A Code Lyoko MMORPG? Maybe you have thought of it. In fact, it's a great idea. And that's why it's really surprising that a lot of fans don't know that this project had almost come to fruition. During the Great Hiatus, between the end of the fourth season and the beginning of Code Lyoko Evolution, a serious project for a Code Lyoko MMORPG had been lead. Unfortunately, this project was never completed It has remained invisible to the eyes of our community. But is this really a bad thing?
This project, which may have been interesting at the start, ended up straying from the original designs and spirit of the series. It could have brought about something bad and disgusting, mixing some things from the universe of Code Lyoko, and the culture of a poor quality MMORPG. From the team's point of view, in the end, it's a good thing that the project was stopped.
However, it's a great opportunity for us to dedicate a brand-new file to this mysterious and unknown project. Have a nice read.
The first reference to the MMORPG was in a PDF from Moonscoop, in 2008. It was the first PDF following the fourth season, which also announced Code Lyoko Reloaded.
Code Lyoko Reloaded was a group of projects which would have started after the fourth season. The Code Lyoko MMORPG was one of the several ideas presented in the PDF in order to continue to monetise the licence.
A new PDF from Moonscoop is released in 2010. Like the first PDF, it presents some ideas for the future of the series, through Code Lyoko Reloaded. However, the project seems to have advanced: some images are available.
First review: the drafts are nice. Obviously, the universe has to be adapted in order to become an MMORPG, and here we find some combination of styles that looks nice.
What can we see? Odd and Ulrich's avatars, modified. The monsters seem to be inspired by the series, like the Hornet. And others...more unknown. And finally, some drafts of the Sectors, which present small but sure link with the series. The effect is good, for now.
New elements, and first videos
Two videos follow this PDF some time after, in order to present the project. We discovered them on a new site, belonging to N'Flute. This seems to have been a group created within CJ-Internet to handle production of Code Lyoko Online.
In the first video, we discover a presentation, and some gameplay. The video shows a character created by the player.
In the second, the gameplay is revealed further. This time, the characters are derived from the ones in the series. The fight against a boss and some weak monsters.
It's the beginning of the end...
Thanks N'Flute's site, we can finally have a source of inspiration. A Beta of the game is available to download...but you need a customer account! =P However, our Dude Dudu, who had already begun his search, was able to find some documents in order to help us discover more about the RPG.
We can see the Korean influence on the MMORPG, brought by N'Flute, the company that made the game. Though the first images had been more show-accurate, we can in fact see that the game design is not really in the Graphic Universe of Code Lyoko.
This last section shows you all different elements found in 2012. Be careful, you may be shocked.
First of all, the Code Lyoko Evolution PDF from 2012, which talked about the MMORPG (and said that the MMORPG would be playable in the summer of 2012...).
Then, in order to immerse you in Asian culture, the team had a hobby of taking photos of themselves.
We've see the team, now, their work...
Yes...the beginning was good... Some trailers to finish off with, and to let you do your mourning...
In the end, the MMORPG was cancelled in December 2012. At the same time, the N'Flute company went bankrupt and the company was closed. The only sources of information are in Korean, and there aren't many of them, so it's hard to analyse why the project had failed. The relationship between Moonscoop and N'Flute remains fuzzy, and the arrival of Code Lyoko Evolution has turned eyes to the television, away from Code Lyoko Online.
A little brutal but the end of the story! Any regrets?
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