Inspired by Ultima: Epica Rex (Update: Now on Indiegogo!)
Epica Rex is a proposed isometric multiplayer RPG, currently attempting to raise development funds via
KickstarterIndiegogo. The developer describes it as being inspired by Ultima (Ultima 8 and Ultima Online in particular) and Minecraft, and the final result he is hoping to achieve is a hybrid of the play styles of those games.
Once developed, players will be able to download both the client and server software; hosting your own game is highly encouraged! The game is being developed using the Unity engine that has become increasingly popular of late, although the 3D capabilities of the engine are not being taken advantage of in Epica Rex; the game will be built using a 2D toolkit that runs overtop of the Unity framework.
You can check out more information about the game at its
KickstarterIndiegogo page, and I’ve also added a download link for the client/server tech demo that the developer has released to the newly-created project entry I set up for it at the Inspired Works subdomain.
The First Age of Update: Gary Blauvelt has moved the fundraising campaign for Epica Rex away from Kickstarter and over to Indiegogo, which offers (among other things) longer campaign terms (you can now contribute to the game right up until the end of February), payouts for only partial funding, and PayPal support.