Stockholm-based developer Might and Delight has announced a new MMORPG project. The game is called Book of Travels and it's based on player-to-player roleplaying.
On the game's official Steam page, Might and Delight describe Book of Travels as "a unique social roleplaying experience that doesn't hold your hand". The game won't feature an overarching goal or endpoint. Instead, you'll be free to explore the Braided Shore peninsula with other players, interacting with them and roleplaying as you see fit. The devs say the game won't plan out your route, leaving you free to shape your own journey. Check out the trailer for Book of Travels below:
To make your character, you'll choose from one of more than 20 "Forms", each of which focuses on personality rather than stats. The game is a self-billed TMO (Tiny Multiplayer Online) game, so you won't bump into other players very often. When you do, you'll only be able to communicate using a limited set of symbols. You won't learn these symbols until you've encountered them in the real world; for example, you won't learn the symbol for "city" until you've visited one.
Despite its unconventional setup, Book of Travels still has classic RPG elements. You'll be able to unlock over 300 abilities, magic skills, and passive feats that will impact your character. You can gain experience by exploring, "being courteous", gathering, and trading with other players. There will be battles, but Might and Delight say you'll learn more from losing them than from winning them. We'll have to wait and see what the combat system entails.
Book of Travels comes to PC via Steam in 2020. No word yet on a specific release date or a price point. We'll keep you posted as we learn more about this intriguing prospect.
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