Redbedlam, an independent game developer, has announced the creation of a new MMO called The Missing Ink. The game is in its alpha stage currently and is a “mostly traditional MMO”, according to the team. Screenshots show that this is not exactly correct.
The game features evildoers who’ve corrupted popular fairytales and stories and it’s up to you to fix them. The browser-based game takes players through a 2-dimensional layout in a 3-dimensional world. If that doesn’t make sense, here’s how it works: you’re in a 3D world, but everything is from out of a book, so it’s a 2D cutout – including you.
The traditional parts come in how the game itself is played. It’s got quests, dungeons, and “world saving events,” but it’s otherwise not exactly your everyday MMO. Players will also reportedly be given built-in tools for sharing their own adventures and stories as well.
The Missing Ink will enter beta testing in early 2012 and is currently accepting applications for that. It will launch in the third quarter of next year.