A multiverse of virtual realities
German developer dtp Entertainment has announced it's working on Otherland. Based on the science-fiction novels of the same name by Tad Williams, it's scheduled for release in 2010.
The game takes place entirely in virtual reality as players travel across a varied series of worlds, with themes ranging from mythology, science-fiction and fantasy, to historical, contemporary and cartoon settings. The appearance of players' avatars will alter as they go, and the game worlds will change dynamically around them.
There will be scope for co-operative gameplay and player-versus-player conflict, as well as a wide variety of casual and social minigames in a hub area called Lambda Mall.
Let's hope this game adaptation can measure up to the wonderful books it's based on.
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