Posts Tagged ‘Sandbox’

See Lifeless Stream This Weekend

(Editor’s note: This article would be a whole lot more helpful with a link to the Livestream. Here it is.) The zombie sandbox craze continues to live on, just like the zombies that inhabit the worlds. Rigid Studios is a Sweden-based independent developer looking to jump on board with their own spin on the genre, […]

H1Z1 My Evil Ways E3 Trailer

Sony Online Entertainment has released the latest trailer for H1Z1, titled ‘My Evil Ways.’ The animations look a little chunky and are more than likely unfinished. The video explains that H1Z1 will be released in early access on Steam, as well as being released on PS4. Sony’s E3 press conference later today will offer more […]

MMOrning Shots: Village of Heroes

Today’s MMOrning Shot comes to us from Mad Otter Games, whose free to play title Villagers & Heroes is now available on Steam. Players are encouraged to cooperate in this MMO with player-created towns and sandbox-style crafting. How do the towns work, you ask? The towns of Villagers and Heroes are not merely set-pieces. They […]

I Don’t Think Divergence Is A Serious Game

Divergence Online is the next up and coming hardcore indie sandbox, and you can go ahead and stop reading there if you are as tired of that sentence as I am. Maybe it is the four years of writing MMO Fallout that has made me jaded, but when I hear about an indie hardcore sandbox […]

Sandboxing: Punishment Vs Consequences

Consequence and punishment are two words that sound interchangeable, however knowing the difference between the two is important to working with your customers and making a more enjoyable environment to play in. To put it short and simple, a consequence is a mixture of positive and negative and a punishment is just negative. Punishments exist […]

Darkfall Introducing Auction House

Auction houses are terrible, at least that’s what the hardcore sandbox community tells me, because it just isn’t a real sale unless you’ve walked a hundred miles uphill through the snow with everyone and their brother attacking you along the way to steal your goods. And who doesn’t want to put up with that on […]

ArcheAge Heading Free In Korea

This news is either very encouraging or very disheartening depending on where you stand on the whole subscription vs free to play debate. MMO Culture is our main source for following what MMO companies are doing overseas, and they are incredibly reliable for picking up on updates before they come over to the west. In […]

Greed Monger Is Back On UNITY

Greed Monger is the upcoming sandbox MMO being created by Electric Crow Games and the subject of a very successful Kickstarter project just a few months ago. Originally set on the UNITY engine, at some point the folks at Electric Crow Games decided to switch over to the HERO engine, which many of you will […]

Eve Online: Odyssey Coming June 4th

When it comes to MMOs, you don’t get much more massive than Eve Online. Launched ten years ago, CCP has grown its hardcore sci-fi title with over five hundred thousand subscribers battling for control over nearly eight thousand solar systems. As part of its service, Eve Online has consistently been the target of numerous free […]

Permanent Death For Everquest Next? John Smedley Likes It

[Update] That was fast. Permanent death is not coming to Everquest Next, circa Dave Georgeson. [Original Story] We already know that Sony wants Everquest Next to be the largest sandbox MMO in history, but how do they feel about permanent death? Positively, if a Tweet today by John Smedley is anything to consider. We like permadeath […]

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