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Posts tagged “Star Vault”

Mortal Online 2 entering early access in 2020

Star Vault have announced that their upcoming Mortal Online 2, a sequel to their first-person super sandbox MMO (that is somehow almost a decade old), will enter Steam Early Access in late 2020. Mortal Online is fiddly but sometimes brilliant, as RPS survivor Brendan Caldwell related during his trouserless explorations. Its main draw is its level-free open world in which players raise skills by using…

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Pet the VR cats of Kitten’d or they’ll destroy everything

I am not surprised to hear of a virtual reality game where you play with cats. Nor am I surprised to hear of a VR cat game where the furry devils will destroy things when your back's turned. I am both surprised and delighted to hear of a VR cat game where sometimes the cats are kaiju-sized and will destroy a city if you insufficiently…

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Feature: "dressed only in his starting cloth"

This Mortal Toil: A Diary, Part Three

Brendan has been playing sandbox MMORPG, Mortal Online. So this is how it ends. Trapped between two hissing lizard men and a fatally high, geographically unremarkable, cliff edge. The lizard men take another step and poke their razor sharp tridents at the air in front of me. The prongs of the weapon are barbed, and the barbs themselves are also barbed, which I consider to…

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Crafty: Mortal Online Goes Free To Play

I'd somehow managed to avoid reading anything about Mortal Online until this morning. Upon hearing that the game's free trial has been extended, now lasting forever, Jim directed me to this conversation about the player-driven sandbox MMORPG. He also said, "it's a game where you spawn with just your pants" which caused my browser to instantly open a new tab and attempt to download the…

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Live Forever In Mortal Online Open Beta

RPS Beta Army, you are hereby required to conquer Mortal Online, which goes into open beta today. "But what is Mortal Online?" Well, I've only gone and answered that particular inquiry over at Eurogamer by performing the ritual of the preview ritual here. In it I explain: Mortal, being developed by Swedish studio StarVault, is focused on creating an experience that lives up to the…

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