Worlds Adrift is an open-world MMO Sandbox or ‘massively multiplayer online sandbox game’, where players can explore and design a world full of floating islands. Build your own skyship and compete for resources as you explore a world that is shaped by the players themselves.
Ultima Online is an old-school fantasy isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that set many standard features for games in the multiplayer RPG genre. Unique multiplayer mechanics in the game like fighting in groups for leveling, crafting, dungeon crawling, fighting with fellow players, exploring a persistent world were ultimately made into staples of MMOs after the turning point that was Ultima Online’s release.
The Saga of Lucimia is a group-based sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that emphasizes the foundations of classic MMOs and table-top games; working together with fellow players to achieve new feats. There are no questing hubs, mini-maps or solo-able content. There is very little hand-holding that forces players to explore the world instead of being led to the next quest with giant yellow question marks. The game offers a sandbox world, a classless skill-based system, dungeons and team-based tasks and obstacles.
The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal) is a social sandbox massively multiplayer online role-playing game that focuses on survival strategies and skill-based player combat. The game’s full loot and open PvP create intense “risk vs reward” scenarios. Fight others for resources, form a clan in the valley and claim your settlement.
Star Citizen is an indie-developed crowdfunded sci-fi MMO set in space that allows players to take various roles of merchants, bounty hunters, surveyors, smugglers and more. The game will offer action combat, high-level graphics, first person point of view and realistic space exploration. It is in development by Cloud Imperium Games corporation and Chris Roberts, the designer of Wing Commander and Privateer. Star Citizen is the highest funded video game ever to be raised through crowdfunding in the history of gaming. There is also a single player game set in the same universe as Star Citizen that is being developed.
Project: Gorgon is a sandbox, skill oriented, primarily PvE MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ in which a large variety of combat and life skill types determine what each player is able to do and what role a player ultimately end up playing. Interacting with NPCs is a huge part of the gameplay with each NPC having its own personality and preferences. The game takes the relationship between action and consequence seriously.
Project Z is a semi-isometric top-down MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ inspired by games such as ArcheAge, Lost Ark and Lineage Eternal. It is considered by many as an attempt to provide classic MMO experience. The game offers a progressions system based on a story-line, ocean sailing, tab target isometric combat, life skills such as husbandry and farming, and a housing system.
Peria Chronicles is a cel-shaded action combat MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with a player-driven sandbox world. With various tools, players can can terra-form the world around them to create mountains, underground tunnels, waterfalls, towns and interactable, reward giving dungeons over the existing world. Combining tools and mechanisms like levers and switches allow the creation complex world-building content from lamps to elevators. The combat in Peria Chronicles centers around collecting and using powerful creatures with their own set of abilities known as Kiranas.
New World is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ by Amazon Game Studios set in pre-colonial and colonial period of the Americas. In this version of the world, the supernatural is real. The developers describe the game in a horror-like fashion. New World is emphasized to be open ended and sandbox in nature, specifically being able to choose to live on your own or join with other players to build villages, towns and forts.