer the same fate. Highly geared groups griefing new players out of the game.

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NeoWolf

Certainly an interesting idea for a game.

Although I do wonder what happens if you take a break from the game. You log in a few weeks later and find your dead as the world ended effectively where you were by logging back into the fiery sun or frozen ice periods? lol

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Sparky The Torch

The game is tile based, so when you get to an edge of the word it sends you to a map where you can go to another oasis. You can perform a safe log out there and log into another map even if the one you logged out on is destroyed.

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NeoWolf

That’s nice to know, thanks :)