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Q. What is Chronicles of Elyria?[edit | edit source]
Chronicles of Elyria (CoE) is a next-generation MMORPG that aims to break the boundaries of the current MMO trope.
Q. What is an MMORPG?[edit | edit source]
MMORPG (usually shortened to MMO) is an acronym for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. These are games played via the Internet and involving hundreds or thousands of players all playing on the same server or game world. Players can meet each other in-game, play together, and adventure with thousands of people from around the world.
While the last three letters of the acronym stand for "Role Playing Game", historically only a minority of MMORPG communities have engaged in the role-play acting associated with table-top games like Dungeons and Dragons. For the most part, "RPG" in "MMORPG" stands for a slough of common features such as character creation, progression of the player character's abilities as a primary focus, and traditional fantasy themes. Chronicles of Elyria's development in some ways conforms with and in some ways wholly contradicts these typical featuresets.
Q. Who are Soulbound Studios?[edit | edit source]
|“||By challenging what it means to be fun, re-imagining what is possible, and re-defining "immersive", Soulbound Studios aims to create games unlike anything ever seen before. But this passion for creating next-gen games isn't just what we do, it's who we are. It's part of us. It's Soulbound.||„|
Q. Who will publish and distribute the game?[edit | edit source]
At this stage CoE will be entirely self-published by Soulbound. It is unknown whether external distributors will be involved is. Self-publishing gives much more control over the design goal of the game.
Q. Is Soulbound Studios hiring?[edit | edit source]
Yes! Since this changes from time-to-time, your best bet is to bookmark their Jobs Page on Gamasutra.
Q. Can I contribute to the development of the game?[edit | edit source]
Games such as this requires many resources. The best way to get involved is to head on over to the official site, sign-up and get your pledge in. Alternatively, you can head to Soulbound Studios' Investors page if you have the resources necessary to do so.