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Working As Intended: Dabbling in indie sandbox Villagers and Heroes

Villagers and Heroes is not the sort of sandbox that gets a lot of coverage in the gaming press. You can't gank in the game. No one will murder you for your ore or your logs. There are no petty internet crime lords generating scandals or developers being ousted for cheating. Clichéd zombies...

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Villagers and Heroes announces April 17th Steam launch and new expansion

Free Realms refugees, if you're looking for a new home with cute graphics and quests and housing and crafting, then indie F2P MMO Villagers and Heroes might just be it. The game itself isn't new, but with its new expansion, Fury of the Stone Lord, it's receiving a major graphical upgrade and...

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Free for All: Villagers and Heroes adds bells, whistles, and more sand

Villagers and Heroes is a favorite of mine, but let's be honest: The game looks old. When talking to Damon Slye, President of Mad Otter Games, I found that many people agree. According to Slye, it's one of the most frequent concerns he hears from potential new players. The engine that the game...

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The Stream Team: Checking out Villagers and Heroes' new client

Massively's Beau Hindman and members of the Mad Otter team are on hand to show off some of the new test features and the new client (with better graphics) of Villagers and Heroes. If you like sandbox gameplay, crafting, and combat, check it out. Game: Villagers and Heroes Host: Beau Hindman...

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Rise and Shiny revisit: Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms is probably one of my top favorite MMORTS titles out there. There are many reasons it holds a special place in my slightly crumpled gamer heart, and I will be sure to get to those, but there are also many gameplay elements that could use some improvement. It's a pretty typical...

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Massively's Third Annual Frindie Awards

It's time once again for me to throw out my awards for the best of free-to-play, indie, and oddball MMOs, a real niche-within-a-niche. It might seem that I am assigned many of these titles as though I were some modern day Mikey, but the truth is that I get a huge thrill out of finding a new game...

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The Stream Team: Celebrating vets edition, November 11 - 17, 2013

In the MMOverse, we talk often about veterans -- those old-timers who have stuck with a game through thick and thin, playing steadfastly as the years go by even when others head off for new horizons. And with a nod to their dedication, we pay homage those stalwart members of the community who...

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The Stream Team: Villagers and Heroes from an eight-year-old's perspective

Massively's Larry Everett introduced his eight-year-old son to the trailer to Villagers and Heroes, and the boy freaked out. The munchkin literally danced in place, asking when we'll be livestreaming the game. Join us live at 7:00 p.m. EST to see that it takes more than a village to raise the child...

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The Stream Team: Embracing change edition, November 4 - 10, 2013

A number of you already heard some rumblings about changes coming to The Stream Team. It is true: There are changes to the who, the how, and the how many. And those changes are all in effect starting now. But not all change is bad (remember that collection of coins you found under the couch...

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A Mystical Land changes name to Villagers & Heroes, adds content

Remember A Mystical Land? Well, forget about it, at least under that name. Mad Otter and Neonga have sent out a press release announcing that the title is now called Villagers & Heroes in an effort to "better match the content and focus of the game." The name change isn't the only change,...

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