Make My MMO: April 11, 2015

Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said goodbye to Descent Underground‘s fundraising campaign. It was a fond farewell, though, since the sci-fi space shooter reboot topped its $600,000 Kickstarter goal with just over three hours to spare.

Also this week, Star Citizen updated us on the progress made in March, showed off a new dev studio, released alpha version 1.1.1, and addressed community concerns about the length and accessibility of its Squadron 42 single-player campaign. The rest of our crowdfunding roundup is just past 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”

Contested Space (Zon): Kickstarter coming soon

– Player-designed 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: Gas patch, terraforming
Camelot Unchained
(City State) – Recent news: Friday update
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Siege video
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
Epic Space (
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – Recent news: Project lead bows out
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies)
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: Community project chronicle
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: March progress, S42 clarification, Foundry 42 Germany, 1.1.1 release
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) – Recent news: Taming, breeding, and spells added


Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments): Recent news – Mission revamp, cheap VR
Guns of Icarus (Muse): Recent news – Weekend stamina test


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Damn, really sucks to be those backers and employers who got ripped off by Alex Fundora.

Early Access can be dangerous.


Lheiah   I was thinking the EXACT same thing!  Seems more like a play to keep the already pledged Kickstarter money than a legitimate donation.  one of these days, this whole donation scheme is going to blow up in someone’s face.


370k of 600k with 6 days to go for descent that winds up with a photo finish. I know there’s a boom at the end, but one bigger than the beginning? Something smells funny to me.


Starcitizeny is way too hyped out.

Crowfall, maybe….depends on more info.

Only two crowdfunded games I’m truly eyeing are 7Day2Die and TUG.  Well, I might have to check back in on Rust.  But the cycle of development for Mmorpgs is just too long to get all invested early on in the ground floor