"Crowfall is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG, for anyone born in a cave). By that, we mean that the game is played online in a persistent shared environment with thousands (and thousands, and thousands…) of other players.

We think Crowfall is a very different flavor of MMO – internally, we call it a Throne War Simulator. That’s because we’ve designed it to be a very different game experience. It has elements in common with strategy games, political simulators, survival games… and a few elements that don’t really exist anywhere else."

About the founders: J Todd Coleman worked on Shadowbane, Wizard101 and Pirate101, and Gordon Walton worked on Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies and Sims Online.

Beta is expected to start this year and anyone who registers an account can play it for free.