The Conclave game from 10×10 Room is a really interesting idea. Instead of trying to create another MMORPG, the guys at 10×10 Room have thought about how they translate the roleplaying game experience and move it into the current world, where no one seems to have the time to spend playing RPGs (much to my chagrin). To do this, Conclave takes tactical combat, played out in your web browser, and you can play with your friends in a party to take down the enemies, with each player controlling a unique character against the AI. However, the best part of that is the asynchronous play, which means you can play when your friends are offline in Conclave, set your turn, and come back to see what everyone else did. Still, if Conclave was just that, I probably wouldn’t be all that interested, but the story aspect of it looks pretty neat. At certain parts in the game, you are provided with text, similar to old text-based games (or new text-based games) where the party is given an explanation of what is going on and then gets to vote on what the party does next in response, changing the outcome of the game. Conclave doesn’t require you to play the whole game with the same party, either, and the quests scale depending on the number of people playing. Conclave from 10×10 room is an extremely promising looking game that has some ambition. If you are interested in learning more, check out the Kickstarter.
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