The Sun Is Gone, So It's Time To Make Friends

This is Ashen. It's "an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home". It looks awesome.

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Set in a world with no sun, which I first took to be Scotland (sorry Mark) but which is instead some kind of fictional wasteland, its developers say the main aim of the game is to forge relationships with the characters you meet in the wild. Who are real people (or at least built by real people), since this is a "passively multiplayer" title.

There are monsters, combat promises to be tough and it's set in an open world which you'll need to explore.

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You can read more about the game at its official site (thanks, RPS).

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jonathanponikvar
Jonathan Ponikvar

"Passive Multiplayer." Meaning the people you meet are the characters built by other players, with their appearances, skills and talents, but who assume the role of AI NPC's in your game's town? So you can pick & choose who you let live in your copy of the world?

If so, that's... actually kinda cool.