With this week’s announcement of the collapse of Chronicles of Elyria’s studio and development, you can bet that there are a whole lot of fans feeling adrift and distraught (not to mention angry at the loss of their invested dollars). The timing couldn’t be any more ripe for another studio with an indie and unorthodox approach to swoop in and try to scoop up those players — which is just what Catnip Games did yesterday.
“Let us know if there is anything we can do to help,” Catnip said on Twitter to Soulbound Studios and the Elyrian community. “Happy to find your players a home in Shroud of the Avatar. Working on something for new players who might be joining us. New release tomorrow and free-to-play and free row and village lots!”
Catnip also tweeted that it is preparing a bonus event to help players “stay home and be safe” amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This event will involve resetting the main storyline, additional item rewards, and upping the quest experience bonus to a boggling 12x rate.