Face of Mankind was a first and third -person massively multiplayer online action role playing game (MMORPG) set in a futuristic persistent world . The game is played from a variety of points of view. It was designed to emphasize roleplay and community, using a faction system and player-driven politics.

Players interact with each other in a freeform universe, consisting in a series of locations spread across various planets. Major roleplaying-based storylines, purely optional, are started and run by Duplex staff. Players in a position of power may also affect gameplay by setting a faction's agenda, creating long-term political, economic, or military goals, which are broken up into missions handed down through a faction's hierarchy in the form of player generated and driven missions. [1]

As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar within a game world in third or first person view, exploring the worlds, participating in PVP combat, completing objectives, and interacting with non-player characters (NPCs) or other players.

Il Lithtech è un motore grafico tridimensionale per videogiochi (in particolare sparatutto in prima persona ) sviluppato inizialmente da Monolith Productions in collaborazione con Microsoft . In seguito Monolith ha creato una azienda denominata LithTech Inc. (ora Touchdown Entertainment ) per lo sviluppo di questa tecnologia. Il motore grafico è stato utilizzato in diversi titoli, sia sviluppati dalla stessa Monolith che da altre software house.

L'ultima incarnazione, Jupiter Extended (EX) , è la versione più avanzata e si pone alla pari con i diretti concorrenti.