Posts Tagged ‘The Repopulation’

The Repopulation Still Not Quite Ready For Populating

By Jim Rossignol on October 31st, 2013.


No, sci-fi sandbox MMO The Repopulation is not out yet, it’s still in its alpha stage of development – which you can apply for here – but it has released a video with a bunch more game footage, which you can see below. We’ve been keeping an eye on this game for a while now, not least because it promises some freeform MMORPGing. The tri-faction PvP structure allows players to join a third faction which they can use to form “rogue nations”, complete with player built structures, and even player-owned cities. I will be fascinated to see how (and if) this works out.

Anyway, take a look at the trailer because the game is starting to look pretty handsome.
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The Repopulation Is About To Get Populated

By Jim Rossignol on June 29th, 2012.

Space Geoff had an appointment at the clinic.
Super-ambitious sandbox MMO The Repopulation has raised a bit of cash on Kickstarter, and that’s helping to propel them forward into their alpha test. The game is intent on doing things a little differently, allowing players to mess about crafting and building bases, and not just questing and all that usual MMO fare. Being set on an alien planet where human forces are struggling against both the locals and each other, it’s looking disturbingly like doomed sci-fi MMOs Earthrise and Tabula Rasa, but perhaps these chaps can get it right. They’re only a small team, and taking on something vast, so they could do with your help – assuming, that is, that an open-ended space MMO with both PvE and PvP possibilities actually grabs your interest. Sign up for the alpha test just here.

Trailer south of here.
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Will We Populate The Repopulation?

By Jim Rossignol on September 28th, 2011.

The name suggests it should be a game about... y'know *repopulating*?
Above and Beyond Technologies have announced the existence of a new MMO, dubbed The Repopulation. It’s powered by off-the-shelf MMO system Hero Engine and is described by its creators like this: “You begin your adventure as a second generation clone colonist on the planet of Rhyldan, with mankind on the verge of extinction, and in the midst of a civil war. We’ve taken a fresh look at every feature of the Massive Multiplayer genre, with an eye on revolution, rather than evolution. The end result is a unique feature set aimed towards old school fans and new players alike.” Hmm! So what sort of unique features? Well, “Hybrid approach which blends Sandbox and Theme Park mechanics.” That sounds promisingish. “City building system allows Nations to form their own cities complete with Walls, Turrets, Harveters, Workshops, Houses, and other forms of structures geared towards benefiting the owning character, or the City as a whole.” More interesting! “Be rewarded for your travel through the exploration system.” That’s interesting, too.

“Pre-alpha” video, below. It certainly looks like a sci-fi MMO.
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