South African video game developer releases MMO role-playing game

KOJO ESSAH

Destiny of Ancient Kingdoms is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by South African game developer Utopia Dream Entertainment Alliance, based in Johannesburg. The game was released on their website and on the online gaming platform Steam on 30 August 2016 and is free-to-play.

The game has typical features that gamers have come to expect from MMOs, such as character creation, but adds its own unique flavour to the genre. Destiny of Ancient Kingdoms has six character classes that each feel and play differently from each other. These are the swordsman, friar, archer, magician, assassin, and soul eater classes. Players are encouraged to experiment and play with the classes that they feel most comfortable with. The game world is also expansive, offering players three different kingdoms to visit and conquer: the Kingdom of Dragon, Kingdom of Magic, and Kingdom of Nature.

One interesting feature about the kingdoms is that these three regions do not inherently trust each other due to actions taken by the players themselves, which developers say takes place in the Ancient Battleground, available in every kingdom. Players can attack enemy kingdoms by teleporting from that kingdom’s Battleground. One potential drawback of this feature is that friends who want to play together must select the same starting kingdom during character creation, as they will only be able to change nationalities upon reaching level 35.

The game also includes group missions called instances, which players can start experiencing at level 25, special daily quests, and a guild system with its own special quests. Players can even get paid to play this game by referring their friends and through other unique means, which people can find out more about on the developer’s website.

Destiny of Ancient Kingdoms boasts low data consumption, and the actual size of the game is said to be just one gigabyte. This is one experience South African gaming fans should check out.

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