New developer Studio MONO has released a teaser trailer for an online, real-time tactical RPG called InSomnia this week.
InSomnia's steel environments will sprawl across a deserted space station that's en route to a destination known as the Evacuation Point. The descendents of the Normans, a race that bailed on their home planet after a "cataclysmic conflict" ruined its presumably scenic and inviting landscapes, inhabit this station and lovingly refer to it as the Dump.
InSomnia's initial press release describes the game's visible realm as a "veil behind which are hidden many layers of reality." More details will be revealed "in the coming weeks," but the project is currently 18 months into development.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK & SAMARIA, RUSSIA – 22nd October 2013
Introducing a brave new Online RPG for a new generation from a brand new studio. Studio MONO, an independent developer straddling three continents, are excited to unveil their debut game, InSomnia, an ambitious Real-Time Tactical Online RPG currently scheduled for release on PC in late 2014. Set in a diesel-punk styled universe with dystopian, retro-futuristic styling, InSomnia takes place on a gargantuan, half-deserted space station 400 years in to its journey
slowly making its way to an elusive planet known only as the Evacuation Point.
Inhabited by the descendants of the Normans, a race of people who escaped their home planet several centuries earlier after it became inhospitable due to a cataclysmic conflict, most of the station has long been abandoned and is now known by the remaining inhabitants as the Dump. This is where the game world of InSomnia takes place, an enigmatic universe in which the visible realm is a veil behind which are hidden many layers of reality. A passion project for Studio MONO already 18 months in to development, InSomnia is a dedicated mission to produce an alternative to big-budget, creatively superficial MMO's by developing a complex, multi-layered RPG taking place in genuine real-
time, with a flexible character advancement system, original game mechanics, all set in a carefully constructed universe.
The teaser trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zCUmDmTwIiA
More on InSomnia and Studio MONO will be revealed in the coming weeks.