One of the biggest MMO-ish Kickstarters of 2018 was Temtem, a Pokemon-esque “massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure” (MMCCA?) that pulled in more than half a million dollars in crowdfunds. And unlike so many Kickstarter projects, it didn’t just piss away that money and vanish! No sir. It pushed into alpha last year, and then this year, it hit Steam early access. Full launch is still slated for next year on all the platforms, including the Switch, but in the meantime, Crema Games has officially rolled it out to early access fans on PS5. Yes, that’s PS5, not PS4.
The PlayStation blog has a massive guide for folks just getting started in the game, with notes on all the starting critters, why smoke bombs and balms are your friend, how to keep your pets happy, and how to juggle the stamina system to emerge victorious in battle. Oh, and if you’re wondering, it calls the game a “massively-multiplayer online experience.” MMOE? We give up. Just know that if you are angling to play right now, you’re paying almost $40 for early access.