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Posts tagged “Otherland”

Reboot: Otherlands MMO Finally Drawing Near

Sci-fi novel series-turned-MMO Otherland [official site] has been stuck in limbo since 2010 when a release date came and went without so much as a faint rustling of tumbleweeds in the games media world. So what's going on exactly? After getting a second temporary release date back in 2012, which once again passed us all by, Otherland is going for a release date announcement hat-trick. It's…

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A Tad Unusual? Otherland Enters Beta

Any Tad Williams fans in the audience? Ah, just that guy at the back. Oh well, this is for you, anyway: Otherland, the Tad Williams-directed MMO based on his sci-fi scribblings, is going to enter beta this weekend. It's closed for now, but you can sign up for a chance to get in on the main site. (Top left!) Otherland is quite ambitious, with different…

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Wub Wub Otherland Wub Wub

I suppose it's a bit of a cultural death knell for an alternative dance music genre when middle-class geeks start ritually making vaguely inaccurate gags about it, and indeed when it suddenly finds its way onto every other game trailer. Dubstep - increasingly better known as Wub Wub - appears to be the go-to games marketing of 2012. Far Cry 3 and Borderlands 2 have…

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Otherland Is A New MMO That Looks Pretty

Here's a new, visually splendid, science fiction action MMORPG from Singaporean dev RealU and free-to-play types Gamigo. Based on the "cyberpunk Lord Of The Rings" book series by Tad Williams, Otherland seems to mash up abstract sci-fi visuals with more traditional fantasy MMO guff, as well as some entirely abstract things. Crazy whirling fly-through announcement trailer details all this, below:

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