Snail Games Announces Sandbox MMO Dark And Light

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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Developer and publisher Snail Games is adding a new sandbox MMO to their roster. The free-to-play PC game, titled Dark and Light, was revealed at the ChinaJoy expo in Shanghai. The game, which has been in production since 2004, boasts a 40,000 square-kilometer world.

Built on the UE4 engine, Light and Dark is developed in such a way that all of the game's systems -- weather, wildlife, plants and more -- are integrated to the point that a change in one will impact the other. Since the game's original introduction, the developers have made a significant amount of changes, adding improvements to visual fidelity and changes to the game world -- including more fantasy elements such as sorcerers. Interestingly, there are also aliens.

While the game was originally billed as a pay to play game, it's possible that the time that has expired while making and readjusting the game may result in a free-to-play model upon release. However, all we know for certain is that a game many may have worried was dead is definitely far from it.

More information on Dark and Light is available on the official Facebook page.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (13)

KaiLuvsChu 6 years ago
Seriously guys, have you ever maybe thought that not everyone wants to listen to you being so negative? Snail games may have made mistakes in the past, but this is a fresh game and a fresh start. Stop complaining about a game that no one has even played yet! Did your mums never tell you to try something before you say you hate it?

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max 6 years ago
it looks promising as long as it has no resplendence to dragons prophet .
like riders of icarus looked so much like dragons prophet i did not even bother to install it .
dragons prophet was weaponized ebola to the mmo world .

Deathloche 6 years ago
Snail Games Born to Dream... of ripping gamers off

Todoran 6 years ago
hmmmm interesting 12 years? :)))))))))

-GG- TheSecondJoker 6 years ago
I don't know much about these dudes but sandbox mmos is one of my favorite game genres and it looks cool so far

HETA 6 years ago
The Snail Game part ruined it.

KaiLuvsChu 6 years ago
wow looks stunning

Roy Singha 6 years ago
Game and Graphics looks awesome :D

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ASA 6 years ago
I'm tempted to try this game but I really don't wanna use snail games USA's servers they are crap compared to their asian counterpart. So if this game comes to snail games I'll try it but I refuse to try it on snail games USA's servers.


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