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Massively Overpowered’s Make My MMO feature chronicles the adventures and misadventures of MMOs in various stages of crowdfunding. You might also be interested in Betawatch, which focuses on games in testing. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

Make My MMO: August 15, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Project Gorgon topped another couple of stretch goals. The funky fantasy sandbox thing with cows stands at just over $46,000 as of press time, which ain’t half bad considering that the original goal was $20,000.

Elsewhere, the usual kickstarted suspects provided us with plenty of pre-alpha progress updates, and you can see those rounded up for your convenience after the cut.

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Make My MMO: August 8, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Project Gorgon continued to feel the Kickstarter love thanks to the realization of its $30,000 stretch goal. Star Citizen acquitted itself well with a spiffy Gamescom presentation, and fellow space sim Elite: Dangerous announced planetary landings before becoming embroiled in one of those zomg-someone’s-getting-a-better-deal-than-me drama explosions.

The rest of this week’s crowdsourced MMO news is rounded up for you just past the break.

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Make My MMO: August 1, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Project Gorgon met its Kickstarter goal with over 23 days to spare. The fantasy sandpark benefited from some positive word-of-mouth in the MMO community, due in no small part to the fact that the title features a pre-alpha build that anyone can pick up and play right now.

In other news, Shroud of the Avatar pushed its big Release 20 patch live, and Star Citizen continued to set the internet on fire with the latest in a long line of much-ado-about-nothing brouhahas. Catch up on all of the week’s crowdfunding news after the break.

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Make My MMO: July 25, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Project Gorgon returned to Kickstarter. Veteran developer Eric Heimburg clearly believes in his fantasy sandpark, and why not? Gorgon combines the best of old and new school gaming, with a heavy focus on discovery, exploration, and immersion.

In other newsStar Citizen boss Chris Roberts briefly stirred the hornet’s nest when he called B.S. — literally — on those who say that the sci-fi space sim has an acute case of feature creep. Apart from that, though, it was an uneventful week! You can catch up on that story and the rest of the week’s crowdfunding news after the cut.

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Make My MMO: July 18, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Sm… ah, you know what? Never mind. This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long talked about the challenges of providing narrative structure in a sandbox. Camelot Unchained’s beta was delayed, and Star Citizen continued to update everyone about its FPS module progress.

You can read our full crowdfunding roundup after the break.

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Make My MMO: July 11, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Smart reminded everyone that he exists. Not that he’s crowdfunding an MMO or anything, but he did have plenty to say about Star Citizen and its chances for realizing the lofty goals set by developer Cloud Imperium.

And of course MassivelyOP commenters had plenty to say about Star Citizen and Derek Smart. Some other news happened as well, and you’ll find a roundup of it just past the break.

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Make My MMO: July 4, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pathfinder Online introduced mules. No, not your dual-boxed healer or the crafter avatar that you force your kid to level up when he’s done cutting your grass, but actual mules that carry goods and make sad mule faces.

Pathfinder’s mules are both designed to help traders move large quantities of goods and to attract gankbox bandits looking to spoil said trader’s day, so use them with caution! The rest of this week’s crowdfunding news roundup is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: June 20, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Voxelnauts pulled the plug on its own campaign. Not to worry, though, as the sandbox virtual world “will still be made,” according to a Retro Ronin Kickstarter update. The firm says that it is committed to alpha testing at the end of 2015, and that it is currently “in discussions regarding necessary funding to make our metaverse a reality.”

The rest of this week’s crowdfunding news roundup is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: June 13, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Das Tal failed to meet its Kickstarter goal, but developer Fairytale Distillery intends to soldier on. “Das Tal will continue with development. That is the simplest way to put it,” the firm explained. “The Kickstarter was never our one and only path, and we would not have kicked it off so early if we were risking everything.”

The rest of this week’s news roundup is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: June 6, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Das Tal continued its Kickstarter info dump and it invited everyone into its alpha test for one day only. Voxelnauts posted a new Kickstarter video and achieved a critical mass of Steam user support by getting greenlit on Valve’s ubiquitous PC platform.

Elite: Dangerous released its long-awaited Powerplay update, while Star Citizen delivered another one of its gargantuan monthly progress reports. Click pas the cut for the rest of this week’s crowdfunding roundup.

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Make My MMO: May 30, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Square Enix pimped out 2-D action MMO hopeful Dragon of Legends as part of its Indie Collective showcase. In slightly less positive news, Greed Monger’s development team was “forced to admit defeat” and informed the game’s community — which had coughed up more than $100,000 in Kickstarter donations — that it was shutting the project down.

Oh, and Das Tal released a ton of updates for its ongoing Kickstarter drive.

The rest of this week’s MMO crowdfunding roundup is just past the cut.

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Make My MMO: May 23, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, The Repopulation got an official launch window. Then it got a new trailer. Das Tal got off to a good start as it eyes the second week of its Kickstarter, and Voxelnauts is now a thing. Or at least, it’s a Kickstarter thing, including plans to allow players to “do anything, be anything, and go anywhere.”

The rest of this week’s MMO crowdfunding roundup is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: May 16, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Gloria Victis developer Black Eye Games let us know that it’s in “the home stretch” in terms of upgrading its fantasy sandbox to the Unity 5 engine. What’s the big deal with that? Well, a 50 percent framerate increase, for starters, not to mention improved eye candy.

Elsewhere, indie PvP sandbox Das Tal officially kicked off its Kickstarter campaign. The rest of this week’s crowdfunding roundup is just past the cut.

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