Tiny MMO Book of Travels lays out big plans for the future

  • Tiny MMO Book of Travels lays out big plans for the future

    Posted by on August 5, 2022 at 7:22 PM

    Associate editor Lauren Morton chose Book of Travels as her personal pick for game of the year in 2021, but she also acknowledged that its unusual ways—it's “distinctly inconvenient,” as she put it—might put some players off. That appeared to be the case in December 2021, when developer Might and Delight laid off a large portion of its staff, although it vowed to continue development of the game.

    To its credit, Might and Delight has stuck with it. Earlier this week it posted a new early access development roadmap, and today it dove deeper into what it all means, and what players can expect in the future.

    “It is important to understand what we are trying to address,” the studio wrote. “We always said we would not hand hold in this game. The downside of this is that sales suffered because people say there is no content. We have dozens of negative reviews where people played for a few hours, found nothing to do, and then reacted negatively.”

    Might and Delight said the challenge is to get people into the content without abandoning its no-handholding commitment: “To nudge players along without drawing a big arrow saying ‘It’s over here',” as the studio put it. Some of the changes to help make that happen will be small and subtle, like tweaks to item descriptions and gossip, and others, like the addition of a Prologue that will help “pave the way to Kasa,” the main city in Book of Travels, will be more

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