Dark Legends, an MMO by Spacetime Studios

I’ve caught wind of a new game in development by Spacetime Studios. Their latest MMO for handheld devices is called Dark Legends and sees you as a newly sired vampire having to defend itself from the humans wishing you and all other vampires dead.

Information on Dark Legends is a little thin on the ground, but judging by two of their previous titles, Pocket Legends and Star Legends you can expect to see the same high standard portable roleplaying, and addictive gameplay.

Please visit their site at www.darklegends.com and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Their press-release below has more information.

Dark Legends Press Release

Spacetime Studios takes its mobile and desktop Legends franchise into a frightening new world with Dark Legends. Players will embrace the secret societies of vampires to challenge the hordes of undead, werewolves, demons and humans that hunt them. The title will be released for Android, iOS and Chrome in the first quarter of 2012.

Fans of the popular Legends franchise, Pocket Legends and Star Legends, will discover a gameplay evolution in Dark Legends that draws them even deeper into the experience. The combat system delivers fast paced, action oriented gameplay that includes new mechanics such as charge attacks and the ability to drain enemies. A wide breadth of solo and multiplayer content will also be available.

The most significant change is a much deeper focus on narrative. In addition to story communicated during the 3D multiplayer missions, players will periodically be given the option to complete quick action missions with a single tap. These missions use brief cut scenes to create an interactive storybook, where players experience the life of a vampire up-close and personal.

The company’s goal for Dark Legends is to combine casual, strategic advancement content with their award winning real-time 3D multiplayer system to create a blend of gameplay never before seen.

With each entry to the Legends franchise we raise the bar for the pick-up-and-play MMO space, said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. The changes between Pocket Legends and Star Legends were significant, but Dark Legends is a quantum leap forward in interactive storytelling. Live the dark fantasy and play anywhere, anytime, anyone!

Dark Legends opens with the player recently raised and under the direction of the vampire that sired them. The secret existence of vampires has been exposed and angry, misguided humans are uniting to exterminate the undead plague by any means necessary. Players must work with their clan to survive this brutal new world.

The previous Legends titles, fantasy Pocket Legends and sci-fi Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles have been downloaded more than seven million times, making it the world’s largest mobile MMO franchise.

Dark Legends with be shown for the first time publicly at GDC 2012.

About Spacetime Studios

Spacetime Studios is an independent game development studio located inAustin,Texas. The company was founded in late 2005 by online game veterans Cinco Barnes, Gary Gattis, Jake Rodgers and Anthony L. Sommers.

In 2010, Spacetime released Pocket Legends, the world’s first cross-platform, 3D, persistent mobile MMO. The game’s pick-up-and-play format, expandable nature and unparalleled instanced gameplay have propelled it to become a landmark title on Apple and Android-based mobile devices. In 2011, Spacetime became the first 3D MMO publisher in history to allow people to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones and tablets.

Spacetime has been recognized by Develop as one of the world’s 100 most successful game studios. The company continues to expand its content and technology lead in the mobile multiplayer market.

To learn more about Spacetime Studios, please visit www.spacetimestudios.com

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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