The majority of games currently available on Facebook are simple. In fact, some of them lack any depth of any kind and aren’t fun to play for more than few minutes — if that. Now a group of developers who worked on games like EverQuest, Planetside, and Free Realms is planning to deliver what may seem impossible – a true MMORPG on Facebook that will appear to both the hardcore and casual audience, and that game is called City of Eternals.
What Is It?
An MMORPG set in a world of vampires, where the undead can battle zombies, customize their homes, and form their own covens.
Why It Matters
It will be the first game to bring a real MMORPG experience into the Facebook platform, which is challenging, not only from a technical standpoint, but also from a user standpoint. With the majority of Facebook game players being non-gamers, there may be obstacles in getting them to venture into a more complex game than they’re used to.
How to Play
The game is still in Alpha, so we didn’t get to see all that it has to offer, but it appears City of Eternals plays similarly to most other MMORPGs. You take control of a character who has just recently become a member of the undead. But the other vampires don’t quite trust you yet, so you’re sent on a series of quests to prove your worth. Once you’re done with those quests you get your own home, which can be customized to your liking, and the ability to run around the world at will.
Certain characters will have errands for you to do, including delivering messages or fetching objects, but there is real-time combat in the game as well.
Will Anyone Play?
Remains to be seen. While the idea of more advanced games on Facebook is a tantalizing one, but I’m not sure most of those who love Farmville or Café World are ready to take the next step.
Interested in Trying Out The Game?
The developer has given us 100 free invites for our readers to get a sneak peek at the game. These are first come, first served and you go here to get them. If you play the game, let us know what you think, but keep in mind, it’s still in Alpha so there are kinks that still need working out.