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General: Playable Alpha for "Love" MMOG Available

MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,555

Eskil Steenberg, the lone developer behind the upcoming MMOG, Love, has announced that a playable alpha test of the game is now available. There is a small catch, however. Due to the fact Mr. Steenberg will have to run servers for the test, a modest fee of 3 Euros is required for anyone who wishes to participate. The game is in an alpha stage, so if you are not inclined to deal with all that may entail, you may be better suited to waiting for the game's actual release.

You may download the client in order to make sure the game will run on your machine before you drop the 3 Euros, as the game world is displayed at the game's menu screen.

Project updates can be followed at Mr. Steenberg's twitter.

For more information on the Love project, check out the game's official website here.

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  • LydonLydon Member UncommonPosts: 2,938

    Can't say I've ever heard of the game, but reading through its website I love its concept immensely...

  • kishekishe Member UncommonPosts: 2,012

    It's amazing as long as you keep in mind it was all done by one guy only

  • OyjordOyjord Member UncommonPosts: 568

    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"

     

    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.

     

     

  • neoterrarneoterrar Member Posts: 512

    Ive been sort of watching this game on the sidelines. Seems it will be ~200 players per server. Extremely sandbox.

    I 'm of course not interested enough to pay 5 bucks. I'd consider it a ..shareware mmo. Yeah...brilliant.

  • kishekishe Member UncommonPosts: 2,012
    Originally posted by Oyjord


    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"
     
    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.
     
     

     

    They're here to report news...one guy team making a full scale mmo is news.

     

    and making a mmo isnt cheap, he isnt making any profit asking for "donation in return for early access"

  • SpellshaperSpellshaper Member UncommonPosts: 419

    Check this video and than you probably edit your posts and stop saying nonsense. Its not like SOME guy is making MMO, but its THIS guy:

    http://vimeo.com/channels/asmsummer2009seminars#6010060 

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  • blythegablythega Member UncommonPosts: 174

    Asking people to hand over money to test drive an unfinished product?  Be interesting if you could get people to do the same thing in other industries.  "Hey, I have this new brand of toothpaste which I almost have the formula correct on. Mind handing over 50c to try it out"?

     

    Good luck with the game. I am sure it will be alot of fun

     

     

  • katriellkatriell Member UncommonPosts: 977

    I've been watching Love and will probably play the alpha. Mr. Steenberg's request for a small donation is perfectly reasonable when considered in context.

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  • cukimungacukimunga Member UncommonPosts: 2,258

    Looks pretty sweet, I like the art style its trippy.  I downloaded the client but i get a black screen when I run it. Is probably because I'm running windows 7 but never the less it sounds cool.

  • ozrialozrial Member Posts: 50

    VERY intriguing concept, quite original artwork as well, and when considered in context - I too don't see a problem with a small donation to cover server costs for alpha testing.  As interesting as it is though, I am not sure i could stand the impressionistic art for a very long time.  Screenshots alone are gorgeous, but I dunno how much of that in game I would be able to take before my head started hurting due to trying to figure out exactly what it was I was looking at.  Great idea tho, none the less.  Props to the developer, regardless I certainly wish him and his project well. 

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  • neoterrarneoterrar Member Posts: 512

    Dunno, in quite a few of his videos he turns settings on and off on the fly. If the end user could do that, that would be cool (the game is much to "bright" for me)

    He also modifies the landscape on the fly. I'm curious how the end user is supposed to interact with the world.

    I did see guns though, so blowing up peoples creations will be fun =)

  • ozrialozrial Member Posts: 50
    Originally posted by neoterrar  blowing up peoples creations will be fun =)

    ROFL, now that is how you show some love! =P

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  • MarkItZeroMarkItZero Member Posts: 9
    Originally posted by Spellshaper


    Check this video and than you probably edit your posts and stop saying nonsense. Its not like SOME guy is making MMO, but its THIS guy:
    http://vimeo.com/channels/asmsummer2009seminars#6010060 

    I watched his entire presentation. Wow. This guy is quite amazing. All the modeling tools and infrastructure he's developed is a feat in itself.

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  • nekollxnekollx Member Posts: 570
    Originally posted by MarkItZero

    Originally posted by Spellshaper


    Check this video and than you probably edit your posts and stop saying nonsense. Its not like SOME guy is making MMO, but its THIS guy:
    http://vimeo.com/channels/asmsummer2009seminars#6010060 

    I watched his entire presentation. Wow. This guy is quite amazing. All the modeling tools and infrastructure he's developed is a feat in itself.

    amen

  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,555

    I watched the entire presentation as well, extremely impressive. I highly recommend everyone watch it!

  • SamaelSamael Member Posts: 31

    Amazing...

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  • Death1942Death1942 Member UncommonPosts: 2,587

    the game looks alright.  I was a bit turned off in one video where he said he was gonna charge $20 a month for it.   As much as i like Indie game...i don't think this one is quite worth that much.

    MMO wish list:

    -Changeable worlds
    -Solid non level based game
    -Sharks with lasers attached to their heads

  • guy232guy232 Member UncommonPosts: 350
    Originally posted by kishe

    Originally posted by Oyjord


    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"
     
    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.
     
     

     

    They're here to report news...one guy team making a full scale mmo is news.

     

    and making a mmo isnt cheap, he isnt making any profit asking for "donation in return for early access"



     

     

     

    Wrong,  this was just tack  reporting this.       Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break? No because its unprofessional.   Not to mention its annoying as hell.   man lol  this is low even for MMORPG.COM

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  • SomnulusSomnulus Member Posts: 354
    Originally posted by guy232

    Originally posted by kishe

    Originally posted by Oyjord


    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"
     
    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.
     
     

     

    They're here to report news...one guy team making a full scale mmo is news.

     

    and making a mmo isnt cheap, he isnt making any profit asking for "donation in return for early access"



     

     

     

    Wrong,  this was just tack  reporting this.       Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break? No because its unprofessional.   Not to mention its annoying as hell.   man lol  this is low even for MMORPG.COM

     

    "Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break?"

    Um... yes, I have. What planet are you living on?

    Oh.... perhaps you meant during Breaking News... like an emergency situation.

    Good thing this is just news about an MMO in development, and not an announcement of the end of the world.

    Reporting an alpha test for a new MMO is news. Reporting that people will be allowed to alpha test the game and the criteria for getting into the alpha is news.

    What you believe is news or is not news is your OPINION.

    Which, apparently, is highly critical of MMORPG.COM, to quote:

    "Lmao dont flatter your'selfves. MMORPG.COM isa bit too half-assed to ruin anything for me. Its another rest-stop for a few mmo fanboys tho. Now if your name was GAMESPOT.com you would be facing tribunals right about now...They have 10 rating on games thats dont even deserve a 1. and have been caught doing it many times."

    "Whats more Disgusting is the half-witted editing of THIS website mmorpg.com. They kept the ability to sign up for the same game that were just mention. Hell I bet they still have links to tabula rasa sign up."

    "Its like a mental illness isolated strictly within MMORPG.COM. Some of the most evil fkers you will expereince are here. It used to be a time where somthing prfound would be said. people would amit to never have thought to seeing it from that perspective. Now The very idea of being constructive seems to be the bane of this forums existence. Personaly I dont come here for the biased reviews, the twisted forums. I just sorta hang around for the contest other than that I wouldnt even be messing with this dark and damp part of the internet..."

    "I know oyu have been stricken with a case of "mmorpg.com" disease..."

    From a developer standpoint, I thought this  was extremely interesting news, although he came off just a little too high-handed in the presentations for my taste.

    Explaining why he took the approach he took, and how it may be superior to current development is one thing, but making a generalization that current development is the result of stupid people doing everything wrong is more than just a little conceited, particularly when he kind of characterizes himself as the only intelligent person in the business.

     

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  • guy232guy232 Member UncommonPosts: 350
    Originally posted by Somnulus

    Originally posted by guy232

    Originally posted by kishe

    Originally posted by Oyjord


    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"
     
    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.
     
     

     

    They're here to report news...one guy team making a full scale mmo is news.

     

    and making a mmo isnt cheap, he isnt making any profit asking for "donation in return for early access"



     

     

     

    Wrong,  this was just tack  reporting this.       Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break? No because its unprofessional.   Not to mention its annoying as hell.   man lol  this is low even for MMORPG.COM

     

    "Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break?"

    Um... yes, I have. What planet are you living on?

    Oh.... perhaps you meant during Breaking News... like an emergency situation.

    Good thing this is just news about an MMO in development, and not an announcement of the end of the world.

    Reporting an alpha test for a new MMO is news. Reporting that people will be allowed to alpha test the game and the criteria for getting into the alpha is news.

    What you believe is news or is not news is your OPINION.

    Which, apparently, is highly critical of MMORPG.COM, to quote:

     

     

     

    From a developer standpoint, I thought this  was extremely interesting news, although he came off just a little too high-handed in the presentations for my taste.

     

    Explaining why he took the approach he took, and how it may be superior to current development is one thing, but making a generalization that current development is the result of stupid people doing everything wrong is more than just a little conceited, particularly when he kind of characterizes himself as the only intelligent person in the business.



     



     

     

     

    Im flatteered you took what 10 min to quote most of my post.    I am not shy on showing my displeasure on how the website that I joined years ago.  Didnt have so much of a gradual decent in quality like most website.  But insted had succumb to all the Hard-core fanboys (you)  and had its legs sweeped from under it.      So  dont think for one second that im worried on what I said.    Anyone whos been here for a while knows what I am talking about.  

     

    As for this developer oyu feel the need to  give money too.     Pay a visit  to his website Quel Solaar.   Im still having  trouble telling if what the hell he is typing is Nationalist views,  Evangelical, or just  bouts of insanity.      Hell one of the comments on his post  said "Have you read the Unabomber Manifesto? You just wrote part of it."  Not the most  encourageing thing to be compared to.   Although being a narcissistic may  bring thoes kinds of symptoms.  

     

     

    But you go right ahead and waste  your money on a game in alpha from a Dev thats a few bats short of a bellfry.   I honestly could'nt care less.. Whats annoying is Big Title games like Global agenda,ect dont have this great deal of pay $3 and instantly get into the game.  Now that would be cool.

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  • SomnulusSomnulus Member Posts: 354
    Originally posted by guy232

    Originally posted by Somnulus

    Originally posted by guy232

    Originally posted by kishe

    Originally posted by Oyjord


    "Hey, hey...I'm running an alpha of a brand new MMO that'll topple WoW!  Send me some money and I'll let you see it!"
     
    Ugh, MMORPG.com.  Shame on you for giving this behavior credibility.
     
     

     

    They're here to report news...one guy team making a full scale mmo is news.

     

    and making a mmo isnt cheap, he isnt making any profit asking for "donation in return for early access"



     

     

     

    Wrong,  this was just tack  reporting this.       Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break? No because its unprofessional.   Not to mention its annoying as hell.   man lol  this is low even for MMORPG.COM

     

    "Do you see car dealers advertised during a news break?"

    Um... yes, I have. What planet are you living on?

    Oh.... perhaps you meant during Breaking News... like an emergency situation.

    Good thing this is just news about an MMO in development, and not an announcement of the end of the world.

    Reporting an alpha test for a new MMO is news. Reporting that people will be allowed to alpha test the game and the criteria for getting into the alpha is news.

    What you believe is news or is not news is your OPINION.

    Which, apparently, is highly critical of MMORPG.COM, to quote:

     

     

     

    From a developer standpoint, I thought this  was extremely interesting news, although he came off just a little too high-handed in the presentations for my taste.

     

    Explaining why he took the approach he took, and how it may be superior to current development is one thing, but making a generalization that current development is the result of stupid people doing everything wrong is more than just a little conceited, particularly when he kind of characterizes himself as the only intelligent person in the business.



     



     

     

     

    Im flatteered you took what 10 min to quote most of my post.    I am not shy on showing my displeasure on how the website that I joined years ago.  Didnt have so much of a gradual decent in quality like most website.  But insted had succumb to all the Hard-core fanboys (you)  and had its legs sweeped from under it.      So  dont think for one second that im worried on what I said.    Anyone whos been here for a while knows what I am talking about.  

     Nothing you have stated above changes the fact that this was still a news item.

    Although the "hard-core fanboy" comment / attempted insult is typical.

    -1000000000 points for the lack of any actual rebuttal and a stock, unimaginative insult.

    Thrilled that you aren't worried about what I said, although you did devote your entire first paragraph to it.

    As for this developer oyu feel the need to  give money too.     Pay a visit  to his website Quel Solaar.   Im still having  trouble telling if what the hell he is typing is Nationalist views,  Evangelical, or just  bouts of insanity.      Hell one of the comments on his post  said "Have you read the Unabomber Manifesto? You just wrote part of it."  Not the most  encourageing thing to be compared to.   Although being a narcissistic may  bring thoes kinds of symptoms.  

    What exactly does his political, religious, or social views have to do with the game he is developing? Unless he's packaged some kind of working subliminal mind control into the game, I could care less what his views are.

    Now as to being a narcissist... certainly got that from his presentations, although perhaps self-important or self-aggrandizing would be more accurate.

    All of which still has nothing to do with the game. 

    But you go right ahead and waste  your money on a game in alpha from a Dev thats a few bats short of a bellfry.   I honestly could'nt care less.. Whats annoying is Big Title games like Global agenda,ect dont have this great deal of pay $3 and instantly get into the game.  Now that would be cool.

    Thanks, but I'm fairly certain I don't need your permission to spend my money. I am also fairly certain I am fully capable of deciding if it has been wasted or not.

    So your real issue is that a lone developer is offering to allow people into the alpha of the game he is developing and is charging a fee to cover his server costs, but Hi-Rez Studios won't let you play Global Agenda?

    Which again, has absolutely nothing to do with whether this was a newsworthy- item or not.

    If you are really interested in Global Agenda, MMORPG.COM recently had this news item:

    Global Agenda: Improve Your Beta Chances

    Who knows, if you had been paying more attention and spending less time bashing one little news item, you might already be playing Global Agenda.

     

     

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  • CerionCerion Member Posts: 1,005

    I want to thank MMORPG for covering this indie game.  I myself like to follow Indie developers and hadn't heard about this one!  Definitely will be keeping an eye on it.

     

    And anyone who laments the lack of innovation, the 'corporatization' of MMOs, should be supporting developers like this. Otherwise, you'll be getting more of what you complain about.

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