"Lovechild of Starcraft and EVE" Novus Aeterno Launches on Kickstarter - PC MMORTS
What is an MMORTS?
MMORTS stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy Game. For so long have people around the world waited for this game: Novus Aeterno. It might just usher in a new era of online strategy gaming. This is a process you will want to be a part of if you're a gamer like me!
The MMORTS genre is in peril.
Long desired quests for galactic conquest and empire building - a dream that anyone who knows what an MMORTS is has dreamt of on more than one occasion. In my case, a daily reoccurrence and personal goal. I eat, sleep and drink MMORTS games, having played every title imaginable. (One of the many benefits of being my own boss!) This gives me unique insight into the "universe" of this game.
I've spent my last few days observing live streams, streaming my own gameplay and generally doing a ton of well deserved promoting of Novus Aeterno. If you look around on Youtube there are a few videos featuring developer audio from a recent live stream they did via Twitch. Basically, all of the Alpha testers played against the development team and it was all streamed live (and recorded)! One of the devs is quoted as saying "You'd be surprised at what we actually get out of this" - referring to the process that EVERYONE in the stream was taking part in. I have dedicated a large amount of time and energy to try and get the word out but frankly the Kickstarter needs the help of a very passionate community that is here, in all of you, just waiting to read this and gain an interest in this project.
A project that is the passion of millions of people around the world.
When I first heard the game devs were going to do a stream and had opened up the Alpha for public application, I had no idea how in depth the dev team would get; needless to say everyone watching that first stream was absolutely blown away. Their efforts and the work they have already done over the last few years without a big publisher are a testament to the pure passion involved behind the scenes of this game's development.
These guys love what they do and do what they love, having made it very clear at every turn. One viewing of their latest stream will back that claim as you bear witness to the utter joy experienced by the devs as they take questions and explain the game. What a truly mind blowing experience! To think that there are game development companies out there that don't just think about the bottom line. That gamers would be so passionate that they would build the world that the average publisher has denied us all for the last decade or longer.
Novus Aeterno: a "love child of Starcraft and EvE"
Let me just say as someone who has experienced both - SPOT ON! Not only are the graphics AMAZING but simple visuals such as the way the buildings are deployed will have you in awe.
You start your journey with 1 planet, in the big black void of space. Through militaristic, economic and diplomatic means you will play the game, form alliances with other players and build or destroy empires as you see fit. You are truly the master of your own destiny. With a universe and it's story that is completely open-ended. Consisting of an unimaginable number of solar systems for you to explore, build, destroy, terraform and much more. Being a persistent universe, ALL of the power is given to the players themselves. While they do plan PvE it is obvious (thank goodness!) that PvP will be the focus of this game.
Sound interesting? Make it happen!
If you love gaming as much as I do, show your support by following them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/novusaeterno) AND twitter (https://twitter.com/novusaeterno). Also, don't forget to watch their latest recorded stream where they cover a lot more than I can in one article and you can watch hours of gameplay.
Please head over to their Kickstarter page at http://goo.gl/r9N2XZ and show your support by pledging and sharing the page with your friends. Don't forget to visit their primary website at http://novusaeterno.com where you can find a ton of fun information including details on how to sign up for their Infiltrator (Alpha & Beta) program!
Keep your eyes on the Steam store, they'll be there before long! I'll see you in the universe, people! Tell em' Czar sent ya!