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Tuesday, January 30, 2001
Lance Available for Order
4:10 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Earlier this month, we reported on a Mac-only MMORPG known as Lance that was looking for supporters. The developer was unable to work on the project full-time due to financial issues, and called on people to buy in a little early to get the game finished. Apparently enough people pledged to support the game, as they're now making the cash-call to everyone wanting in on the game. You can now order Lance for $30 (plus a $9 per month server fee) and get to play the beta software. Developer Ryan Joseph notes it will take 1-2 weeks between ordering and actually getting the client software, since he must still get the server up and running first. He promises early supporters will get a bonus when the game actually is finished.

The Lance site has been updated with details on the game and an order form. There is a small FAQ available to answer some of the questions you might have about Lance as well. The minimum system requirements for the game are relatively small; it only needs 18MB of RAM, a 160MHz processor and a 14.4k connection. Here are a few of features Lance will include:

  • Ambient Sounds (weather, background noise, rivers, etc...)
  • In Depth Players

    • 30+ stats to advance in, all of which effect game play
    • 14 classes, although only the fighter based classes will be usful until I finish some of the other features
    • 30+ races, but about 50% will be disabled

  • Fantasy Music
  • Player vs. Player combat

    • Real time combat engine
    • Combat sounds
    • Blood effects
  • For more information, or to sign up for the beta, head to the Lance site. Fanatasoft, makers of the famous Realmz, will eventually publish the game once it's complete.

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