BitCraft is an upcoming sandbox MMORPG from Clockwork Labs. Though not much is known about the game at this time, it’s clear that BitCraft aims to take a different approach to the MMO genre, both in terms of gameplay and graphics.
Instead of focusing on just combat, BitCraft will focus more on community building, exploration, and life skills such as crafting, fishing, or farming.
In BitCraft players are encouraged to work together to form communities and build villages, towns, and cities. This will all happen in a procedurally generated world that can be permanently changed by the players.
Players will be able to build their own towns and then form alliances with other players to work together to create kingdoms and empires.
Even if there is no direct PvP between players, there will be competitions between player-made towns for resources.
A Unique World
BitCraft will mix elements from survival games, RPGs, and strategy games with the traditional MMO formula.
In terms of graphics, BitCraft looks like it might have been inspired by Breath of the Wild, and maybe by the indie hit Journey, with simple heavily stylized but rather beautiful graphics. It also looks like BitCraft has drawn quite a bit of inspiration from Valheim.
BitCraft is being developed by a relatively small team at Clockwork Labs but has several investors that also advise on the game including Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, the CEO of CCP Games and EVE Online, Aðalsteinn ‘Alli’ Óttarsson, the Former Sr. Development Director at Riot Games, David Baszucki, CEO of the Roblox Corporation, David Helgason, Founder of Unity and Ian Livingstone Cofounder of Games Workshop and Eidos.
BitCraft is currently in pre-alpha with no official release date yet. It will be released on PC initially but aims to have cross-platform play eventually.
Currently, the developers are working on pre-alpha update 8 which aims to improve many of the systems in the game.
So far BitCraft looks like it could be a very innovative and exciting entry into the MMO genre, and we’re looking forward to seeing more about this game in the coming months. Are you excited about BitCraft? Let us know in the comments!