Glitch is a pretty wonderful little thing – a free-to-play, browser-based MMO that puts you inside the minds and dreams of a collection of giants. It launched mid-last year, but then unlaunched not long after.
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Developer Tiny Speck has remained hard at work at the surreal creation, happily overhauling the game and adding a new and robust housing system.
…in fact, it’s so new and robust that the devs want to share it with eeeverybody – and now all Glitch residents are given a home the moment they sign up for the game.
Already a fan? You’ll get a new house the moment you sign in.
Already a home-owner? All of your possessions will be happily bumped over into a new base model house.
Once you’ve moved in, it’s time to make things a little more homey – by upgrading horizontally, vertically or thematically – as you invest Imagination and take on some new crafting projects. Do your own landscaping and choose which gardens and animals will hang out in your backyard, and generally make things just the way you like.
These changes have all been outlined by Glitch boss-man Stewart Butterfield in a hefty Q&A on the game’s official forums. It’s well worth a read if you’re fond of the game, full of all sorts of information, including bits and pieces about player-generated content and some significant changes to the in-game economy in addition to the housing changes.
The whole thing is definitely worth a read, but if you’re in a hurry, there’s a very handy summary that you can peruse instead.