Book of Travels journeys to Early Access on October 11
Publisher Might and Delight has announced an updated Steam Early Access launch date for Book of Travels. The upcoming self-labeled TMORPG (Tiny Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game) is set to release on October 11.
Book of Travels is more "journey" than "destination," with an emphasis on small-scale social interactions in a world that appears to have taken design cues from gorgeous Impressionist paintings. Its unique approach to multiplayer gaming means player interactions will be a touch sparse and all the more memorable — at least, that's what Might and Delight clearly seeks to spark here.
Join Book of Travels and become part of a unique social roleplaying experience that doesn’t hold your hand. Inspired by genre classics, this is a serene adventure that sets you adrift in a fairytale world... it’s also an invitation to roleplay without the restraints of linear missions and plotlines. Feel at liberty to travel the free wilds and vivid cities of the Braided Shore peninsula. Wander deep into the layers of this hand-drawn world, stumble upon its hidden places or unravel one of its many mysteries. There is no overarching goal and no real beginning or end, but for mortal characters the stakes can be high.
Braided Shore is a vast and intricate world, but meetings with other players are few and far between so your chance encounters will be something special. Choose to collaborate together or to survive alone, either way, you’ll be part of the birth of an exciting new online community, one where many stories will be told.
But take note: This is a game for wayfinders and wanderers and it won’t plan out your route. Instead it will trust you to play in your own style and to shape your own journey. Whichever way you choose to travel, you’ll soon be adding your own chapters to Book of Travels.
Book of Travels springs to life thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Evidently, there's still quite the draw for an MMO-esque game that's centered more on real role-playing and less on number-crunching. Check the game's Steam page for a detailed list of differences between October's Early Access launch and the full scope of the official release circa 2023.