Entropia is a game that seems similar to Second Life in some respects; instead of islands, there are planets. And one of those planets — actually, a moon — is a Lovecraftian MMORPG.
According to Wikipedia:
The game and all its planets can be downloaded and played for free, following an account registration procedure. Players start off on a planet of their choice. The player starts their virtual life with a few basic items: a damaged orange jumpsuit (shirt and pants), a pair of damaged grey shoes, and a tool to extract “Vibrant Sweat” (see below) from creatures. The game can be played for free, although spending money on the in-game currency allows significant additional options.
The Lovecraftian moon Monria was recently added to the Entropia game universe. If you’re a gamer, check it out and let me know what you think! Maybe it’s something Lovecraft eZine folks can play together.
Use this link to register and play Entropia/Monria.
When you first enter the Entropia universe, you won’t be in Monria yet. You’ll have to go through a bit of basic training, and then you can transport to Monria.
Hi Mike, thanks for the tip! I’ve been looking for new Lovecraftian games to try out. I thought that first Monria Youtube clip looked good but was disappointed with the game itself.
I spent a few hours playing the tutorial on the Calypso world which was quite fun. I recommend doing this before heading to Monria as it 1) teaches you the basics of the game and 2) gives your character plenty of equipment to get ready for the next part.
Then I spent a good 7 hours or so playing on Monria. Unfortunately for me it lacked 2 important things: a good story and a scary atmosphere. I also spent a long time just wandering around. The Entropia game seems to be heavily centred on making your character look pretty, spending lots of time mining, hunting or manufacturing and carrying around lots of crap so you can trade it.
It did have a few pluses though. I liked the graphics and the movement, that part of the game made me want to explore about. I also thought the sound effects and music gave it that eldritch feeling that I had been waiting for.
It did not hold a candle to “Dark Corners of the Earth” so I will continue looking for a game I can truly sink my teeth in to. I will definitely be checking out your list of Lovecraftian video games here.
Have you played Bloodborne?
Has anyone played this one yet?