antraxx

Official Site: Antraxx
Studio: Team Antraxx
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: MMO Pixelart Mech Arcade Shooter
Business Model: B2P with likely optional sub
Platform: PC

Make My MMO: Crowfall’s $3M, Gorgon’s Indiegogo, Nebula’s launch (November 5, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news was a surprisingly big one for the genre! First, Crowfall broke $3,000,000 in crowdfunding to date, bringing the game’s total funding to $10,000,000. Then Project Gorgon released a new trailer and a new Indiegogo pitch. Then Hero’s Song pulled off its alpha 3 launch for core backers, and the Endless Forest returned to Indiegogo for another go.

And while Wasteland 3 successfully crowdfunded through Fig, unfortunately, retro mech shooter MMO Antraxx canceled its Kickstarter after it achieved just under a sixth of its proposed funding. Back in October, developer Leendert Oomen told players that the project’s fate following a failed campaign “is still undecided.” And Nebula Online, which canceled its Kickstarter back in March, launched on Steam.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!

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Make My MMO: Big updates for Elite Dangerous and Shroud of the Avatar (October 29, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Elite Dangerous’ massive Guardians expansion went live this week, introducing new features to the space epic including multi-person crewing, NPC ferrying, new planetary discoverables, and a much improved map. Frontier’s David Braben sat for a Reddit AMA during the week as well, addressing everything from exploration to multiplayer. “Yes, it is a multiplayer game,” he wrote. “We are conscious that different people want to play in different ways and we want to support that. Personally I prefer PvE and co-op multiplayer, but that is mainly because I’m a bit rubbish on PvP. Many players have come across me in the depths of space, and I really like it that most would rather chat than kill me.”

Meanwhile…

  • Shroud of the Avatar updated with Release 35 right on schedule! Expect improvements for the Path of Love, better cooking mechanics, and a rework for roving encounters.
  • Project Gorgon’s latest update implemented a Halloween “loot extravaganza,” tweaked combat, and “wide-spread changes to abilities and treasure effects.”
  • Hero’s Song will keep its promise to launch its backer alpha in October; it goes live on Halloween.
  • Gloria Victis made plans for female toons (stay tuned for our in-depth look at the game!).
  • And keep an eye on Antraxx, whose Kickstarter is due to wrap up on November 1st.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!

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Make My MMO: Dual Universe funds, Hero’s Song doesn’t, and CitizenCon begins (October 8, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Star Citizen has begun its pre-CitizenCon festivities with multi-hour streaming yesterday and today, culminating in a grand presentation by CIG’s Chris Roberts tomorrow. The sale of the Polaris concept ship during the hoopla raised a million and a half bucks in less than a day, marking the second biggest crowdfunding day in the game’s history.

We also have two big crowdfunding campaigns winding down this weekend. Hero’s Song, the John Smedley-backed pixel sandbox, failed to make its $200,000 Indiegogo goal, but it did pull in $94,000, which the studio gets to keep. “While it’s short of what we were looking for, it’s helping us immensely,” Smed wrote. In happier news, it does appear that sci-fi sandbox Dual Universe is going to fund; as I write this, the game’s campaign has pushed past its $560,000 goal with just a few days to go.

Meanwhile, The Exiled (Das Tal) got a new community director, Crowfall flipped its pledge packages, Grim Dawn teased a large update, Valiance Online showed off gear designs ahead of its alpha, Shroud of the Avatar kicked off a housing deco contest, and Antraxx joined our Kickstarter list.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!

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Massively multiplayer mech shooter Antraxx seeks $33K on Kickstarter

If you’re a fan of robots and can handle pixel graphics, point your eyeballs at Antraxx, which bills itself as a next-gen, massively multiplayer online, arcade-esque mech shooter inspired by Front Mission, Metal Slug, and the SNES Battletech era. The game launched a Kickstarter this week seeking $33,604 US with stretch goals reaching almost $140K. There’s already a demo boasting 1500 players to date and “years of fine tuning.”

“To fully realise this dream we need financial support,” write the two devs behind Team Antraxx. “We’ve had talks with multiple publishers, but we don’t really want to go down that route. We want this project to be an ever evolving world. Antraxx is not just one game, its a universe, a franchise and hopefully a legacy.”

The final game will be buy-to-play, with no mandatory sub and no microtransactions. Team Antraxx also included a budget breakdown, an early access plan, and a promise for “full transparency in regards to the development process, delays and issues.”

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