Make My MMO: March 7, 2015

    
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, a couple of projects went bye-bye. First up was Trials of Ascension, which admitted to Kickstarter defeat and pulled its campaign after raising nearly $26,000 out of a $600,000 goal in two weeks. Also down for the count is The Wizarding World Online, a Harry Potter knockoff that kinda forgot to ask the IP owners for permission.

Finally, Massively Overpowered’s Kickstarter campaign came to a successful close, and we thank you all once again for allowing the site to live another day (or two!). Click past the cut for the rest of this week’s crowdfunding roundup.

Current Campaigns

Citadel of Sorcery (MMO Magic, Inc.): Open donations, no end date

– A vast, dynamic world
– “Nothing is set in stone; each player will experience the game in very different ways”

Crowfall (ArtCraft): Kickstarter closes March 26th

– All PvP all the time
– Campaigns reset, characters don’t
– Voxelized destruction
– Procedurally-generated maps and flexible campaign rules

Contested Space (Zon): Kickstarter coming soon

– Player-design spaceships and stations
– Action-oriented combat, territory expansion and defense

Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games): Open donations, no end date
– Fantasy medieval setting with a classless system and unrestricted character development
– Realistic weather system
– Greenlit on Steam

Neo’s Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end date

– A voxel-based sandbox where the community decides development by roundtable discussions

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms): Open donations, no end date

– Old-school fantasy MMO with focus on group content
– The return of corpse runs
– Back in “full development mode”

Fully Funded

Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios): Recent news – Now on Steam
Camelot Unchained
(City State): Recent news – Alpha launch and standalone builder
Crowfall (ArtCraft): Recent news – A dying world, Unity 5, one meeellion dollars
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Greed Monger (Greed Monger)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies): Recent news – Silver early access
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium): Recent news – First in-game wedding
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium): Recent news – Promo vid, Roberts interviewed
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora): Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)

Launched

Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments): Recent news – Coming to Xbone, but not dumbed down
Guns of Icarus (Muse)

Kickstarter puts the the fate of fledgling MMOs in the hands of gamers. Which will live and which will die? Check the pulse of MMO crowdfunding with Massively’s Jef Reahard every Saturday in Make My MMO.
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vemerce Darkwalker75 
Satellite Reign, a spiritual successor to the Syndicate games of the 90s, successfully funded on KS last year.
http://satellitereign.com/

Underworld Ascendant, a continuation of the Ultima Underworld games, successfully funded just a couple days ago

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That’s just 2 games I’m interested in that I remember right now, and they are single player games.
Been many others, but since you are mostly interested in MMOs then its understandable that you haven’t seen much of it

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Darkwalker75 vemerce Typically the games I tend to play are MMO games, so this list gives me 95% of the titles I’d be interested in from crowd-funding. I honestly haven’t seen or heard of a lot of games that are single player being crowd-funded, but that could just be from a lack of looking. Either way, I’m happy that MassivelyOP provides us with this much.

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vemerce 
Unless I’m mistaken these are only MMO games.
So if you are looking for non-MMO games you need to do more searching unfortunately.

I too would like a place where I could see a full list of all crowd funded games, not just MMO games, and their status.

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Now, will Trials of Ascension definitely die, or keep agonizing for months ? It’s painful to see…

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Ah, now this list is very handy! I was wondering if there was a place to see all of the projects that had been fully funded on Kickstarter in one location. Now I have quite a few more projects that I need to do my research on. :)

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You, uh….left off “Massively OP” on the fully funded list. I’m just sayin.