「Book of Travels」by (Might And Delight)
Look at this gorgeous game! Today I was scrolling through twitter and came across this wonderful colorful game. By developers who I’ve never heard about. So I just thought I would make this little post to try and inform people who might also be interested in playing a game with such a gorgeous art style. It almost looks like a painting at times! I was absolutely taken aback!
The game was announced during the Summer of Gaming 2021 E3 Press Conference, yes you know that conference hosted by Geoff. Sadly I didn’t get a chance to watch this one, and only came in during the Xbox Conference, and then the Square Enix one. Twitch flame wars aside, Book of Travels just took my breath away from the trailer. It gave me chills, and the fact different narrators tell the story, to me indicates that the game might have different playable characters!
But get this – It’s also an MMO!
Besides it seems to be an online game where, from what I’m gathering, you can play with friends and role play with them, forge your own adventure in this new world. All while being in this gorgeous nature!
The possibilities are endless!
From the trailers it’s seems like a more relaxed MMO, which I forgot to mention, by eating all the promotional trailers I think this is an online game, though the mechanics of how it all works are still up in the air for me, but I personally don’t like eating all of the promotional material, because I’d like to be surprised, but you can check out the 30 minute game play demo down below!
Instead on focusing on intense action the team at Might and Delight seem to be focusing on the more mundane and daily life, which is sort of a game changer, it seems like you can still do sword and fighting stuff, but I wonder if whenever you meet another player, there’s going to be the option to become friends and experience the world through adventure and exploration, rather than go directly into PvP.
The game started out on Kickstarter, from what I’m gathering and seems to have reached it’s goal, otherwise we wouldn’t be here, I never knew about it, I had no idea this game even existed, but here we are and thus I’m trying to give it some type of spotlight!
Might and Delight is a small independent game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2010, the studio has released over twenty projects including games, digital books and artwork, all of which have a highly crafted visual style and explore emotionally engaging themes such as motherhood, loss, freedom and solitude.
Book of Travels comes out on Early Access real soon! The Steam pages has it listed for August 9th, so this is certainly a game I’m going to be looking out for.