Make My MMO: March 21, 2015

Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, SOE fans banded together and attempted to Kickstart this year’s Fan Faire. You might recall that Columbus Nova cancelled the annual festivities after purchasing SOE, laying off a bunch of staff, and rebranding the firm as Daybreak.

Project Fan Faire seeks $35,000 in funding and has already secured hotel space in Las Vegas provided that 175 attendees are willing to confirm. You can view the rest of this week’s crowdfunding roundup after the cut.

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

Descent: Underground (Descendant Studios): Kickstarter closes April 10th

– 6DoF
– Ship combat and resource gathering
– Unreal Engine 4

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)
Camelot Unchained
(City State)
Crowfall (ArtCraft): Recent news – CCP exec hired, VR, mounts, artifacts and relics
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
Epic Space (
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Greed Monger (Greed Monger)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies)
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks): Recent news – Leadership ranks and vaults
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium): Update of the Avatar #117
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium): Recent news – SXSW trailer, weapons and music, 1.1 released
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora): Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom): Recent news – Traps, slingshots, and storage


Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments): Recent news – Pratchett station, Mac beta
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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jgauthier45 I have absolutely nothing to do with Project Fan Faire, so I don’t know the answers to any of your questions.
Maybe you should go to the Project Fan Faire Kickstarter page and ask them?


I am at the point where I want some of the titles I have already funded to start producing some results. 
So far, only Star Citizen and Camelot Unchained really seem to be serious about meeting their commitments.
Landmark and Shroud of the Avatar have been pretty big disappointments, for me.


Downloading SC from scratch for 1.1 This is going to be great(long)


Peregrine_Falcon Even if they do get this funded, isn’t the fan faire going to be missing a few huge key componants?  IE the vendors & the Daybreak dev’s?  The major point of the modern fan faire is the panels, reveals, and parties… Without the vendors or the dev’s, it’s just an empty banquet hall rented for the weekend.


Project Fan Faire – I wish you luck with your Kickstarter campaign.