We have received word from French development studio, NOG, that it is currently developing a new "RPG-MMO" experience that places the community at the forefront of the heroics. According to the team, Tide is for those who enjoy creativity, imagination and role play all wrapped up in a sandbox environment.
Developers say it in their own words:
After the explosion of a spaceship full of prisoners, you have been launched on a blank planet. Destroyed by huge tides, you are immersed in a landscape graven by the water. You are on your own. Your only help: a rescue Artificial Intelligence. You must survive on that unknown wild world but, overall, try not to get killed. You embody an alien humanoid and you are discovering the big variety and the mysteries of this new realm. It is time to make choices. Maybe, you will create a society governed by dictators (you?), or else a peaceful paradise. Maybe, everyday life will be in wartime, or else you will gather a powerful community. There is an infinity of possibilities: as many opportunities as players.
You can see the development where it currently stands by viewing the video below or by checking out the TIDE site to learn more.