Wild Terra devs announce Wild Terra 2, now open for crowdfunding

    
12
Terra, then Terra again.

Did you notice that updates for PvP MMO sandbox Wild Terra had slowed down? We did, but we assumed the game was just reaching the end of funding or development. But as it turns out, it’s actually just the opposite: The Juvty Worlds developers were instead working on a sequel with better graphics and new mechanics.

“Developing Wild Terra, at some point we ran into the ceiling of technology. The old engine did not allow adding something really big and new — dungeons, bosses, day-night cycle, and many other things that you and we want to add for a very long time,” they wrote on Steam. “There was only one solution. At the beginning of 2019, our team (at the moment there are only four sleepy, but very enthusiastic people) began the development of Wild Terra 2: New Lands. Only starting from the very beginning, it was possible to create exactly that dream game that we thought about while working on Wild Terra. A game with many features and details. We immediately decided that it would be right not to give empty promises, but first to make a fairly large part of the game, and only then show it to you. This moment has come.”

The new game’s mechanics build on the old.

“The same mechanics formed the basis of Wild Terra 2: New Lands, however, there will be many more new ones in this game, and we decided to completely rework or completely abandon all the bad moments. You are waiting for epic bosses, a big whole world with PvP and PvE zones, dungeons, fishing, sea wanderings, caravans, you can give tasks to your characters during your absence, the game will have a system of fires, diseases, day and night, weather, a refined system of dominiums and castles, tournaments, completely new sieges, new professions, even more crafting and construction, and much more that we together will come up with. One of the main mechanics is New Continents. New season. New continent. New rules. You can live on the One Mainland – build, develop, hunt, explore PvP and PvE zones. Or you can challenge and go to New Lands — every season a new continent will be available, with a variety of biomes and inhabitants, conditions, rules and rewards upon completion. For example, you can get to the continent with a very harsh winter all year round, where all the villages were empty due to the plague, and barely surviving forced to hunt people for food.”

Juvty says the new game will be self-published without investors, though it’s asking for player funding and backing through fundraising. And what about the original game? It’s not going anywhere: “We do not close the first Wild Terra, this game is especially dear to us, we will continue to develop the project and delight you with updates.”

Source: Steam, WT2 website. Thanks, Panagiotis!
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Utakata

Goodness…and I thought anyone would be using BDO as a bench mark by now. >.<

Reader
Utakata

“Aren’t you being a bit harsh, Uta?”

Maybe…it’s just I appreciate that aim for recreating Mr. McQuaid’s Vanguard world. But it also needs to look and feel good to get wider interest. And without all the jankiness that came pre the first EQ. Just saying.

Reader
cykelbud

Even with 3D it looks very outdated.

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Armsbend

Literally insane if you log into this “game”. There was no reason to play the first one – the second won’t be any better. Opening up your pc/life to these guys is nuts. As soon as I logged in I realized I had made a mistake and made sure to get everything off of my pc pronto.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
squid

Why does everyone these days assume that just because a company is Russian they’re tools of the Kremlin out to destroy America? Same thing with China. Red Scare 2.0 is nuts.

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Armsbend

That is fine. Why take the chance on Wild Terra? This game felt like a shell whose goal couldn’t possibly be fun. No one, and I mean that literally, could have ever considered this game fun – against any game made the past 20 years. I am not being subjective about this.

so what was the goal of this game? Why did it exist? Why will this new one exist?

I can tell you with all of the certainty I can muster – it isn’t to entertain the maximum amount of people as possible.

China and Russia cannot possibly win hearts and minds through traditional forms of propaganda. That battle has been won by the west’s overarching ownership of most forms of media. What does that leave them? Games and the internet – more of a wild west where people barely pay attention. Do you every wonder why Tencent buys with seemingly endless amounts of funds – with hardly a care about the dollars and cents from a business perspective? I do. I wonder about it a lot.

Reader
Sorenthaz

Pretty sure Tencent has its hands in many media organizations as well now. They definitely have a hand in Hollywood now and possibly Netflix as well.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
squid

So the goal of the game is to hack the couple hundred people who download it? You don’t think that’d be better done with a proper game made by a larger company? Four guys building a game and doing PR with not-great English doesn’t really scream international espionage.

K38FishTacos
Reader
K38FishTacos

The Chinese Communist Party is an enemy of humanity. That’s not to say Russia or America are blameless, but the CCP is a threat and I hope to see Xi hang before I die.

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Armsbend

Dern.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
squid

Your Social Credit score has decreased.

Reader
3dom

> a sequel with better graphics and new mechanics

Hopefully, a much better graphics and mechanics. Lack of auto-attack in WT felt like I’m playing 90s games again.