April 9, 2003 10:55 AM   Subscribe

MultiMegaCorp is a new game from the makers of Pyroto Mountain (previously discussed here). They say "Our research has indicated that there is a niche for a game that is similar to Pyroto Mountain, but less esoteric -- a game whose concept can be explained in one sentence." If you tried Pyroto but couldn't get into it, maybe this game is for you. I just signed up, but so far it appears to be much like Pyroto but using different terminology. I'm not sure why anyone would want to imagine themselves in a messive corporation instead of a land of mountains and magic, but the corporate metaphor does make the game's concepts easier to understand initially. Instead of being a Wizard, you are an Employee. The Spirit of The Land becomes the CEO, Manna becomes Influence Points, Robes become Authority, Ethers become the Grapevine, you're climbing the corporate ladder instead of a mountain, and as you get higher, you can do perform more Actions. I wonder how many games you could turn into something that initally seems so different just by changing the words it uses? What else could Pyroto become?
posted by Emanuel (3 comments total)
Sounds suspiciously to me like you could just as easily play this game In Real Life, and maybe even get a regular paycheck out of the deal!

Wow, what will they come up with next. *sigh*
posted by ilsa at 11:23 AM on April 9, 2003

Let's see:

Instead of being a Wizard, you are a Regular Poster. The Spirit of The Land becomes mathowie, Manna becomes Replies, Robes become Low-Digit User ID and you're climbing MetaTalk instead of a mountain...

Maybe not ;-)
posted by dagny at 2:40 PM on April 9, 2003

The original Pyroto was written in Pascal and could run as the entire system or as a 'door'
posted by rough ashlar at 11:05 AM on April 10, 2003

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