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Last Oasis MMO bringing Burning Man survival to a scorched Earth

by: Randy -
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Last Oasis caught my attention when it was revealed in January of last year. It caught my attention not only for its letter-flipped LVST OVSIS logo, but for its land-walking wooden sculptures inspired by Dutch artist Theo Jansen's strandbeests, and for the game world's crazy notion that a cataclysm stopped the Earth's rotation so now the planet has a light-and-dark-side-of-the-moon thing happening. Down on the burning/freezing surface, this nomadic survival MMO has tribal cultures racing the sun on mobile Burning Man sculptures and fighting for resources Mad Max style. I mean, are you kidding me? I love everything I'm hearing about this.

No solid date for Steam Early Access besides "Q1 2020." That's anytime between now and March 31. I'm personally not into MMOs anymore (my EVE Online and World of Warcraft days are long gone), but I'll be tuning into any Twitch stream I can get my hands on with Last Oasis. The walkers, the scorching sun, the standstill Earth, the survival mechanics, the player-driven trade economy, and the far-horizon travel distances on a dynamically changing map are going to make for some entertaining MMO action.