Mighty Quest… comes to Steam Early Access
Ubisoft’s action RPG-cum-tower defense-ish castle planning game The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot has today released its closed beta on Steam’s Early Access program.
Detailing life in the floating kingdom of Opulencia, where the economy seems to work mainly through stealing from your neighbours, Might Quest puts you in the boots of one of four characters as you work towards levelling up, looting or buying better equipment, and most importantly becoming rich.
It’s a game that can be seen in two sections – one is an action RPG alá Diablo, with the character chasing a cursor, killing monsters with basic and special attacks, and avoiding traps; the other is where you unleash your inner bastard by designing your castle layout for other players to attack, placing traps and monsters where you feel they will do the most damage.
The two sections are intrinsically linked – there are a small number of NPC castles to practice on, but the bulk of the game is spent working to overcome other players’ designs.
While being an MMO, it has more in common with social and browser based games. If desired, sessions can be played in short bursts – ideally attacking a castle can be done in two or three minutes, and you don’t need to do anything or even be online when others attack you (you can choose to watch a replay later, to either see where your defences are weak or to laugh at their failure, as applicable).
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is currently still in closed beta, although access can be acquired by applying for a beta code at the official website, or guaranteed by purchasing a bundle of items at the cash shop. Access to the Steam version is currently only via buying a bundle on Steam itself. The final release of the game is planned to be free-to-play however.