Untamed Isles is the MMO Pokemon gamers have always wanted

ByJose A. York

Jul 27, 2022

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the development team at Phat Loot Studios has fully announced its monster-taming MMO, Untamed Isles.

The taming monsters genre has no shortage of video games, with series like Digimon, Monster Hunter Stories, and of course Pokemon offering great experiences.

However, few have tried to turn the monster-taming genre into an MMO where players can capture and battle monsters together online.

Now, Phat Loot Studios is trying to do just that with its new MMORPG Untamed Isles, which plans to hit Steam Early Access later this year.

Untamed Isles is a monster-taming MMORPG

Phat Loot Studios

Untamed Isles lets players explore vast open worlds teeming with monsters to capture and battle.

Phat Loot Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign for Untamed Isles on August 26, 2021, which fans funded in just over a week.

According to Phat Loot, the game aims to break standard genre conventions by “launching with over a million visually and tactically unique monsters.”

The team achieved this by starting with ten different base species of “tamed”, with each tame’s head, legs, torso and tail being “randomly mixed together to create a variety of combinations”.

The team boosted randomization by assigning each tame one of 15 mood types upon capture, which affects the monster’s color and fighting style.

Untamed Isles combat is characterized by a “rock/paper/scissors style” where defense beats offense, offense beats utility, and utility beats defense.

In terms of exploration, islands will apparently have unique weather systems, dungeons, PvP areas, and even professions to choose from.

While Untamed Isles isn’t the first monster-taming MMO, with Temtem making waves when it launched on January 21, 2020, it looks like Untamed Isles will be just as ambitious.

Interested gamers can list the game on Steam, as well as keep an eye on Phat Loot Studios’ YouTube channel for more information, as the game is set to launch in Early Access later this year.