Age of Aincrad is a MMOARPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Action Role Playing Game), inspired by the popular anime series Sword Art Online. To avoid legal problems, we are not making an exact replica of the series, and we are not gathering funds for personal gains. All donations are invested into the project.
If someone asked why we are dedicating our time and effort into this project with near nothing in return, this would be our answer:
"We are unsatisfied by the way MMORPGs are currently created. Right now, most have almost the same code structure, only using different models, levels and graphic styles.
Our goal is to overhaul this idea and create a totally new MMORPG with our own view on what an MMORPG should be.
Exploration, adventure, immersion and fun. These are keywords used by almost every publisher, however they don't appear in the game themselves. Progression in MMO games has started to be defined as grinding through the whole game, then having fun at max level. We do not agree with this, a player should be able to enjoy and appreciate the time they invest in the game from start to max level.
We would like to show the gaming community that a MMORPG can have different mechanics, a different game-play experience. This very idea is why we believe that indie developers like us can create this game.
We have the freedom to take a different path, not one that current AAA developers take today. We are not restrained by a publisher that only wants to make money out of the game and is afraid of utilizing a different approach. The size of the project can become considerably smaller while keeping the same level of immersion, fun and quality that all MMO players enjoy.
That is why we dedicate our time, energy and effort into this project."
Here is a list of all the important sites for Age of Aincrad related information:
Home Page: Age-of-aincrad.com
Live Stream: Twitch.tv
Developer Live Stream: Twitch.tv
So we are here again - two streams passed by since we last updated this page.
I guess the main reason there is an option to post news is keeping the indiedb community up to date on "whats new".
So without further ado - a changelog.
A showcase can be found on our facebook page!
Latest tweets from @aoa_mmorpg
@Redstoner6 The game will be Free to Play.
May 24 2015, 6:05am
@GamerElit3 Not to worry, if we haven't posted anything in a while, it generally means we're working hard to deliver high quality material.
May 16 2015, 5:36pm
@rigbysgamer You have the option of buying a building and turn it into a house, guild HQ or a shop.
May 16 2015, 5:18am
Here is some awesome piece of weapon concept art from our talented artist, Frouso! T.co
May 14 2015, 6:48pm
@LuciferNova You can gain alpha keys from giveaways and contests held during livestreams or random events held at our forums.
May 14 2015, 6:42pm
@KranafusLoL You can gain alpha keys from giveaways and contests held during Age of Aincrad livestreams or random events held at our forums.
May 13 2015, 4:30pm
May 13 2015, 3:53pm
@Flashilicous The amount of people hasn't drastically changed, this will not impact the quality of the game.
May 13 2015, 2:22pm
@J_Wattsyy We will release videos and pictures of our progress, show mechanics and the game world in the near future. :)
May 12 2015, 1:13pm