Project Gorgon: Coming soon?

One of the smaller resolutions that I have this year for Bio Break is to work on my posting balance a bit. I enjoy delivering “experience reports” of games that I’m currently playing, but I also want to get back to doing more topical posts on MMOs and posts on games I’m looking forward to playing. I used to do a lot of forward-looking posts back in the day, but then I started to tamp that down along the line, and now I feel like I am breaking some sort of weird oath to do it. Never mind that; talking about such things can be a joy in and of themselves.

So in that spirit, let’s talk Project Gorgon. The good news that we got last week from the creators is that this indie MMO is coming to Steam early access soon — within a month or so. And that is a Big Deal for me, since I’ve restrained myself for years from seriously playing this title until it got to this point. I’m a little leery on wipes and whatnot, even with some assurances to the contrary, but I think I heard it said that early access will mark the beginning of Gorgon’s next phase and a more stable run. Kind of like an early launch.

I’m going to wait and see what early access here entails, particularly if more details are going to be given about this build, the state of the game, and future plans. Project Gorgon is the type of game that I don’t want to have to restart over and over again — I just want to dive into it and explore it once without worrying about doing everything again. I’m also hoping to hear if playable fairies are coming soon. If they are, I’m willing to wait past early access to main one of those, but if not, well then, I think it’s high time to just game up and play already.

I’m totally going to be nerdy about it, too. I envision keeping a notepad file or a written notebook with clues and notes, and I’m trying not to spoil myself with the in-game hints or the out-of-game wiki for the first few weeks or months. PG is all about discovery, and since it’s an MMO, there’s always a way to circle back and get what you’ve missed. Probably going to play as an animal for a while too, because Death Armor Bovine was written on my birth certificate well before the doctors ever knew what it meant.

I hope that Gorgon is getting some more funds and will find this with early access. I worry about the financial state of this game, especially since it’s not really taking in any cash flow that I see and can only skate by on the rather meagre Kickstarter funds for so long. How the lead devs manage to eat and keep a house is beyond me. Maybe they moonlight on the Star Citizen team and come home with pockets full of cash. Who knows.

So Gorgon in a month… who’s with me? Anyone excited about this?

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6 thoughts on “Project Gorgon: Coming soon?

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus January 17, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Gorgon being on Steam is the tripwire for me to actually try to get into it.

  2. baldwinp January 17, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    This is the one MMO I have been watching for a while given the uniqueness of some of its quests and abilities and your posts about it. I tend to shy away from Steam, however, since its just something extra you need to load before you can get into the game. Do you know if it will be available for direct downloading as well? I haven’t actually done much research on it yet because I didn’t want my expectations of it tempered before it was sufficiently ready for release.

  3. bhagpuss January 17, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I really need to find my Kickstarter details and register my account. I guess this is the spur for that.

  4. DonV January 17, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Taking a wait and see approach. I hope it goes well. I have some games in the works that I own and need to get to like Gloria Victus and Shroud of the Avatar. If it goes off I might take the plunge.

  5. Roc April 20, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    DONV, I recommend skipping Shroud of the Avatar. IMO, that game is a piece of absolute trash that needs to be boycotted. I bought SOTA almost 4 years ago and everytime I log in to see what progress has been made, the only additions I can find are cosmetic purchases or houses purchases with real money, absolutely no improvements to gameplay. Skip SOTA it’s a waste of money, and there’s a special place in hell for Lord Britsh

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