Make My MMO: April 11, 2015

    
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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 (EpicSpace.net)
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

Launched

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

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PurpleCopper

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

Early Access can be dangerous.

Ironwu
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Ironwu

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.

Lheiah
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Lheiah

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6bm_Z5ok40

Siphaed
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Siphaed

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