Temtem is a Pokemon-like monster hunting game with a twist. It's a massively multiplayer monster catcher that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The campaign has about 42 hours left to collect donations and it has exceeded its funding goal of $70,000 several times over. One of the stretch goals for the project was a Nintendo Switch version at $250,000. Donations for the campaign now sit at around $454,000 at the time of writing so the developers have showcased the game running on Nintendo Switch.
The game obviously takes a lot of inspiration from the Pokemon series, but unlike Pokemon where one region is focused on, Temtem will have six islands for players to explore. You'll be able to catch new Temtem as you explore the islands, battle other tamers you encounter, and even trade Temtem with your friends. There are eight Dojo leaders to beat on your path to becoming the ultimate Temtem tamer.
Just like Pokemon, Temtem have special types that are strong or weak against other types. They seem to follow the same general rules of Pokemon types but with some categories renamed. For example, grass has been renamed to nature and psychic has been renamed to mental. There's a lot of similarity and overlap between the Pokemon series and Temtem, so it's obvious that the developers are big Pokemon fans.
The developers say there will be a fully fleshed-out story campaign to follow and the players will be opposed by Clan Belsoto at every twist and turn. The game is also going to be fully co-op compatible meaning you'll be able to join your friends to work towards your goals in the game with dual battles.
Temtem's developers also appear to be taking some inspiration from Animal Crossing, since you'll have a house within the game world that you can decorate as you see fit. A special place within the game is divided into neighborhoods that are instanced with persistent houses from all the tamers in the game, so you will be able to visit any house at any time (so long as you're invited).
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