Posts Tagged ‘MONO’

Dieselpunk Disquiet: Insomnia Kickstarts

By Adam Smith on November 8th, 2013.

I briefly mentioned online RPG Insomnia when it first came to my attention a couple of weeks ago but now that the project’s Kickstarter campaign has started, it’s worth revisiting. Studio MONO are eager to point out the differences between a massively multiplayer roleplaying game and their game, which is online but not from the same mould as WOW and its ilk. If it all comes together as planned, it seems like it’ll have the strengths of a single player game, including scripted and procedural quests, alongside larger events involving more than sixty players. The art design, described as ‘dieselpunk’, is lovely, in a rusted and charred sort of way. Do make sure to look at the team photos. Lead developer Anatoliy Guyduk is terrifying.

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Sleep Between The Stars: InSomnia

By Adam Smith on October 28th, 2013.

Everyone at RPS suffers from insomnia once in a while, or at least we all spend the early hours of every Tuesday morning clutching bedclothes tightly around our chests, in the grip of a sweat colder than a British summer, wondering if rolling our eyes at Call of Duty is an actual job. It’s natural to assume that a game that goes by the name Insomnia would be a survival horror game about such acts of lonely introspection but the trailer and press release for the first project from Russian studio MONO reveal something entirely different. It’s an online RPG with tactical combat and procedurally generated sandbox elements, set on a generation ship of sorts. The video is a demonstration of the tech and setting rather than an exposition-packed chunk of narrative.

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