We are going make an effort at keeping you guys up to date more often. I want to reassure everyone that we are hard at work to get a beta version of the game ready. I can't give a firm date on release yet but we are releasing this year!
I can definitely say that ManaCraft plays a lot better then the current competition and you will have a lot more fun with it. We have optimized our engine to the highest degree and you will see very smooth frame rates.
We have so many cool things we've added but don't want to reveal yet, at least not until our official trailer is ready which will announce the release date.
Some things that I can confirm is that we are focusing on both quests and building. The questing aspect of the game will have adventures taking you into caves, dungeons, labyrinths and towns. We have lots of creatures to fight including dark wizards and dragons. There is lots of items and weapons but main focus will be on magic and spells and will give you guys more info on this soon. Think Diablo II and NetHack.
The building aspect was another big focus and here we have really innovated from whats out there right now. It's killing me not being able to give it all away as testing it has been a lot of fun! If you like building you will be in heaven!
Here is a quick render of our livestock in the game. We will be posting images throughout the week showing of more enemies including dragons.