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Pure Bang Games is crowdfunding for ‘MUD’

The Highlandtown studio's new game lets you create your own world, but lets you tear it down, too.

From MUD

Over the last year, Pure Bang Games has been working on a new open-world computer game that offers players a choice about how they want to build their world.
With that comes the possibility that it could be destroyed, but Pure Bang’s Ben Walsh told us recently that the devs working at the Highlandtown studio are creating incentives and adventure so you don’t want to destroy it.
With such willingness to place faith in the crowd, it’s perhaps not surprising that Pure Bang is turning to Kickstarter to fund further development of the game. This week, the studio launched a campaign with the goal of raising $65,000.
Support by Sept. 24
While most people who think of open world usually think of Minecraft, MUD adds elements of old-school M.U.D. games, which also bring in role-playing and, yes, hand-to-hand combat (and monsters!). Pure Bang brought the game out to last month’s Gamescape gaming festival.
Walsh said the game is also designed to be responsive to a players’ choices. Building a town means non-player characters (NPCs) will move into it. At the same time, wolves are always frequently prowling to take advantage of mistakes.

To give these worlds life, Pure Bang utilized Emergent Artificial Intelligence for the NPCs and a voxel engine that creates landscapes.
The game is being developed for Mac and PC, and Pure Bang is aiming for a March 2016 release on Early Access Steam.

Companies: Pure Bang Games

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