If you're anything like us, you've almost certainly hungered for a Pokémon game in a shared world, a grand online experience where you can explore, catch and battle with fellow Pokémon trainers. Well, while that hope remains a pipe dream as we wait for the next entry on Switch, the studio that brought you Immortal Redneck could have the next best thing. Say hello to TemTem.

Here's the official synopsis:

Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature collection adventure inspired by Pokémon. Seek adventure at the lovely Airborne Archipelago along your Temtem squad. Catch every Temtem, battle other trainers, customize your house, join a friend's adventure or explore the online living-world.

Due to hit Kickstarter on 29th May, TemTem looks a lot like a proper Pokémon game so, "inspired by," might be something of an understatement, but we're still tentatively optimistic for what the Madrid studio is going to pull out of the bag come the end of May. Let's just hope that direct Pokémon inspiration turns into a Nintendo Switch version.

What do you make of TemTem? Is it a blatant rip-off or the first glimpse of something special? Share your thoughts below...