For anyone still feeling the burn of Dexit from last year, Temtem may have been a revelation. It was the idea of Pokemon, taken in a new direction and unleashed on PC. Imagine the Pokemon MMO you’d always wanted, a brand new sense of the unknown to explore and some quirky graphics, and you’d have a Tem out of Ten game on your hands.
With a launch on PC, Temtem is also the type of game that attracts less than reputable players to its servers. Cheaters are a bit of a blight on the charming pocket monster game, and developer CremaGames has decided that it is having none of that malarkey during the Early Access part of the game’s launch, bringing the full force of the banhammer down on guilty culprits. “We just completed our first batch of banned users. Almost 900 players have been permanently banned from Temtem,” the official Temtem Twitter account said.
Originally, Temtem took a very hard stance on cheaters, saying that their law was final and that no appeals would be considered. After chatting more with the Temtem community, that stance has softened as the team has begun reinvestigating ban appeals that have come in:
CremaGames say that they’ll also avoid swinging the banhammer down on players who discover bugs and “casually” make use of them. Take time to turn a bug into a proper exploit that you farm for hours on end though, and you’ll be in for a world of digital hurt:
Temtem is out right now, and it certainly is something according to one devilishly handsome writer who recently spent a good chunk of time exploring the Archipelago:
Temtem deserves to be on the radar of anyone with a love for catch ‘em all gameplay, as this love letter to the genre is working to take the idea of pocket monster fun into a more exciting and social direction.
Said writer also recently stole the KitKat I’d been saving in my desk drawer, proving that my past self is currently one step ahead of my future self. Bastard.
Last Updated: February 4, 2020