It's got science fiction, fantasy, cartoon and contemporary atmosphere because in the near future the super-rich have their own virtual worlds.
That's right you'll be playing an avatar playing an avatar online. Otherworld is based on the novels by US author Tad Williams and is due on PC sometime in 2010.
The whole game world takes place in these virtual reality worlds that range from a whole bunch of themes, which should help keeps things rather fresh as even your avatar will alter in each one.
A Singapore studio known as Real U has been funded by dtp Entertainment, a German publisher, that's pouring buckets of Euros into their first ever online project.
Largely the specifics of gameplay are being kept quiet for now but apparently players will work to gather more data that will allow them to manipulate their avatar - presumably to level up. Interesting stuff indeed if Cyberpunk is your thing.
MMO Otherland revealed by publisher dtp, virtual within virtual
01 October 2008 | By Simon Priest