No matter how good a game is, it’s always going to leave some gamers wishing for that little bit more. More things than ever are possible in the MMORPGs of today, but players have to control the character and exist in the settings that developers have designed. But what if you could have full control? What if you were the god of your own fantasy land? Nowadays, it is possible for amateur players to create their MMORPGs.
The Dream of Players
Some of the most successful MMORPGs on the market are hosting hundreds of thousands of players every month. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has 2.58 million active players at the time of writing, while New World and Old School RuneScape have 1.32 and 1.55 million respectively. World of Warcraft is still going strong with 1.11 million active players and a total of 116.78 million in the game. These figures highlight just how popular the genre still is, and how lucrative an opportunity it is for developers who can create a popular offering.
It would be the dream of many players to be able to develop a fully functioning MMORPG in which people from all over the world can coexist. Making this would give the creator god-like power and control, able to govern the laws of the universe in any way they pleased. Many players have probably toyed with the idea of making their own offering to rival the likes of WoW, but few go through with it. This is because there is the common misconception that it is hard to make a game. This may have been true in the past, but modern platforms are making it much easier.
Prebuilt Platforms Exist to Help Game Creation
Some of the most successful developers and companies in the gaming industry are turning to prebuilt platforms to create content. For example, in the gambling sector, there are sportsbook software providers that give users all the components they need to be able to set up a working betting site. It makes sense to do it this way, as the content provided has been tried and tested over time. It comes with fast and accurate data and integration of trending technology like live streaming. In a sense, this is similar to game engines like Unreal providing developers the foundation to make their games.
There are platforms out there that allow aspiring amateur developers to make their MMORPGs. Atavism is one of the best-known options on Steam, and it provides a detailed sandbox in which users can make their dream game. Its main draw is that all the complex programming has already been done behind the scenes, and users don’t need to have any knowledge of coding to be able to create a game. There are predesigned plug-ins for a variety of concepts and creators simply alter the aspects that they want to change.
Creating your own MMORPG has never been easier, thanks to the wealth of online platforms out there to help people develop their own products. However, getting your game in the market and taking on the big guns is another hurdle that may be more difficult to jump over.