tug

Official Site: TUG (The Untitled Game)
Studio: Nerd Kingdom
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Fantasy Survival Sandbox
Business Model: Steam Early Access
Platform: PC

The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel addicted to MMOs or entrapped by compulsive gameplay mechanics?

MOP reader Alex recently wrote to us about the ongoing conversation sparked by WHO's controversial and not particularly well-supported "gaming disorder" classification, hoping...
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The Daily Grind: Have you backed any MMO Kickstarters that you deeply regret?

Yesterday, as our writers were shaking their heads over Star Citizen's latest shenanigans, Eliot cracked a joke about how having backed the game...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2018

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Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s new website and private concierge event (January 6, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen devs gave a first look at game's brand-new website, which is due to launch later in...

What’s going on with Nerd Kingdom’s TUG?

Despite promises earlier this year that both communication and development would be ramping up, TUG seems to have fallen into a well...

CCP is working on ‘a new and highly ambitious MMORPG’

Even with massive downsizing and the end of its virtual reality ambitions, CCP hasn't quite thrown in the towel just yet. One of our...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2018?

I didn't back a single video game in 2017, which is a first for me. The year before, I backed Hero's Song, and...

Stephan Frost’s Nexon project gains former Amazon gameplay engineer

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Massively Overthinking: Alone together vs. forced grouping in MMORPGs

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Crowfall gets ready to begin testing its campaign system

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Cryptic announces brand-new Magic: The Gathering MMORPG

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Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s Star Kitten, Project Gorgon’s gorgeousness (April 22, 2017)

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The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to multiplayer survival sandboxes

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Tamriel Infinium: Battlegrounds will change Elder Scrolls Online PvP forever

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Make My MMO: Crowfall’s crafting, RUiN’s Kickstarter, Ashes of Creation’s gameplay (March 4, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we sent MOP's Matt Daniel into Crowfall, from which he emerged with many opinions on the state of the...

TUG outlines its roadmap, aims to have ‘core gameplay’ in place for summer

You might be hearing more about TUG in the near future, as the team said that it will be increasing its communication...
Hello again.

Massively Overthinking: Is the MMORPG genre taking a much-needed breather?

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Make My MMO: Smed’s new studio, Camelot’s beta, and Elite’s Holo-Me (February 18, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we did a retrospective on why crowdfunded MMOARPG Hero's Song failed. It's almost as if Justin knew (cue spooky music)...
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What in the world happened to TUG?

TUG, better known as The Untitled Game, burst onto the scene in May of 2013 with a Kickstarter, which didn't elicit the...

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