Book of Travels Reveals 30 Minutes of New Gameplay
The “tiny multiplayer online” Indian RPG Book of Travels is designed to offer a quieter alternative to the epic fantasy adventures of most MMOs.
Most RPGs, and most MMORPGs in particular, have long stuck to a popular set of narrative and gameplay tropes over the years: high-fantasy settings, epic storylines about good and evil, and gameplay loops where it’s all about To build characters through combat. That’s what defines the indie title Travel book So interesting that it eschews much of what gamers associate with massively multiplayer online gaming.
After a successful Kickstarter last year, developers Might and Delight shared a first look at an early build of the game in action, highlighting a lot that sets it apart from most MMOs. Described as a TMO or “tiny online multiplayer role-playing game,” Book of Travels puts players in a far quieter world than that of World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy 14, which players can explore freely without the quests and linear storylines that traditionally guide them through their adventure.
Another interesting variety is the game’s character creation system. Here character creation is based less on classes and statistics than on things like background and personality, with players being able to choose various positive and negative traits that offer unique advantages and obstacles. Multiplayer also has its own unique twists and turns, as players can only communicate through symbols and emotes, rather than conventional voice chat.
There is also a level system based on the number of skill slots a player has, the skills players learn from characters in the world, and the battles that can have a “dramatic impact” on their own character, and Book of Travels is doing well. While the project is still in its infancy, it is very likely that the game will provide one of the newest MMO experiences in years with its emphasis on walking and role-playing over conflict and loops.
Travel book is scheduled for an early start to PC access in 2021.
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Source: PC Gamer
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