Make My MMO: May 16, 2015

    
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Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Gloria Victis developer Black Eye Games let us know that it’s in “the home stretch” in terms of upgrading its fantasy sandbox to the Unity 5 engine. What’s the big deal with that? Well, a 50 percent framerate increase, for starters, not to mention improved eye candy.

Elsewhere, indie PvP sandbox Das Tal officially kicked off its Kickstarter campaign. The rest of this week’s 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

Das Tal (Fairytale Distillery): Kickstarter ends June 10, 2015

– No grind or tab-targeting
– “The love-child of a sandbox MMORPG and a fast-paced PvP arena”

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)  – Recent news: The Friday update
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Walton soundbyte, gift copies
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)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – Recent news: Diplomacy added
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: Where the streets have player-made names
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Starter ship test flights
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)

Launched

Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – Recent news: Steam keys for previous purchasers
Guns of Icarus (Muse)