I received a little email today indicating that I had been selected to alpha-test Game Neverending and suddenly my entire evening disappeared. In fact I became so absorbed in this new web-based rpg that I didn’t even watch the second half of Monday Night Football.
In some ways gne reminds me of a MUD in the sense of being an online world you can explore, but it’s also distinctly different in that a very big component is your character’s ability to make items. Karma is another interesting aspect of the game; you gain it by doing things for other characters. The scary thing is that the creators have indicated that this test world is only about 5% of what the final product will become. Exciting stuff.