If you’re a fan of Altis Life, a mod for Arma 3. You’re going to love this. The developers of the popular Altis Life Asylum Servers are making their own version of the game that is similar to Altis Life.
What is Altis Life
Altis Life is an RPG life mod that was created by developer Tonic in 2013 for Arma 2. Within Altis Life, players are allowed to become cops, robbers, medics, bounty hunters, drug runners, and more. All of this is going on in a persistent world where players have complete control. It was later released to the public where it quickly grew in popularity as independent developers continued to release new updates and features for their servers.
While the Arma 3 mod is great and highly addicting. It’s limited in the fact that it’s usually updated by one or two developers from a particular server who are more than likely doing it as a hobby. Which I think is great, but this usually causes most servers to be plagued with bugs that can expect three to five updates a year from their developer(s). Finally, it is also argued that ideas for new major features have really bottomed out. Is that because developers are losing interest? Is it because developers are realizing that the fan base can be extremely volatile with very little rewards?
Change is wanted, new ideas are needed, a savior is craved. Asylum Entertainment can bring that.
Introducing Identity – Asylum Entertainment’s Newest Game
Identity is a life game where players decide their characters fate. No leveling, no grinding, no repetitive questing. Just you, the keyboard, and a dynamic world that is controlled by other players. In Identity you’ll be able to decide if you’re going to be a law-abiding citizen, a criminal, or someone who wishes to keep order and peace by joining the police force.
Identity according to the Kickstarter campaign page.
What is Identity?
Identity is a modern-day open-world MMORPG for PC and Mac with complete freedom to do almost anything you can imagine at any time in first or third person views. Live as an honest civilian, a criminal, police officer, paramedic and many more. There are no levels or skill grinding, but talent and perk progression so that it’s the actions of you, not your character, which matter most.
- An enormous online and persistent world controlled in almost every aspect by the players living within it.
- Player-driven gameplay and economy with dozens of jobs and epic careers.
- Action and fun around every corner with a player police force, gangs, cartels, businesses and more.
- More casual games than we can list, from karaoke and cinemas to paintball matches and more.
- Play on the official servers or host your own with your own rules and options.
- No subscription fees and never pay-to-win.
Identity has been under development by only a few people and only for a few months. In that time we’ve gone far and done things that have never been seen in a video game before; Identity is already revolutionary, and we’re excited to see how far we can take the technology and gameplay when we have the support of you as a backer!
While Identity is a very ambitious project, it’s right up John’s alley in terms of systems and design. Two of John’s past and current game projects, Mortal Online and Altis Life, together have already overcome many of the technical hurdles Identity’s development faces.
Mortal Online was the first MMORPG created on the Unreal Engine and Identity’s Unreal Engine 4 is ten years further developed still. Asylum’s Altis Life is the most popular game and server-set of its kind in the world, and acts as the inspiration for Identity.