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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: Star Citizen’s Starfarer, Dragon of Legends’ Kickstarter win (March 26, 2016)

This week in crowdfunded MMO development, Dragon of Legends’ Kickstarter ended successfully, netting over $15,000 US for the OARPG studio; Star Citizen released alpha 2.3, complete with the long-awaited and gorgeous Starfarer; and Shroud of the Avatar previewed the once-glorious kingdom of Valhold.

Meanwhile, we peeked at Grim Dawn’s modding tools, watched as Greed Monger was abandoned (again), saluted Project Gorgon’s flower arranging patch, and considered whether William Shatner should voice all the things and not just Elite: Dangerous.

Don’t forget to drop by our Q&A collection thread for Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs, who’ll be a guest on the Massively OP this week and needs at least a few thousand more questions to tackle. Then 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: SOTA’s new dude, Sacrament’s Kickstarter (March 19, 2016)

Shroud of the Avatar is about to get a new dude — a new male avatar, that is. Come release 28, SOTA’s art team will unleash him into the world. Portalarium’s latest dispatch also includes a walkthrough and some gorgeous screenshots of Brittany (no relation to Britannia, we’re sure) and the Halls of Artifice.

We welcome two new games to the Make My MMO list this week. As promised, Sacrament’s Kickstarter went live this week; Ferocity Unbound Core Studios seeks $250,000 to make its sandboxy MMO. And Age of Sail MMO Caribbean Conquest hopes to raise $42,000 and change via Kickstarter to continue its development.

Meanwhile, Grim Dawn tuned its difficulty modes, Camelot Unchained got a new alpha patcher, and Pantheon talked up its old-school magic.

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: Elite Dangerous’ Oculus launch (March 12, 2016)

Frontier confirmed this week that Elite: Dangerous is indeed destined for the Oculus Rift; in fact, everyone who owns the game will be able to download the Oculus version at no extra cost and play it beginning March 28th, the day the Rift itself launches.

Meanwhile, we got an in-depth look at Shards Online’s skill system, Project Gorgon dropped a mega patch, and we prepare for the arrival of Sacrament on our list as it’s headed to Kickstarter next week.

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: Chronicles of Elyria’s $900k goal (March 5, 2016)

Indie MMO Chronicles of Elyria announced this week that it’s plotting a May Kickstarter with a $900,000 goal. The game is probably best known for its fairly original aging and death mechanics, which are tied into its business model.

Meanwhile, Star Citizen pushed alpha 2.2 live, Camelot Unchained passed its “send more programmers” stretch goal, City of Titans produced video of its “functional first pass” build, and AdventureQuest 3D joined our watch list with news of its planned October launch.

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: Grim Dawn and Descent Underground (February 27, 2016)

Grim Dawn is the toast of our Make My MMO crowdfunding column this weekend as the crowdfunded multiplayer action RPG has made it through the early access phase to official launch.

Meanwhile, The Repopulation began taking tester signups for Fragmented, Camelot Unchained announced a hard crunch ahead of beta 1, and Descent: Underground posted a major VR update and trailer.

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: Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss is on Patreon (February 20, 2016)

So here’s a new one for the Make My MMO crowdfunding column: We have a game that’s actually vying for Patreon donations rather than campaigning on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. That game is Shadow’s Kiss, a vampire fantasy MMO. Developer Clockwork Throne says it’s using Patreon to fund production and reward backers.

Dragon of Legends has rejoined our list, having canceled its first Kickstarter and started over, asking for a much smaller amount (in fact, it’s already passed its base goal). Multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox Planet Nomads finished its Kickstarter a winner too, pulling in almost $140,000. And while MOBA shooter Overpower didn’t quite make its funding goal on Kickstarter, its devs have announced it’ll head into early access on March 2nd.

This week, we also mused on Star Citizen’s success, had a look at Camelot Unchained’s new lighting system, and spoke to Crowfall’s devs about its world-building pipeline.

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: Inside The Repopulation & Hero’s Song (February 13, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, two studios spoke to Massively OP in-depth about their major crowdfunding decisions in 2016. Pixelmage Games’ John Smedley told us that Hero’s Song is full-steam ahead after its Kickstarter cancellation last month and explained just why his team went with Kickstarter in the first place. And Above & Beyond’s JC Smith sat down with us to discuss The Repopulation’s new engine and spin-off survival game and what it all means for the crowdfunded sandbox.

Meanwhile, two of the City of Heroes-inspired crowdfunded superhero MMORPGs, City of Titans and Valiance Online, both saw updates this past week, and Star Citizen blasted one last reminded that tomorrowday really truly is the last time to buy into the games cheaply before Squadron 42 becomes a standalone product.

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, plus some bonus news at the end!

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Make My MMO: Divergence’s drama (February 6, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Divergence Online drama came to a close, as DMCA claims against the developer were dropped early and the game fully returned to Steam.

We also saw The Repopulation switch engines, Elite: Dangerous tweak its business model, and LuckCatchers fall under our radar as an early access title 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: Smedley’s Hero’s Song ditches Kickstarter (January 30, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, John Smedley put an end to the Kickstarter for his OARPG Hero’s Song, telling backers that Pixelmage Games had made “mistakes” with its first Kickstarter.

“After looking at our funding levels and the reality that we aren’t going to reach our funding goals, we’ve decided that the best thing to do is to end the Kickstarter,” he wrote. “The good news is that our Investors are backing us all the way and we’re going to get Hero’s Song done exactly when we said we would.”

We also saw Eternal Crusade launch into Steam early access, heard Star Citizen discuss Star Marine’s status, and got our hands on HEX’s newly launched PvE content.

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Make My MMO: Smedley’s Hero’s Song sings for its supper (January 23, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, former SOE/Daybreak CEO John Smedley revealed his new company, Pixelmage Games, and its first game, sandboxy OARPG Hero’s Song, whose Kickstarter is live now and will run until February 18th. In fact, it’s already added new pledge tiers to entice backers; a $25 pledge scores two copies of the $20 game at launch.

Dragon of Legends, Overpower, and Planet Nomads join Hero’s Song in the list of new Kickstarters this week.

We also heard Eternal Crusade reject the idea that its early access Steam launch is a “cashgrab,” witnessed Elite: Dangerous fend off confusion about its Oculus Rift support, learned Crowfall is putting an end to refunds, and saw Gillian Anderson describe her role in Star Citizen’s Squadron 42.

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Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar preps release schedule (January 16, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar broke $8 million in crowdfunding thanks in part to a crazy telethon in which Portalarium’s Richard Garriott donated his hair to the cause. Alpha testing is on the horizon; in the game’s latest newsletter, we were treated to a video and images of several in-progress areas as well as promises that the game’s release schedule is forthcoming.

We also took a look at City of Titans’ character modeling, alien life in Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen’s most dangerous elevators, The Realm creator’s remake GoFundMe, and a little-known crowdfunded indie whose lead dev vanished… and then resurfaced. And were you planning on returning to the Warhammer universe? Eternal Crusade will be closing down its backer packages when it launches on Steam early access later this month.

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Make My MMO: Oculus Rift, Greed Monger’s return, and TUG’s $8.5M (January 9, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Oculus Rift, once a crowdfunded venture, is now asking a whopping $599 for its final product, befuddling market analysts.

Meanwhile, Greed Monger returned from the dead, Divergence Online staggered to Steam early access, and TUG picked up a cool $8.5 million in funding to start over in a new engine, meaning a year’s delay to content updates.

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Make My MMO: Crowfall’s big reveal (January 2, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, crowdfunding is dead. Just kidding. But a whole lot of you said you’re not planning on Kickstarting anything in 2016. We’ll see, won’t we!

This week, Crowfall delivered on its teases and revealed its crows and vessels system for account-based character development.

Meanwhile, Pathfinder Online might have a new investor, Project Gorgon delayed its latest patch for animal town, Spatium’s Kickstarter was unsuccessful, Life is Feudal patched in weather, Dogma Eternal Night forged onward, City of Titans hinted at 2016 testing, and The Repopulation rejected blame for the Hero Engine mess.

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