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
We apologize to our IndieDB community and welcome the fresh faces who just found this game! We have not updated our page here in quite a while and instead mainly focused on updating our website and facebook page. This however ends today as we return and run you guys through on what we have been working on!
For starters lets go over our social hubs. As we mentioned previously, our web developers have been hard at work refurbishing and optimizing our forums. With a new VIP rank system to help project development, newcomers can find many new possibilities on our forums such as participating in community activities.
Our homepage is getting a complete rework too! With a new layout and theme, users will have a much better experience navigating through the site, as well as accessing our latest addition - developer logs!
Dev Logs are our way of updating the community with progress on the game. Each development branch leads its own blogs where they announce and explain what they have been working on.
These logs will start coming out on a more consistent basis soon so if you are interested in what the new homepage has to offer - click here to check it out!We have updated our subreddit with a new theme and layout as well! For reddit users, our subreddit offers a direct line to communicate with the developers and ask questions regarding the project! Just make sure that it is not a question already answered in the FAQ!
To take a look at our subreddit, please click here.
Regarding our youtube channel - a few months back we have uploaded several soundtracks for everyone to listen to, but we all know that those few aren't enough, so until we upload another batch, our "Age of Aincrad - Alpha Soundtracks" soundcloud playlist is accessible here for everyone to access and enjoy!
As for our Facebook page - on the 27th of April this year, we reached our Facebook milestone consisting of gathering 50.000 fans of the game. We’re very thankful for all the support we’re receiving and as the fanbase is still growing, we hope to see even more of you joining us! This is an incredible milestone and just motivates us even more!
We also made a completely new recruitment portal for those of you who would like to join our team and participate in the creation of AoA. We’ve added a lot of new positions, so if you checked in the past and didn’t see something that you like , it’s worth taking a look at the application page again now. If you do not have the required skillset we seek you can also help out by sharing the page around and potentially referring someone!
If you are hungry for more updates and contents, we are posting frequently on our Facebook page, sharing content from the game and its development, be it images or even 3D models of monsters, weapons and buildings. Make sure to check in and like us on Facebook to get the newest posts straight onto your news feed!
That is all for now folks - we will update this page time to time with important news and announcements - however as we mentioned, we are more active on our forums and facebook page!
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