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'Secondhand Lands' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2008 @ 10:41 a.m. PST

Secondhand Lands is a fairy-tale world populated by furry-tailed adventurers such as sheep, wolves, catgirls, and scrappers. Now is the purr-fect time for fur-lovers and just plain curious gamers to experience the four-legged world complete with over 120 handwritten quests, an a la carte skill system, and player to player mounting.

Secondhand Lands is the massively multiplayer online game set in a fairytale world colored with parody and witty fun. The heroes are comprised of a motley crew of wolves, sheep, catgirls, and scrappers who have pledged their undying (well, perhaps not undying) allegiance to either Little Bo Peep or Red Riding Hood. In addition to the vanilla game-play mechanics of mainstream online games, this world offers over 120 handwritten quests, a crafting system to trump all loots, and an a la carte skill system to keep the Billy Goats Gruff at bay for quite some time!

Secondhand Lands, a fairy-tale world populated by furry-tailed adventurers such as sheep, wolves, catgirls, and scrappers. Now is the purr-fect time for fur-lovers and just plain curious gamers to experience the four-legged world complete with over 120 handwritten quests, an a la carte skill system, and player to player mounting.

In addition to the same vanilla game-play mechanics of other massive online games, Secondhand Lands brings a feature never seen before: player to player mounting. “It’s a completely consensual process, of course,” says Bobby Thurman, owner and lead developer of Secondhand Lands. Players can equip a saddle and invite others to ride them into battle for an experience unrivaled by mere partying.

The world of Secondhand Lands is also colored with parody and witty fun. Memorable quests such as stealing cable for the gnomes, exploring the forest of poorly animated creatures, and taking racy footage for the scandalous “Bears Gone Wild” documentary add decided flavor to the leveling process. Players can spend hard-earned points to gain new skills or perfect those previously known.

Speaking of his inspiration for the game, Thurman remarks, “I was heavily inspired by the Krofft brothers, who scarred me for life with HR Pufnstuf.” He continues, “My goal is the same: to awaken that sense of wonderment and keep players excited about what they’ll discover next.”

Secondhand Lands can be downloaded for free from Pixel Mine Games.

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