An ambitious project with stunning graphics and many worlds to explore in both PVP and PVE modes.
French indie studio Oblatif launched today a Kickstarter campaign for their ambitious game that mixes the MMO and FPS genres into a sci-fi sandbox survival experience called Man Of The Stars. With a goal of USD $29,000, this title is intended to be released during the second quarter of 2019 through Steam. Later ports are planned for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Man Of The Stars’ stunning visual quality comes from the studio’s partnership with Quixel, a company that provides Oblatif with photoscanned environments and textures that will feed the game’s procedurally generated worlds and structures with uncanny realism.
But back to the game. In this survival sandbox MMO and FPS experience players will explore new worlds and settle on them, build their kingdoms, research new technologies and defend themselves from both native deadly hazards or other players wanting to take over their hard work.
Each settlement will have AI workers that can be assigned to the production of resources, technologies or buildings. AI armies will also be a key factor in defending settlements and exploring. With its included train system, Man Of The Stars intends players to go out, explore, build and connect.
PVE is also a big thing in Oblatif’s plans, as planets will be filled with both wild beasts and various civilizations that players can interact with in a pacific or violent way. Co-op mechanics include joint ventures into the unknown with your friends or in-game met companions and trading.
Dungeon crawling will have a big part in Man Of The Stars, as exploring procedurally generated caverns will provide great rewards and treasure. Each of these worlds is connected to others by portals that players must also find in order to keep exploring the game.
All in all, Man Of The Stars is an at least ambitious project with a talented team behind it and a clear plan and criteria on how to spend their backers’ money. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, check out their Kickstarter site.