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wurm online

2 years ago

Wurm Online 1.3 update adds bees and beer

When Brendan recently visited Wurm Online, he found that the long-running fantasy MMO appeared to be on its last legs. In a world of structures built by players, most areas were deserted and decaying. That's a real shame, because I had great experiences in Wurm Online back around 2010, and it remains an interesting game today. Good news, then! Version 1.3 was just released and…

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Feature: The kid who would be king

Ridealong: The Last King Of Wurm Online

Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, the 13-year-old urchin of Wurm Online who swore to become King and lived up to the oath. The man arrives, riding a white horse and clad in splendid armour. When I hover my mouse over the man, his username is…

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3 years ago

Minecraft Precusor Wurm Brings New Version To Steam

Wurm Online [official site] is the sandbox MMO co-founded by one Markus Persson back in 2003, but he left in 2007 to pursue other interests. You might have heard of one of them. While he hasn't been involved for years, you don't have to look far to see shared DNA in Wurm and Minecraft: Java-based, building-focused survival in an open world, where everything but the…

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4 years ago

Feature: Virtual Barn Raising

It Takes A Village: Wurm Online And The Value Of Tedium

Wurm Online is a tedious game. Even now, when open world survival, player-driven multiplayer, and fantasy-world frontiers are in vogue, the game is off-puttingly obtuse. For starters, every action is performed via context-sensitive right-click menus. Want to chop down a tree? Right-click and click 'chop' on it twenty times. Want to do anything with that felled trunk? Then right-click on it twenty times more to…

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5 years ago

6 years ago

Wurm Welcome: Wurm Online Emerging From Six Year Beta

Did you know that Notch existed before Minecraft? Not only that, he breathed and ate food and made games and everything! Just like a real flesh being. But when he decided to pursue Minecraft's blocky green pastures, his previous claim to fame, sandbox fantasy MMO wonderland Wurm Online, didn't miss a beat. And by that, I mean it stayed in beta for six years and…

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7 years ago

Turned: Wurm Online’s Expansion Plans

To be honest, I don't know all that much about Wurm Online, other than some people of my acquaintance are obsessed with it. One of the things the obsessed said was that really it needed more non-PvP support, and that seems to be what's happening. The Wurm team have sent word that they are launching "a second server in its Non-PvP Freedom series. This new…

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8 years ago

Wurm Online: Notch’s Past Project

A "friend" managed to make me feel like a huge tool in the pub yesterday when he informed me that Notch, indie developer of MineCraft fame, programmed another java game called Wurm Online before he made MineCraft. That'd be the Wurm Online that I wrote about heavily on this very site, not to mention the heavy piece of NGJ I wrote on it that amounted…

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9 years ago

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Pitchfork Media: A Portrait of Wurm Online

[This is the extended Director's Cut of my feature on indie MMO Wurm Online for PC Gamer UK last year. Not to be confused with my relatively straightforward coverage of Wurm on RPS, this is a sordid tale of intrigue, humanity, murder and New Games Journalism. It's a good 'un, I think.] I'm bleeding to death. I've got maybe six or seven minutes before I'll…

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Frontier Psychiatry: Wurm Online Interview

As anyone who picked up the last issue of PC Gamer UK might know - it's the one with Starcraft 2 cover and the massively redesigned editorial - some friends and I have been playing a lot of Wurm Online. Since then I got in touch with developer Rolf Jansson, and you can read his answers to my questions below. But first I need to…

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