Make My MMO: July 4, 2015

    
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Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pathfinder Online introduced mules. No, not your dual-boxed healer or the crafter avatar that you force your kid to level up when he’s done cutting your grass, but actual mules that carry goods and make sad mule faces.

Pathfinder’s mules are both designed to help traders move large quantities of goods and to attract gankbox bandits looking to spoil said trader’s day, so use them with caution! The rest of this week’s crowdfunding news roundup is just past the break.

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: Prolapser’s presidency
Camelot Unchained
(City State) – Recent news: Destroying buildings
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Complicated combat, PvE worries
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media) – Recent news: Development on track
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – Project abandoned
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – Recent news: Combat tweaks and building
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks) – Recent news: New settlement mechanics, mules
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios) – Recent news: June newsletter
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: E3 interview
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Damage, building, and repair, FPS delay
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)

Launched

Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – Recent news: Graphical downgrade
Guns of Icarus (Muse)

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Coffeefall It was only what, 100k-ish from the Kickstarter? Based on what I can see, he worked on it for somewhere between 18 months and 2 years.
So that money probably would have been spent paying his living expenses while working on the game (essentially, paying his salary since he wouldn’t have been working a “normal” job), and on paying other people to provide various assets (like artists, etc.). I would guess that, at this point, there’s not much money left to keep, if any.

There are certainly examples of people taking the Kickstarter money and running, but based on what I’m reading, I’m not convinced that The Stomping Land is one of them.

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The Stomping Land is now officially abandoned? So what happens to the Kickstarter money? So Alex Fundora basically gets to keep the raised funds?