EUO: Free Online Adventureosity
I'll be getting into the Space Week! theme soon, but I've been playing a load of distinctly un-Space Week! indie games over the weekend which I want to blog about. The Developer of EUO dropped me a line to tell that, as of April 5th, he's been running his free Online RPG for Five (Count 'em!) years and has all manner of cheery events like 5x XP, DM run events and general prizes. I'll probably plug it then, assuming I remember and don't get confused by booze + 4 versus games journalists. Having played a few levels, it's probably best described as what Ultima Online would be like if they decided to go Online circa Ultima 4. As well as those who like an intimate retro adventure, it's also worth noting that its training island is a good introduction to Rogue-like-controls for those of you who are too intimidated by all that ASCII. You can download the tiny client here, the reference manual's here and an irrelevant link to the Pixies' Into the White is here.
(Actually, it's vaguely Space Themed, so it ties into SPACE WEEK!)