Factsheet

Developer:
Way North Studios AS
Based in Giske, Norway

Release date:
N/A

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux

Website:
thetaverngame.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

The Tavern is a short-story oriented, event-driven “Socially Multiplayer Online Roguelike-like Roleplaying Game” (or a SMORRPG, for short), set in a pseudo-medieval sword and sorcery-like fantasy world. The game has a split focus between solo adventuring and socializing/interacting with other players in social hubs, aka taverns. Taverns are gathering spots for adventurers and would-be heroes of all kinds, and serve as social hubs where the players can hang out, show off their characters, socialize and interact with other players in various ways. This is also where players can find Adventures. An Adventure is a self-contained short-story where the player must choose a path through the world in order to finish the story and resolve the objective of the Adventure. Randomization, branching choices, unique events, rare monster encounters and special character class abilities all help making each adventure a unique experience for the player.

History

The Tavern has been under development since June 2013 by a small, two-man team at Way North Studios AS. The game is being developed on a shoestring budget, and in addition to in-house development it relies on both third-party freelancers and the Unity Asset Store for essential systems and GFX/Audio assets.

Features

  • Pseudo-medieval sword & sorcery-like fantasy world.
  • Central hubs – taverns – for social interactions with other players.
  • Multiplayer interactions through mini-games and duels in taverns.
  • Story-oriented solo-adventures with random locations, events and encounters.
  • Character classes with unique abilities and traits.
  • Random monster encounters and rare events.
  • Simple, turn-based combat.
  • Limited demand on your time.
  • Permanent death.
  • Powered by Unity.

Videos

There are currently no trailers available for The Tavern. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Images

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About Way North Studios AS

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Way North Studios is a small, independent game developer studio based in Giske, Norway. They are currently developing an online roleplaying game - The Tavern - for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms.

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The Tavern Credits

Geir Ove Alnes
Creative Director / Game Designer, Way North Studios AS

Are Blindheim
Studio Manager / Game Designer, Way North Studios AS


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