(Footage of early Alpha build)
If you’ve been on the hunt for a post-apocalyptic MMORPG for some time now and been disappointed by the slim pickings out there, perhaps you should keep an eye on Skies, EFORB’s Kickstarter hopeful. We’ve confirmed with EFORB that the title will be free-to-play upon release and are a bit intrigued by some of the ideas expressed on the game’s Kickstarter page.
Taking place in the years between 2150-2170, Skies paints a dark picture of civilization thrown into chaos through a series of events that leave planet Earth and its inhabitants fighting for something as simple as a drink of clean water. Combat is to be expected in this type of “look out for number one” environment and a first-person shooter type of gameplay is EFORB’s vision.
More intriguing than combat though is EFORB’s idea behind a truly player driven experience. The story isn’t linear, if your player isn’t intelligent and isn’t cautious of how they interact with others you could find yourself locked out of various actions. The environment itself (all 8 square kilometers to start) is full of secret locations. Players can even create their own economy and businesses through a number of more “complicated” economic systems.
EFORB has also committed to a player developed atmosphere stating that they want to bring players in early, as fast as within 30 days of successful funding.
It’s certainly an ambitious project with some interesting ideas on the table. We’ll have to see how the internet supports the idea of Skies though and keep an eye on their Kickstarter.