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Author’s note: In the time since this article was originally published, the game has been renamed Monster Crown. It is set to launch on Steam on July 31st. It’s likely that many of you reading this have played Pokémon. The ubiquitous monster-taming series is somewhat of worldwide phenomenon. However, despite its popularity, one aspect of the series’ core gameplay that’s always been a bit lacking is that of its breeding system. No matter what Pokémon…

Legends of Equestria is an upcoming fan-made MMORPG based on the My Little Pony franchise. It will allow players to become a colt or filly from one of three races, explore an open world, earn one of six Talent Marks, fight their way through dungeons, and more. The Open Access release was originally scheduled to go live on August 19th, but was delayed to September 10th due to a cyberattack that occurred on July 5th.…

Weaves of Fate is an indie SRPG created by sole developer Tom Kingston. The game follows Thanatos, the embodiment of death, and several other characters as they try to stop a demon invasion that has been brought on by humanity’s attempts to make time travel a reality. I recently had a chance to sit down with Kingston to discuss the game’s inspirations, its development process, and plans for the future of the Weaves of Fate…

Sky Knights is a new aerial MOBA that’s currently in Early Access. The game eschews much of the traditional MOBA format, but does retain a team-based nature featuring planes with varying roles, upgrades that are purchased during matches, and primary objectives. As players pilot planes, rather than take control of a specific character, it also features a much faster pace than more traditional MOBAs and a unique system of having to land properly at your…

Batch 17 is exactly the kind of game that I like hearing about: an ambitious passion project that is going well. The online third-person shooter has come a long way since it first showed up on Greenlight and is set for release later this year. With that in mind, I recently sat down with Lead Developer Benjamin McCallister of Baffled Media to take a tour of the game’s first level and discuss it in some…

Hammercoin is an action MMORPG, developed by MEGO, that features a Bitcoin-powered economy. In it, players are tasked with completing various objectives in order to take back maps from monsters that have invaded them. As they complete more objectives, they will unlock more maps. I recently had the chance to sit down with Producer Cristián González to talk about the game in some detail. We discussed what inspired the game’s world structure, the possibility of player-created…

Interviewer’s note: The answers provided have been edited for clarity. Ancient Cities is an upcoming city builder created by Uncasual Games. Players begin the game by building a Neolithic-era village, discovering more technology, interacting with other cities through systems of diplomacy and trade, defending against raids and natural disasters, and more. It boasts several deep gameplay systems, including a fully simulated ecosystem and the simulation of various the attributes and knowledge of individual citizens, as…

The Underground King is a humorous upcoming racing management game created by Alex Nae and Alex Nechita. In it, you hire low-lives to compete in street races for you, driving rickety cars that include vans with boards over their windows and rickshaws. Races take place in a side-scrolling format; success relies heavily upon correctly timing the use of your abilities. As you win races and obtain better parts for your cars, you must slowly work…