About Gridwoods

Some information on the game

So what is this exactly?

This is an attempt to develop a game I wanted to make for a long time. It is supposed to be a MMO for the browser. Nowadays these are often called io-games, but that's not exactly what I'm going for.

Contrary to a typical io-game this game is meant to:

  • Have a persistent state, i.e. game progress
  • Be rather slow-paced
  • Allow for cooperative play and encourage it
  • Have strategic combat elements

It's supposed to be a game I really want to play myself. No bullshit allowed.

To get some details on the development, go here.

FAQ

When will it be finished?

Probably never. Even in the unlikely case that the game actually ever reaches an actually playable and fun state, games like this one are never really done. There is always some stuff that can be added or that would be cool.

I'm hoping to achieve some basic gameplay in a few months.

Will it work on mobile devices?

I don't think so. In order to play a game that's both fun and challenging, you have to be able to give some serious input. With a measly touch-device and a single thumb that's just not possible.

I'm not going to compromise a game just so some bored employees are able to play it in afk-mode. There are enough other games for that.

Is this gonna be like Minecraft?

There will be some similarities:

  • A randomly generated world that consists of blocks
  • Hunting animals
  • Chopping trees
  • Building walls / houses

But actually, it's nothing like Minecraft:

  • It's about combat and growth, not decorating shit. If you have to build something, it's because it saves your ass, not because it looks nice.
  • It will have an actual combat system and challenging NPCs.
  • It's 2D, so you won't dig around much anyway.

Is it gonna be free?

Yes. I'd love to make some money off it, but it will be free and also non-pay2win. Pay2win kills games in the long run, so in my own interest I won't have that – ever. I'm thinking of adding some kind of cosmetic items later on.

Will there be feature X?

If you can't find an answer to a question, feel free to ask the community. I'll be glad to answer it personally.

Supported platforms

  • Chrome Browser
  • Firefox Browser
  • Edge / Internet Explorer
  • Mobile devices *

* Keyboard is required

Cost model / Pricing

  • Free to play
  • Microtransactions
  • Pay to win
  • Nagging