The trailer for this game literally just released and I knew it must be shared.
Wander will be an MMO experience on PS4 and PC that “focuse[s] on story rather than violence.” You play as a tree, a griffin, and a sea creature, and rather than fight through the world, you solve clues and proceed through the story that way (sounds a little familiar, doesn’t it?).
One thing we haven’t discussed in class and that I would like to open up here is the non-combativeness of the indie games we’re playing. We’ve really interestingly discussed how they do cool and exciting things because they are games, but we have only touched briefly on the aspects that make them “non-gamey.” They all belong in the FPS (first-person shooter) genre, but none of them actually involve shooting. They’re evidence that games and the FPS genre are maturing past these standards/ tropes/ cliches of game design, but never would I expect to see this in an MMO, because a large part of MMOs is their competitiveness.
Needless to say, I think this game (assuming it actually releases in a timely manner) will revolutionize the MMO genre. I will definitely be picking this up.
EDIT: The game’s official PlayStation release. Turns out it’s the work of a lone Australian dude who traveled the world. Go figure.