The Otherland devs get medieval in their latest video featuring the opening world of the EightSquared simulation. The video explores the Otherland AI "Lifecycle" design and how the NPCs have a daily routine and life events that the player can interact with. The big part of EightSquared conflict revolves around two armies that are locked in an eternal war symbolized by a giant Chess game. Needless to say, cheating has ensued in this war of red and white colors.

Otherland 'Making of' Part 3: EightSquared

Hamburg, 30.03.12 – gamigo and developers RealU will be introducing the fascinating medieval simulation "EightSquared" in today's episode of the 'Making of' series for Otherland: Green fields, Victorian architecture and gigantic chess pieces floating in the sky dominate this world created by Tad Williams. The White and Red Armies are mired in an endless war against one another. The video visualizes why they are fighting.

"EightSquared" is a stark visual contrast to the bright and colorful world of "Lambda Mall". Players will experience a rich background story and have the opportunity to go head-to-head against a wide variety of opponents and complete countless captivating quests. The 'Making of' also provides some insight into the "Lifecycle AI" of NPCs. In Otherland, NPCs have their own behavioral patterns that can be influenced, to some extent, by player interaction. The aim is to present a more believable and realistic world to players.

About gamigo AG

gamigo AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOGs in Europe. Since 2010, gamigo also publishes its games globally. A team of more than 100 employees works in the company headquarters in Hamburg and its branch office in New York City. The key to success is the emphasis on publishing high-quality games supervised by first-rate community management. The portfolio includes games from all ends of the gaming spectrum - from Facebook games and browser-based games to elaborate MMORPGs.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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