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Ooo: New MMO coming

Adam Powell and Donna Williams, the creators of Neopets who eventually sold it to Viacom, are at work on a new, untitled casual MMO through their startup Meteor Games. The external alpha is set for late Autumn with a public beta in early 2009, but the two recently spoke to Wired about the project. The virtual world will target gamers, ranging from hardcore MMO players to kids, with a Labyrinth/Dark Crystal aesthetic, casual games set in a 3D environment with customizable personal spaces, a cross-platform interaction pitting in-world players against others out on the Web, social networking and mobile elements, and larger story lines.  The free-to-play world will make money through a sub-$10, optional subscription and microtransactions for virtual goods.

Virtual Worlds News: Neopets Creators Working on New Casual MMO

Neopets folks aside (and with all due respect), the thing that caught me about this was…. LABYRINTH/DARK CRYSTAL feel.  This will be EXCITING.

Any one know anything about it?

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  1. July 2, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Exactly. They could have just put “MMO: Kind of like Labyrinth and Dark Crystal” in their pitch and I’d be there.

  2. July 3, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    AMEN TO THAT, Joey!!!!!!!! If it has any sense of Henson-Brilliance to it? Gold. Straight up gold.

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