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Category: MMORPG License: Free / Open source 6,586 views

The Mana World (TMW) is an effort to create a free and open source MMORPG. TMW uses 2D graphics and aims to create a large and diverse interactive world.

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  • veryape

    This is a game that will nver be finished (I hope), it has some obvious stuff that should be fixed. Also the story is quite nice but since developers comes and go over time not everything is super coherent with the main story. However the strength of this game is something that is hard to come by in other games that are more “complete” or has higher production values – this game has a great community. I’ve met loads of interesting people in different walks of life, most of them are friendly.

    I was playing when the split from Platyna happened. I didn’t have any big bias either way. I didn’t dislike her, I didn’t dislike the people that decided to move away from her server. Apparantly the devs/gm’s and longtime players thought she was not involved enough to be the one that had the final say in everything concerning the direction of the game.

    They felt that they were held back, so they made a copy of the game and hosted it elsewhere. Platyna still had a original copy with everything left, the players basically voted with their feet. Platyna was not and never will be TMW, however she was instrumental in it’s history for setting up the first server that was ment to be played (rather than a testing server) without her there would never have been a community in the first place.

    I think she really deserves a lot of credit for this, but I also think that the move away from her server was necessary for the game not grind to a halt and slowly die away.

  • Andrew Ryan Hall

    Platyna was a host for http://www.themanaworld.org If we were not authorized to change our host provider than why do we still remain the proper domain holder? Platyna no offense but your hard to get ahold of so we dumped you. sorry

  • Platyna

    Hello. I am the admin of TMW. Please remember that on March 2013 one of developers made an unauthorized copy of the server and convinced the domain owner to change domain entries. Therefore the original server had to change its domain.

    More info can be found here: http://www.themanaworld.net/

    Please update your links and change the server in you client to the original one.

  • masm

    It is really great game, it has lot of quest, stuff etc… but that is right it has 2D and the graphics not too good, but the developers are working on it.
    One of my friend are playing with this on tablet too.

    It worth once try :)

  • Freaknigh

    I don’t think “serious effort” or “proper development” coexist with free.

    • My Name Is

      You should have a look at the Linux audio production scene, then. Pro-level programs (WAY better than any commercial offerings), and everything free and open source.

      Much to learn, this newbie has.

      • My Name Is

        And I really do wonder what you think of Warsow, Xonotic, and Yo Frankie.

  • http://twitter.com/Afrodiseum N.C. Weber

    Still in development. Missing some key features, such as a mission or quest log. There’s no real sense of what exactly you are meant to accomplish. Mostly grinding and buying mediocre equipment involved. Still, it’s something to do on a slow day.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it gets boring very fast.

  • tivasyk.info

    this should (imho) rather be called a demo than a game: gameplay is too primitive and repetitive, quests are scarce, list of available equipment very limited etc. & etc. give it a try to see the pretty pixelated graphics, but it won’t entertaint you for more that an hour =( however this mmorpg would be a hit if it got a proper development in the future.

  • tivasyk.info

    this should (imho) rather be called a demo than a game: gameplay is too primitive and repetitive, quests are scarce, list of available equipment very limited etc. & etc. give it a try to see the pretty pixelated graphics, but it won’t entertaint you for more that an hour =( however this mmorpg would be a hit if it got a proper development in the future.

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