multiplayer games

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Snipes screenshot

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(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/Davidebyzero/Snipes

A multiplayer, text, third-person shooter originally made for DOS, but I know it from Novell Netware.

I had a hell of a lot of fun with it. Perhaps it's nostalgia which makes me stay so fond of it, but I think the fundamental gameplay still holds up today. I could easily imagine a great updated version of this but I have and still do see this same gameplay in all sorts of other top-down games.

This is not (yet?) in development, but is something I will keep an eye on.

Ember logo

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http://emberthegame.com/

The spiritual successor to Firefall

  • Crowdfunded with small step milestones
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • A shooter first, with great movement, guns and abilities. Skill matters. Progression is horizontal, opening up more options, abilities, and gameplay
  • Mining and gathering resources with the aid of huge, autonomous mechs. Resources matter, and finding and gathering them is fun
  • Build and customize your own "omniframe" suit and weapons system. Customize them to your unique needs and the role you want to fulfill
  • Sandbox world. Terraform the planet over time, create pockets of habitable areas and build refineries, defenses, and bases of operation
  • Play a simulated world, with dynamic events. Go anywhere, do anything. Events will unfold around you as you play -- perhaps even war

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Spiral Knights logo

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/99900/
http://www.spiralknights.com/

A top-down action fighting semi-roleplaying game.

I played quite a bit of it until early 2015. Spiral Knights is an exceptional game, but unfortunately as of the last time I played it, it lacks balance and so it lacks variety.

This is an exception to Java sucks, therefore everything made with Java sucks.

Robocraft logo

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(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/301520/
http://robocraftgame.com/

Build and fight with robot vehicles.

I played a bit of it, and it was interesting but didn't really do it for me.

They won't stop spamming me. Their mailing list unsubscription doesn't work for me.

Bloons >

bloons td5 logo

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
on ninjakiwi.com (Flash)
on steam (Steam)

Balloons threaten monkeys, and you coordinate their defence.

I'm big on tower defence games, and this is a very good one.

The flash version is liked. The Steam version is disliked. Maybe the more adult multiplay on the Steam version would make it worth some money, but not at its price.



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Star Wars - The Old Republic image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.swtor.com/

Yet another MMO, but this one is set in the Star Wars universe. Because light sabres, yo.

Conclusion: Amateur night.

This would have been great in the late nineties. Right now, the voiceovers are fantastic but the quest interactive cutscenes are ugly. The choices are sometimes vague and unforgiving. There is spectacular effort with all the rendered videos, but that just took away from resources for the game itself.



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Final Fantasy 14 image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/

Yet another MMO, but Japanese and built on a huge franchise and the smouldering remains of an abysmal failure.

This plays just like any old console game, even when I was using the keyboard. It's painful. I don't know.. it just doesn't do it for me.

  • Properly named Final Fantasy XIV
  • Technically I'm looking at Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • aka ファイナルファンタジーXIV: 新生エオルゼア
  • aka Fainaru Fantajī Fōtīn: Shinsei Eoruzea

    • Apparently that's not a joke.



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