Fantasy University is actually pretty cool

At Destructoid, we normally don’t write about Facebook games. I’m making an exception for this one because I’m a huge Simutronics fan.

Simutronics’ first Facebook game, Fantasy University, opened their beta to everyone last night, and I’ve been playing it for part of this morning. Those of you who like browser-based games in the vein of Kingdom of Loathing, Forumwarz, or Twilight Heroes will want to check Fantasy University out, as it plays very similarly. It’s a browser RPG with lots of jokes, a bunch of video game references/humor (I’ve already run across some mockery of Final Fantasy, and a reference to Penny Arcade), and some pretty cool artwork. Give it a shot — based on my limited time with it, it already looks a lot better than most of the Facebook games out there. 

For those who don’t know, Simutronics is a game company responsible for two of the best MUDs in existence — Gemstone III and Dragonrealms. Gamers who were around back in the days of AOL are probably familiar with at least one of these games, and I suspect there are a few of you lurking around who were pretty heavily addicted. (I played Dragonrealms for almost nine years.) Given how good their MUDs were, I’m trusting them to make Fantasy University something more than a generic, lame Facebook game. So far, it looks like they’re succeeding.

At Destructoid, we normally don’t write about Facebook games. I’m making an exception for this one because I’m a huge Simutronics fan.

Simutronics’ first Facebook game, Fantasy University, opened their beta to everyone last night, and I’ve been playing it for part of this morning. Those of you who like browser-based games in the vein of Kingdom of Loathing, Forumwarz, or Twilight Heroes will want to check Fantasy University out, as it plays very similarly. It’s a browser RPG with lots of jokes, a bunch of video game references/humor (I’ve already run across some mockery of Final Fantasy, and a reference to Penny Arcade), and some pretty cool artwork. Give it a shot — based on my limited time with it, it already looks a lot better than most of the Facebook games out there. 

For those who don’t know, Simutronics is a game company responsible for two of the best MUDs in existence — Gemstone III and Dragonrealms. Gamers who were around back in the days of AOL are probably familiar with at least one of these games, and I suspect there are a few of you lurking around who were pretty heavily addicted. (I played Dragonrealms for almost nine years.) Given how good their MUDs were, I’m trusting them to make Fantasy University something more than a generic, lame Facebook game. So far, it looks like they’re succeeding.

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