After a cryptic tease on the newly created @TroveGame Twitter account Wednesday, Trion Worlds officially revealed their newest project, Trove. The free-to-play game is described as “an open-ended voxel adventure through countless realms filled with quests, chests, and enemies great and small,” the game will offer procedurally generated voxel-based worlds with exploration, combat, crafting, and building.

It makes sense that Trion would go in this direction. Before returning as Trion’s CEO, Scott Hartsman famously said that the content-development system for online gaming was “broken,” and having something different from the usual “patch every few months” that players quickly tire of is right up their alley.

It’s also a clear continuation of the trend in gaming started by games like Minecraft and Cube World, and, eventually, EverQuest Next. Voxels and procedurally generated worlds are gaming’s new buzzwords these days, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more such games in the next few years. Whether that will be a good thing or not remains to be seen.

Trion is “launching Trove in alpha,” which we suppose means that access will be granted to select players as soon as a reasonably stable build is available. You can sign up for the game at the Trove site.

What do you think? Does Trove look like something you’re interested in trying?

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  1. james on November 19, 2013

    and another note to make this game you only need 2 people not a whole team. they said that on there live stream last Friday.

  2. Donut0324 on November 18, 2013

    Everyone has to stop calling it a Minecraft clone. It has its own differences and similarities. This happens to every game after Minecraft came out.

  3. Bic Boi on November 18, 2013

    Moar voxels huh? New trend everybody! Watch for 27 more voxel-based games in the next 4 years!

    • OMGFrogz on November 19, 2013

      Okay then..First it was MoBa’s and now it’s Voxels.. What’s next, a Voxel MoBa? OH wait… Hmm… Wait..That sounds pretty neat, create our own maps…. BUT NO! Next thing you know we’re gonna have voxel side-scrollers, voxel sports, voxel racing, heck why not a voxel voxel.

      • Bic Boi on November 23, 2013

        You put the voxels IN the voxels! Holy shit! Revolutionary idea! Patent that!

  4. ExHuman on November 18, 2013

    Although I have nothing against 2d puzzle platformers, this looks like 3D port of some 32bit game to me. Human eye is not designed to tolerate this for long time.
    The whole idea of exploring and creating environment is cool though.

  5. mr jodedor on November 18, 2013

    cube world+ minecraft not is original already use that idea

  6. Anon on November 18, 2013

    Lost me at Trion.
    Their record so far isn’t too great. They just don’t seem to have what it takes to make a solid game.

  7. scorcher23 on November 17, 2013

    is this game going to be free?

    • ChrisHateZ on November 19, 2013

      Read the article before asking a question that’s already answered there. Yes it will be f2p.

  8. rsdiver on November 17, 2013

    looks like a cubeworld ripoff :/ … i am not going to support this

  9. lolgonewrong on November 16, 2013

    Just because a game has blocks
    its a minecraft copy
    Kids learn what your talking about before posting
    minecraft is a survival game

    • Ty on November 16, 2013

      about time someone said it

    • Razer on November 18, 2013

      Not only that, but Minecraft’s concepts were borrowed from Infiniminer and Dwarf Fortress. That said, I have yet to see why anyone that already owns at least one of the 80 gillion block survival games should be interested in this. The games already existing in the genre aren’t expensive and you can at least play them with peace in mind, knowing that you’re not being subjected to endless nickel & diming.

  10. legend 1 on November 16, 2013

    its a rip of of cube world which is a rip off of mincraft which is a ripoff of halo 3 YES I SAID IT minecraft is a rip off of halo 3;s forge mode which is a ripoff of quake which is a ripoff of counter strike which is a ripoff of pong its like ripoffception.

    on the other hand though if this was in the bible it would be like and pong begat space invaders which bagat the 8 bit era which begat the 16 bit era who had two children and took them to tony’s pizza,not the one on 59th and hoffstetter, the good one,which begat XD

    • iman on November 16, 2013

      cubeworld is nothin like minecraft
      and virtual tennis came out before pong

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  11. unmarked on November 16, 2013

    cube world knock off

  12. Sad on November 16, 2013

    I was excited at first after reading the title of this article.

    I imagined an adventure game centered around exploring procedurally generated dungeons, ruins and castles whose entrances would randomly appear in the world and players would co-operatively enter and defeat the monsters within.

    Something like Realm of the Mad God but in 3D.

    Where you go questing for loot and gear in these dungeons and then return to town to buy, trade, sell and upgrade.

    Extreme disappointment is what I got after watching the video.

    What theyre doing is nothing new.

    Just another Minecraft server with even worse looking graphics.

  13. Huntcameron on November 16, 2013

    Lol, all the Minecraft noobs: “Has blocks (Voxel based) so its just another Minecraft”…

    • Monsier Derpy on November 16, 2013

      The game looks ALOT like Cube World and reminds of the War Z. The War Z ‘piggy-backed’ on Day-Z’s success, and seems like ‘Trove’ is doing the same thing to ‘Cube World’.

  14. iman on November 15, 2013

    like cubeworld but not as good looking

  15. ThcMonkee on November 15, 2013

    This looks almost indentical to Cubeworld. While making a voxel based mmo might be a new thing, the market is just saturated with minecraft clones, some improve on the formula, some simply copy the highlights. Regardless whether it be a singleplayer, multiplayer or an mmo for a game to find it’s place in this genre, it would need to evolve the creation part of the gameplay. Like being able to animate our creations and give them AI, instead of just making statues and houses.

    Statues are cool and all, but we have the other 126 voxel based games to make statues in, we don’t need another one.

    Atleast that’s my opinion.

  16. Golgo28 on November 15, 2013

    The real question is can Trion handle another failed game.They still haven’t come close to breaking even on defiance.And rift doesn’t make enough money to cover more losses of defiance proportions.I sense more lay offs at trion after this game releases.

  17. capoe on November 15, 2013

    Gonna say that is a low blow on the guy who made minecraft/just sayin

  18. capoe on November 15, 2013

    Looks cool,but why just copy and paste minecraft? Why not have better gfx?

    • Semaru on November 16, 2013

      Cause it would require the gaming computers 10-20 or more years from now to create and run one.

      • lazy on November 17, 2013

        because you don’t know what the fk voxels are that’s why XD, minecraft is made out of polygons.. voxels are like… 3d points.. which happen to be cubes… they have vertex based colors

        • Nahiko on November 20, 2013

          Everquest next is a great example of you being wrong- we just need better algorithms rather then new hardware

  19. Jooq on November 15, 2013

    This “Minecraft” theme became boring for me. Ace of Spades, guncraft, whatever…all that kinds of sh*t.

    • Ty on November 16, 2013

      just because there is blocks doesn’t mean it’s minecraft

    • ChrisHateZ on November 19, 2013

      This is more like Cube World and not Minecraft. It will be focused more on killing mobs, doing quests and stuff, where minecraft is more focused on crafting and building.

  20. konnik on November 15, 2013