TUG - The Untitled Game

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    Default TUG - The Untitled Game

    This new sandbox came out on Steam 2 days ago. It is still in Alpha stage but we can access it just for 10€.



    About

    TUG sits at the crossroads where survival sandbox and multiplayer RPGs meet, offering both elegant simplicity and a world of complex secrets for those who desire to seek them out. The gameplay focuses on crafting, exploration, pvp, and role-playing, with an emphasis on immersion and player freedom.

    Begin your journey as a Seedling, a race of humanoid beings with special crystals on their hands enabling them to interface with the strange energies and ancient secrets in the world around them. TUG offers a massive procedurally-generated world to explore, full of mystery and danger. How will you and your friends harness these powerful tools to build a new world?

    Created by Nerd Kingdom--a team of game designers, artists, programmers, and academic scientists--the game is intended to serve as a platform for social science research of player interactions within virtual worlds. This ongoing research will be used to continuously improve the game, as well as further our academic understanding of how people interact in online spaces. TUG is an experiment in collaborative game design.

    Key Features

    Spawn, craft, and survive! Spawn as a helpless Seedling and collaborate or compete with others to gather resources and tools to craft your world.

    Creative Mode. This single and multiplayer mode gives you the freedom to build and manipulate the terrain, craft, break, and control all aspects of the world at your own pace.
    Survival Games. Compete in limited map PVP arena matches!

    Dynamic Crafting. TUG’s intuitive, gridless crafting interface allows creation of a constantly expanding set of tools, weapons, and armor.
    13 procedurally generated biomes. Explore the biomes of TUG, from forests to deserts, including complex cave systems. Many more to come!
    Multiplayer. Host your own dedicated server, or host a game session within the game itself.

    Lore and mythos. Uncover the secrets of TUG’s world through exploration and gameplay, including an entire original language to translate and decode.
    Player-driven design. How you play will directly influence what Nerd Kingdom prioritizes in development.

    Upcoming Features

    Upcoming: Water!
    Upcoming: More building tools, like terrain smoothing and shape variations.
    Upcoming: Ranked matches and dedicated servers.
    Upcoming: Physics-based projectile weapons to throw at people's faces!
    Upcoming: Dungeons, for the epic loots!
    Upcoming: More crafting and recipe variations, as well as traps and armor!
    Upcoming: Skill and health system based on your Seed’s actions. The more you do something, the better you’ll get at it.
    Upcoming: Logic systems, including programmable “magic” abilities and effects, traps, companions, and more!
    Upcoming: Creatures to hunt, ride, tame, or run for dear life from!
    Upcoming: Dynamic combat inspired by such games as Monster Hunter and Skyrim.
    Upcoming: Pets and companions, including Golems you can build and program!
    Upcoming: Full Lua script integration for more robust modding.
    Upcoming: Unique worship system! Perform tasks and rituals to gain blessings and boons from mysterious beings.
    Upcoming: Characters that physically change and grow as a result of how you play them! Eat too much and become heavy, run great distances and become lean, or swing heavy weapons and watch your muscles grow over time!

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    Finally a good sandbox.
    Will you play it with me?

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    Looks pretty neat, but, I'd probably wait for further development before trying it.

    Kinda burnt out of "Early Access" games.
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    early access
    sandbox
    survival

    no thank you, there are like 20 of these games right now and none of them are any good.
    Just a friendly reminder to never ever play a game published by PWE(Perfect World Entertainment)

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    If you think the game is just survival you are wrong.
    Just take some time to read the whole paragraph instead of just 3 words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nektaris View Post
    If you think the game is just survival you are wrong.
    Just take some time to read the whole paragraph instead of just 3 words.
    Read it. Watched it. Not really that different from the other games in the genre that are flooding the market right now. But if you enjoy it, continue to do so.

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    Minecrafts Aether 2 mod has been promoting this game from the getgo, you can also see some of the Yogscast people doing videos of what "gameplay" their is of it in its current state up on the youtubes. It really does seem like a bare-bones alpha, even more so than starbound.

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    Are there character stats that I can grind, and will they get wiped at launch?
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    This looks like it could be a solid game once all those upcoming features get implemented. I'm not a huge fan of buggy alpha releases but I may check it out down the road.

    Currently Playing: Achaea

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    bought it, gonna play after TWD finale.
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    ... Early Access of sandbox game...
    Sounds like running around aimlessly in half empty world to me !
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