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Relocate to a fantasy MMORPG world and line corporate pockets in Genfanad

Funskilled labor
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13 MAY 2022 - Today, developer Rose Tinted Games is delighted to reveal Genfanad, a lighthearted MMORPG adventure for PC and mobile which lets players enjoy a living, breathing fantasy world at their own pace.

An antidote to traditional AAA massively-multiplayer games with big budgets and even bigger time commitments, Genfanad (that's short for Generic Fantasy Adventure, by the way) is an MMORPG world which players can inhabit for as much or as little time as they like, focusing only on the elements they enjoy.

Not so much breaking the fourth wall so much as driving a heavily armoured horse through it, Genfanad is a tongue-in-cheek love letter to some of the most beloved RPG classics, that also includes "life sim" gameplay to offer a diverse experience which is (ironically) anything but generic.

In Genfanad, players will find themselves in the world of Nublandia, a rich fantasy land under the stewardship of a corporation named Character LICencing HEroes Inc (CLICHE Inc). Tasked with maintaining the peace and the economy of Nublandia, but unwilling to spare the time or money to do it themselves, CLICHE have been recruiting heroes to do their dirty work for them.

New recruits can enjoy the world as they like, as long as CLICHE ultimately benefits, of course. Players are welcome to visit the darker and more dangerous corners of the world to take on a wide variety of beasts, so long as they're aware that health insurance isn't offered.

Pacifist? No problem. Risk-averse players can instead enjoy working on less hazardous occupations such as smithing, mining or woodcutting - and those heroes with the softest hands are welcome to instead develop their skills in artistry, gardening and cookery.[Continues below]

A low-stakes experience that can be enjoyed by fans of MMORPGs and life sim games alike, Genfanad is perfect for playing at a cadence that suits the player, both alone or with friends.

Following several closed beta tests with a dedicated community of fans, developer Rose Tinted Games will be launching a Kickstarter campaign next month to fund the development costs required to finish development on the base game. This will include the first of many stories that the developer wants to tell in the world of Genfanad, with regular updates planned to keep players engaged.

Andrei Krotkov, lead developer at Rose Tinted Games said "The experience I had as a kid, sneaking off from the lunch room to get a few minutes in with a virtual world, isn't something studios are interested in making anymore, so I decided -- why not? two years later, I realized an MMO is *not* an ideal starting project, but at this point I think we're too far to quit!"

Genfanad will launch for PC and Mobile later in 2022. Players will be able to get early access to the game by backing the upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

For more information, please contact Paul Watson at [email protected].

About Genfanad

Do you prefer a fulfilling day of working in the mines to hours of aimless grinding? Are you bored of swinging giraffe-sized battle axes made from dragon parts and dream of simply crafting a more comfortable hilt for your trusty (but slightly wonky) steel sword?

Here at Character Licensing Heroes Inc. (CLicHe), we know that you’re sick of online role playing games which offer the same tired tropes like “epic quests” (overdone) and “ancient gods” (give me a break).

We know that what you really want is a generic fantasy world, filled with exciting tasks like chopping wood, blacksmithing, and fishing (when we get around to developing it). So we’re seeking adventurers who want to join us on a quest to line our pockets, uh, I mean enrich the vibrant world of Nuublandia by helping us with a few tasks.

And look, if you really want to risk your neck fighting the local monster population, there’s a few dungeons in need of clearing out - but we’re not shelling out for your health insurance.

Enjoy it your way

Sure, it sounds like a fast food slogan, but we mean it. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy Genfanad.

Whether you want to check in for an hour to craft yourself a nice cape, or meet up with some friends and harass some townsfolk (okay, so maybe there is a wrong way), you can play the game however you like.

Funskilled labor

Look, we’ve put in all this work building you a fantasy world - so you’re going to have to earn your keep.

Genfanad offers you the chance to learn and master numerous skills that you can use to give back to high fantasy society and help keep the CLicHe lights on.

When Genfanad launches in full, you’ll be able to turn your digital hands to fulfilling professions, such as Smithing, Mining and Butchery. Or, if that's too much for your soft hands, why not try Artistry, Botany or Cookery?

Serious adventurers need not apply

Some games break the fourth wall. We simply forgot to put one in ours.

A self-aware parody of beloved MMORPG legends like (insert huge MMORPG franchise that our lawyers won't let us mention here), manifested in the form of the world's most committed meme, Genfanad doesn’t take itself too seriously.

In fact, it doesn’t take itself seriously at all. The one thing we are serious about? Giant rats.

An ever changing world

We don’t like MMO games that drop content in your lap and expect you to rush through it all in one go, before it inevitably gets stale. Your membership to Genfanad will include new bite-size updates, with content dropped on a weekly basis, such as new areas and activities to enjoy, and additional skills to master.

Only have time to check in for an hour or two per week? That’s fine. Genfanad is a constantly-evolving experience that encourages a relaxed playstyle. Of course, we’re not going to stop you quitting your job and becoming a 24-hour Genfanad streamer, but you probably shouldn’t do that.

Actually fun quests

We know you hate fetch quests that ask you to go and collect five sprigs of parsley. We know, because we hate those too.

Quests in Genfanad are precisely that - quests. They’re unique, they drive the story forward and - most importantly of all - they’re fun.

Easy on the coin purse

Sure, we want to get rich - who doesn’t? But we’d prefer to accumulate our swimming pools of cash from happy and regular players, not by selling useless hats.

Genfanad can be enjoyed for a low monthly fee. No paid DLC, no cosmetic stores, no optional XP boosts - if it’s in the game, it’s included in your subscription.

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