is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG multiplayer online role-playing game developed by the Mail.ru Group`s Allods Team in collaboration with Obsidian Entertainment and... read more
is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG multiplayer online role-playing game developed by the Mail.ru Group`s Allods Team in collaboration with Obsidian Entertainment and published by My.com. The project has been in development since 2010 and is scheduled to start closed beta in North America and Europe in Q4 2014 for PC.
First screenshots of the game`s proprietary game engine were revealed at the private Skyforge showcase at the Russian Game Developers Conference 2012.
In Skyforge, player takes on a larger than life role as an immortal with incredible powers battling protect his world from the armies of hostile gods, eventually becoming a god themselves. Character progression within the game is not level based. Instead of a traditional leveling format, Skyforge features a “prestige” system, which allows a player to advance based on the sum total of their stats and progression. This system allows Skyforge players to develop and switch to multiple classes, rather than being locked into an early game class choice like common MMOs. As a player gains more prestige, additional content, gear, and followers are unlocked.
Skyforge is set in a world where fantasy and science fiction are mixed. Ancient mysteries and powerful immortals live alongside cutting-edge technologies. Skyforge takes place on the planet of Aelion, which is named after the greater god Aeli who once protected it.
Skyforge is an action-combat game MMO in which players move through the world using WASD key and mouse-look targeting. The player’s primary abilities are focused on the left and right mouse buttons so movement and combat are seamlessly blended and easy to learn.
In the universe of Skyforge, gods derive their powers from their followers. The planet of Aelion was once a free world protected by greater god Aeli, who helped civilization flourish. Aeli has vanished, leaving behind a world of followers which is only protected by Immortals (the players) and a few remaining lesser gods. Without a strong greater god to protect it, Aelion has become a target for the armies of hostile gods, who wish to gain control of a new world of followers and build their own power. The world is constantly under the threat of cataclysmic invasions. Eventually, players will gain the prestige, renown, and followers of their own, becoming gods themselves, enabling them to protect Aelion and counter these invasions.
Unlike typical RPGs where players choose their classes early, and level up throughout the game, Skyforge allows players the freedom to develop any and play class they've unlocked. Players can change between classes they have unlocked at any time, as long as they are not in combat. The game will ship with over 10 classes at launch, 3 of which will be unlocked for play right from the start, and the others can be worked toward as players gain rewards for completing game activities. Each class is designed to play distinctively, and to fill certain combat roles. To date the developers have announced 6 classes: Paladin, Cryomancer, Berserker, Gunner, Archer, and Slayer.
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