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
We have just added Environment and Character Artist to our jobs page! Feel free to get in touch with us! T.co
Mar 28 2015, 7:47am
We have our animations up on the Facebook page, go check them out here! T.co
Mar 28 2015, 7:46am
@rulo_cmb We will have an alpha and beta test in the future. Keys can only be obtained from giveaways, events, etc.
Mar 27 2015, 4:16am
@Ryanlawson11 When it comes to animation clean up, we can tweak and fix the animations to add more weight to the props we used, etc.
Mar 26 2015, 12:58pm
The duel shield animations have been recorded thanks to water bottles! :D T.co
Mar 25 2015, 2:23pm
@AoA_MMORPG The emotions with the most likes will be recorded! (so long as they're sensible!)
Mar 25 2015, 11:56am
We are currently recording in-game emotes and want your input! Suggest us an emotion to record, it could be as simple as a wave!
Mar 25 2015, 11:56am
Mo-cap is underway! Expect more images as they come! T.co
Mar 25 2015, 11:54am
@DNyamedi Thanks but we're already distributing Alpha keys for once we reach the Alpha stage through giveaways, events, etc.
Mar 24 2015, 5:38pm