Revealing these screenshots
, Nerd Kingdom
announced that TUG
is now available via Steam Early Access. TUG is a multiplayer, open-world, sandbox-RPG using social sciences to allow players to impact how the game evolves. The game offers a massive procedurally-generated world to explore, featuring 13 unique biomes including complex cave systems and day/night cycles. The gameplay focuses on crafting, exploration, PvP, and role-playing, with an emphasis on immersion and player freedom.
Players begin their journey as beings called Seeds, humanoid creatures with a special crystal on their body enabling them to interface with the strange energies in the world around them. While the game won't have a linear narrative, the developers have hinted at an expansive mythos that will eventually manifest itself in the game in numerous ways.
The game currently features two gameplay modes: Creative Mode and Survival Games. In Creative Mode, players can unleash their creativity on the landscape of TUG by digging and building the terrain and exploring the near-infinite procedurally generated world. In the Survival Games, players spawn on a multiplayer map and must race to collect resources, craft weapons and tools, and battle it out to the last Seed standing. Players must utilize the environment to forge tools and weapons, create traps, and sabotage opponents.