|RPG Codex has uncovered a new indie development titled Minions of Mirth from Prairie Games with an impressive feature list and the intriguing description of "Massively Single Player gameplay". The open-source devlopment has some amazing art, which you can check out by following the link along with a gameplay video. Here's the feature list:|
+ Massively Single Player gameplay!!!
Some comments from the developer can be found in this thread at RPG Codex.
+ 15 character careers from 3 character archetypes. Multiclass characters with primary, secondary, and tertiary class
+ 8 playable character races
+ 16 incredible zones to explore
+ A persistent world where your actions have lasting effects
+ Over 10,000 frames of rendered game graphics!!!
+ Alignment system for playing either a good or evil character ...
+ Epic battles rage across the land... you can fight for either side and the outcome of the battle can affect quests, etc
+ Immersive first person gameplay!
+ Slick game GUI that never gets in your way
+ Quest system supporting multiple quest and reward items as well as triggered events
+ Bounty system dynamically generates bounties for you to hunt ... bounty rewards can be money and items!
+ Vendors across the land selling many assorted goodies
+ Track monsters from great distances
+ Melee and ranged combat
+ Vast outdoors (oceans, mountains, jungle, forests), sprawling dungeons, and zones that mix the two!
+ Various modes of transport including boats and airships.
+ Full blown weather system with climates, seasons, cloud cover and varying precipitation!
+ Day and night cycles, with monster spawns and world events tied to time of day. Beautiful star gazing at night!
+ Many types of flora and fauna
+ Players have many wearable inventory slots, quick slots, carry slots, and a vault to store game items
+ Phat Lewt! Robust game items with stats, spell effects, procs, special flags like artifact/indestructible,
usage requirements/recommendations, and a nifty bonus/penalty system...
+ Game items may also have quality associated with them from Crappy, Shoddy, Normal, Superior, Exceptional.
+ Hundreds of spells... including combat, pet/monster/item summoning, etc .. spell effects include levitation, blindness, paralysis, charming, etc
+ Level cap of 100 with over 80 character skills!
+ Full engine + game source code available for modding
+ Compatible with Windows + MacOSX
+ Cooperative (and PVP) multiplayer coming in 2005