Mad World is an upcoming cross-platform MMORPG that looks quite intriguing as it strives to renovate this dormant genre. The game is still in its early development stage at the moment, but what we have seen so far looks pretty promising. Basically, you will create your own character, then go on to explore a beautiful hand-drawn world and do practically anything you want. Check out a gameplay trailer of the game below:

The setting of Mad World is a pretty grim one. Thousands of years ago, a mysterious event almost completely annihilated the world. Nobody knows exactly what happened. They only know that right now the world is in absolute turmoil, with twisted creatures running rampant and hope and despair lay at the crossroad. A few brave heroes dare to embark on a journey to escape this dark reality, and you will be one of them.

This motif is not exactly unheard of in these types of fantasy games, but Mad World is much deeper than that. There will be no genetic NPCs with genetic storylines. Each and every one has an emotional, and sometimes even shocking background that you will uncover by doing quests and exploring the setting. These stories almost feel like they are not just fantasy but can actually happen in our real world.

Mad World

In term of gameplay, Mad World has a large collection of gear for you to find and equip to your character. Weapons come in 3 categories: Melee, Range, and Sorcery, and each of these categories is further divided into 2 smaller types: One-handed and Two-handed. If you opt for a one-handed weapon, you can wield a shield in your other hand as well. The developer also said that there will be no class system in Mad World, so you will probably have a lot of freedom to customize your character however you want. The skills are still currently under development, but some available footage show that they are pretty varied and give off a combo vibe.

Some footage of the skills

Monsters look like they are heavily inspired by Cthulhu Mythos. They are terrifying, twisted, and will definitely offer a fair bit of challenge.

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Right now, there is no exact release date for this MMORPG, but it is scheduled to come out within this year. If you are interested, stay tuned for more updates!