Temtem ramps up for its early access launch with an anime-style launch trailer

    
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Stress testing is over and today marks the official early access launch of Temtem, the critter collecting MMO in the style of Pokemon, and what better way to hype up your game then with a full-blown anime opening sequence?

The folks at Crema Studios have hired Madrid-based Sunshine Animation Studio to put together a straight-up anime OP for the game full of all of the tropes you love. Slow pans of the baddies? Check. Action shots of critters fighting? Yep. A bubbly song about fighting challengers and overcoming obstacles? Done. It’s some extremely good stuff, as you can witness below.

Temtem is set to arrive this Tuesday, January 21st, at 1:00 p.m. EST, so make sure you’ve got your Humble Store or Steam “Buy” button clicking finger ready. But before then, bask in the magnificence of that launch video and check out our prior reporting below.

sources: YouTube, Twitter
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Aaaand it’s live!

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Mewmew

I felt like snagging the game, so I got it. Small download, should be ready to play fast!

“Temtem is temporarily at capacity. You will join the game in the order you connected.

Your place in the queue: 4,973”

Oh, uh, yay :P

It’s good that it’s popular and all, guess I shouldn’t complain. For some reason I wasn’t going into it knowing there’d be queues so I was just surprised. I guess I wasn’t really sure what kind of game it was other than a popular Pokemon-esque type with good reviews so far.

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Mewmew

And wow is the server chugging under the load! It’s a turn based game, and it is taking 35-45 seconds after inputting a single command for it to actually execute… And every item you’re given, every door you go through, about 30 seconds heh…

I do know that these things happen at MMORPG openings, it’s why I normally skip them and don’t play for a few days at least. They’re definitely overwhelmed at the moment! I’m a bit perturbed since I wanted to play, but I understand so I can’t really be mad.

Ooh and as I was writing this the game just disconnected and did an update and is currently running very lag free. I think that’s because I forced Steam to find the update quickly by verfying the cache and got back on before most people were able to re-connect, however :D (the update wasn’t ready when it disconnected us).

Though if it stays like this I’ll be pretty psyched, will just have to play a while and see. If not I’ll just try back every day or so until the server is under less stress, no biggie really, but still wanted to pass the information on.

*Edit – Was definitely because I got the patch quick haha :D As more and more people get it it’s going back to the long periods of time between anything :D

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

Also, it got its share of bugs. Not really unexpected for an early access game, but it can become frustrating.

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Alberto

How are they Not getting sued? LOL ..that said I will try it if its not designed for 8 year olds…

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Pepperzine

Nintendo does not own the rights to capturing creatures. Nintendo does not own the rights to turn based combat. Nintendo does not own the rights to an isometric type graphic style.

Getting the pattern? They can’t own these concepts. Nintendo is sue happy, if they had a leg to stand on they’d already be in litigation, but they don’t.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

My thoughts exactly. If Nintendo had seen and even slight chance of make a case to sue it, they would already have done that.

Considering the huge amount of money they made on the Kickstarter, I doubt the legal team at Nintendo didn’t heard of them already, and considering Humble Bundle is publishing it, I’m confident on betting that they’re safe.

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laelgon

That is… aggressively Pokemon. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with giving people more of the thing they enjoy, so long as the creators are being honest about it. Not going to earn them any awards for creative vision, but if it’s a fun game that provides a Pokemon MMO experience, that’s alright.

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Armsbend

I have trouble playing games that steal so many original ideas under the guise of “inspired by”.

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camren_rooke

Despite being a heathen socialist I still remember my learning.

Ecclesiastes 1:9.

“That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.

And I bet Solomon cribbed that line.

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Armsbend

That’s just a convenient excuse made by lazy, uninspired people who really shouldn’t have a place for any gamer, reader, music/art lover. Original sounds, painting, game ideas are created all of the time. I guess it’s fine people can create these, as long as they can barely avoid copywrite laws, I just don’t see why it should be getting more attention than the original.
You can make a collect em all cute monster game without a professor, without a team rocket named something else, with picking one of three, without finding them in the grass, etc forever.

I have no problem with people actually being inspired by Pokemon, it is one of my all time fav games, but to rip it off almost to the letter just doesn’t deserve much attention from me.

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Nathan Aldana

You can, sure.

But if you;re marketing an MMO explicitly to Pokemon fans you’re gonna have to have what theyre gonna want.

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cykelbud

Then better not play WoW.

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Mewmew

Considering the vast majority of games made today are inspired by those that came before them and that very few are original, I’m guessing you play very few games?

Yes, this game is closer to Pokemon than most monster catchers. Though I’m thinking of other titles and how close most of the games are to each other in each specific genre and can’t really complain.

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Armsbend

It isn’t true. I see a vast difference in say Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon. Massive similarities? of course. Complete rip offs, including art style and specific concepts? No.

Opinion I suppose. Nintendo will sue them into oblivion if they find cause or need. I fully support Gamefreak if they decide to do so. I would – with the full force of the law.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

They would lose. “Inspired by” looks exactly what happened here, and The Pokémon Company would find hard to collect evidence to sue since everything was made from the ground up and also improved with some systems that aren’t even existent on the Pokemon games.

You could also see it by yourself if you choose to play it one day. Or not, that’s your choice.