Galaxies of Eden is a new sandbox MMORPG with all the Star Wars Galaxies trappings

    
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So here’s a new MMO that just landed in our inbox: It’s called Galaxies of Eden, and studio MIR Cybernetics Corporation is billing it as an Unreal Engine “social sandbox” with everything from housing and vendors skills to dancing and character customization and a player-run economy. It doesn’t exactly say it’s paying homage to Star Wars Galaxies, but the influences from it – as well as Defiance and SWTOR – are obvious.

“Galaxies of Eden is a modern social sandbox MMORPG where players will be able to venture forth as adventurers, industrialist, or even as artists and build their own communities. Players will be able to customize every aspect of their character’s appearance, build player cities, craft anything from weapons and vehicles to houses and furniture. Community driven gameplay is meticulously designed to make the players an integral part of the game. Players will be encouraged to grow their own communities, adventure and socialize with other players.”

Launch skills include Juggernaut, Combat Medic, Sharpshooter, Nanotech, Armorsmith, Architect, Weaponsmith, Surveyor, Vehicle Engineer, and Artist, with the Diplomat skill clocking in as a passive skill.

“Our current goal is to release the Alpha version by early 2022,” the Toronto-based indie studio says – ambitious indeed. “[The g]ame is expected to match with our vision around post-release second year,” with 600 players per server to eventually be increased to 1000, along with spaceships and PvP, though it’ll be consensual-only.

MIR also hints at a supporter system, though the website isn’t asking for money just yet: “We’re eager to reward our early alpha players by letting them keep 80% of their active & passive skills and bring it to release. We hope that this system will let our early supporters enjoy a quick start to their journey when Galaxies of Eden gets released.” It’ll be one for indie MMO fans to watch, particularly since it’s promising no pay-to-win as well as no paid cosmetics.

Source: Press release, official site
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rk70534

The name seems to hark back not only to Star Wars Galaxies, but also to EVE Online with its New Eden…

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Rndomuser

Some random indie company, freshly registered, with unknown number of people (and not hiring any additional people) and unknown funding sources, are developing a fully functional MMORPG. And they are already planning to release Alpha next year. Yea… I already know this will not be a popular MMORPG, this will at best attract a few dozens of extremely naive fans for few months then will be closed shortly after official release or sooner than that due to lack of profitability.

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HolyAvengerOne

Well, given that they’re not asking for any money, and that we don’t know anything about them, it costs nothing to wait and see. Are they likely to succeed? Heck no, odds are super low, but the ticket is free.

Not sure why they’d get the a rock thrown at them by default, seems needlessly a tad harsh to me.

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Rndomuser

It’s not harsh, I’m just being a realist, who already got bitten by trusting another indie company (City State Entertainment) which is being run by dishonest, incompetent person who has lost all of the touch with reality, as well as watching many other indie companies failing to produce popular and profitable products. And no, this new company is not asking for money yet, that still doesn’t change what I have observed about them and what will be the most likely outcome for their product based on my observation.

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Fisty

I’m trying to see the spot where they took SWG and improved it. I’m not seeing it. It looks a bit generic right now. The player city example looked as bad as SWG, without roads or sidewalks, or at least driven dirt, it just looks silly as hell. UI is pretty cringe, bad fonts. I hope this is all just early stuff and they aren’t planning on us buying this right now, in hopes that one day they’ll get to it. I’m tired of hoping for a new sandbox that ticks the boxes. Damn that all sounded pretty negative.

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Rndomuser

Damn that all sounded pretty negative.

No, it sounded pretty rational and sober.

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Fisty

I am anything but sober sir, you take that back!

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Bruno Brito

Gimme a slice of that beer.

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HolyAvengerOne

Not really. If anyone’s played OG SWG, their trailer is practically listing its features. It’s damn apparent if you know about it. If you came in SWG post-NGE, well, then yeah, I can see why you can’t see it.

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Toy Clown

Sign me the heck up for this one! Or at least on the watch list. I want to see how this shapes up.

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Ken from Chicago

That might as well called it Galaxies of BREEden. This seems precisely the kind of sandboxy mmo that’s more than a murder hobo theme park that a certain EIC has been clamoring for years for. 🤔👍🤣

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laelgon

I’m intrigued. Animations look kind of clunky but that’s not a dealbreaker as long as the actual gameplay and UI is smooth. I know people love SWG, myself included, but that UX is terrible by modern standarda so I’d hate to see it repeated out of nostalgia.

Honestly the biggest thing that gives me confidence is their target server size. That low number means they know they’re making a niche product, which means they aren’t trying to make yet another overly ambitious sandbox MMO for Everyone. It’s clear who their audience is and what features they need to nail to make those players happy.

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Gipfeli

very interested!

please don’t be the repopulation 2…

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Ardra Diva

attention to detail in the character creator, cosmetics, and QOL features will determine if it succeeds or fails I think, for what I believe their target audience to be.

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Ken from Chicago

It’s funny but I think that it’s lack of attention to detail in character creator and cosmetics that gives it a better chance. The more realistic it looks that more players expect. By going with a more stylized look, it lightens the load on the game because it’s not trying to look like the next STAR CITIZEN, BLACK DESERT or even ELITE DANGEROUS. If it gets up NO MAN’S SKY at launch, that would be impressive.

Plus, the more retro look has a certain appeal to an … older demographic … (if I may borrow a term from another topic of discussion). 🤣

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PanagiotisLial1

It does have some Anarchy Online vibes too

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Kanbe

Good talk and it has my interest. Just remind me in a few years when there’s something to see and then maybe my wallet will come out.