With new Pokémon there comes considerable hand wringing. Last week’s announcement was capped off with a reminder that a more traditional, focused title would be released for the Nintendo Switch some time in 2019. Nonetheless, many have remarked their distaste for Let’s Go and the current trajectory of the franchise. For fans that might be feeling a little uneasy there are other options out there: enter Temtem, a Pokémon inspired MMO.
Crema, a small outfit based out of Madrid, has successfully secured funding for their monster collect and battle game Temtem. In roughly one week, the project has already clawed together $145,000 USD, more than double the originally requested amount of cash. Last year Crema released Immortal Redneck, a well-received FPS rogue-lite title.
The one thing that Temtem seems to have going for it over Pokémon is the MMO aspect. Something that Pokémon has only sort of half-assed (the core titles have always had strangely limited functionality), Temtem is touting a playspace where users will be able to interact, trade, and battle with other Temtem tamers.
If Crema has coaxed you in, or if you want to check out the pitch for yourself, there’s still plenty of time to support the scene via Kickstarter here.
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