The Repopulation is going to be POPULAR
I am glad to say that I had a fun chat with Josh Halls, the Lead Developer of the upcoming sci-fi based sandbox oriented MMO, The Repopulation. Josh and many of his fellow developers are long time IT professionals, using their skills and research of the MMO space to bring a rare sandbox MMO. The sandbox MMO has long time been a minority in a space dominated by "theme park" MMO's, such as WoW, Rift, and SWTOR. The reason for this focus, clearly desire; however, it is also the simple economics. It is simply cheaper to develop a sandbox as much less pre-canned content can be delivered with quality. It is this content that many "so-called" AAA MMO's spend millions on as well as years - only to be burned up in five-days or so by the leveling elite.
Kickstarter has been one of the methods to fund this game since about 2012. At face value that may not sound impressive, but with a team of 34 people just look at the level of maturity this game exhibits given a 2 year development cycle thus far:
<iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bOvmzd6bGHU" frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" />This is just the tip of the iceberg; thus, this post is intended to let you know who is bringing the Repopulation to sandbox MMO starved fans. I will be following up with further and more detailed interviews with Josh and team as the game progresses and gets closer to launch. Additionally, I hope to continue to work with GAMESKINNY to get some beta keys handed out to the loyal readers.