Tynon

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Tynon
Tynon logo transparent.png
Developer(s)uCool, Inc
Publisher(s)uCool, Inc
Distributor(s)uCool, Inc
Platform(s)Flash
Release date(s)
  • July 26, 2012
Genre(s)Tactical, real-time strategy, city building, RPG
Mode(s)Single-player and multiplayer
DistributionDigital distribution
 
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Tynon
Tynon logo transparent.png
Developer(s)uCool, Inc
Publisher(s)uCool, Inc
Distributor(s)uCool, Inc
Platform(s)Flash
Release date(s)
  • July 26, 2012
Genre(s)Tactical, real-time strategy, city building, RPG
Mode(s)Single-player and multiplayer
DistributionDigital distribution

Tynon is a turn-based fantasy social online game[1] developed by uCool Inc, which is partially made up of indie game developers formerly of Evony.[2]

Development[edit]

Tynon is uCool's first entry into the game market. The developers stated they wanted to create a separate independent studio and focus on a complex, hybrid style of game that is very different from other titles.[citation needed] The studio has at least 170 staff, and the game is flash based and played via a web browser. The game is to be distributed digitally as a DRM-free flash based game, initially for the Windows and Mac platforms.

The game was launched on July 26, 2012.[3]

Plot[edit]

The Dark Wizard Wyrm has somehow bewitched the king, leaving the land of Tynon in turmoil. Allies have become suspicious and an elite knight named Rosaline has taken up the quest to rescue the king and restore order. The lands continue to burn while wicked goblins roam free, serpent queens plague Verdant City, and the kingdom is threatened by disaster and slavery.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay involves tactical strategy, role-playing, city building, and social interaction. There are four main areas to the game: campaign, arena, dungeon, and city building. The single-player campaign is the core of the game. The arena gives the player the opportunity to compete with friends and rivals, where player may challenge anyone up to five ranks above them on the arena ladder. The dungeon, unlocked when a player reaches level 35, allows a player to battle through a series of floors in order to earn virtue and diamond fragments. The campaign and arena progress are dependent on the build of the player's city, making it closely related to the other modes of play.

There are over one hundred levels and thirteen kingdoms available for players to explore on the campaign area for Tynon. As players progress through the campaign, they will have the opportunity to collect heroes which will be able to join their battles and offers further tactical and strategic decisions a player will have to make that directly impacts their progression.

Reviews[edit]

Gamezebo gave it a 4 out of 5 stars, stating "The single player portion of the game is perfectly fleshed out" and that it was an "Interesting fusion of the sim and RPG genres", though also noted that " neither the RPG or sim portions feel all that unique".[4] Inside Social Games gave it a rating of "Play", saying that "Aside from [some] minor issues and the disappointingly hands-off nature of the combat scenes, Tynon is an impressive game".[5] Dot MMO gave it a rating of 9.1.[6] MMO Game Central gave it a 4.8 out of 5, saying "Tynon is easily one of the most approachable browser-based games currently available.[7] Game Industry News gave a 4.5 out of 5 gems, saying it "could very well become king of the casual online games".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sara, Lee (17 June 2012). "social fantasy role-playing game". DotMMO. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Takahashi, Dean (16 June 2012). "New studio uCool to launch ambitious Tynon social fantasy role-playing game (exclusive)". Venture Beat. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://pressreleases.triplepointpr.com/2012/07/26/tynons-unique-blend-of-fantasy-rpg-and-social-empire-building-hits-web-browsers/
  4. ^ Rambo, Dant (26 July 2012). "Tynon: When hardcore met social". Gamezebo. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Davison, Pete (27 July 2012). "Tynon Review". Inside Social Games. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tynon". Dot MMO. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Smith, Blaine (2 August 2012). "MMOGameCentral Tynon Review". MMO Game Central. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Breeden II, John (13 August 2012). "Tynon Is Casual Complexity And Coolness". Game Industry News. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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