Five Isle is a world comprised of five floating islands, each of which represents one of the five Chinese elements.
The state-of-the-art technology of the Unreal Engine 3 allows the action-packed MMORPG to have visually dazzling landscapes, highly-detailed character models and top-notch effects. The developers had a wealth of material to draw upon when creating the highly-varied multiverses.
Deep below the main level is the Hacker Zone, an area where shady creatures cause trouble and illicit substances are sold. Enter the Hacker Zone with caution - not all of its inhabitants are amiable towards players.
They're given the chance to talk about their work and the passion involved in porting the best-selling novels by Tad Williams into an innovative, online RPG.
Otherland features lush landscapes, highly-detailed character models and top-notch effects thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of the Unreal Engine 3. The developers had a wealth of material to draw upon when creating the highly-varied mulitverses. There is little to limit the imagination in virtual reality, making an endless variety of settings imaginable. "Eight Squared" is a classic medieval world with fairy-tale castles and massive chess pieces floating the air. Mars is hardly a red wasteland but instead boasts impressive Oriental buildings. Additional worlds are already in development.
The "non-targeting system" makes fighting in Otherland focused on the action. The game features long-range weapons such as bows or guns as well as weapons designed for melee combat such as clubs, swords and lances. Attacks are not aimed at a specific target, so sweeping blows or mighty swings will hit all enemies within range! Position and separate targeting are important aspects of battles, making them far more dynamic and intuitive.
A new part of the making-of series has been released to fit the beta weekend in which the developer gives away more details about the classes in the game. A class will also be announced that is planned as an expansion for after the release of Otherland.
Check out the official closed beta trailer for Otherland.