Make My MMO: July 18, 2015

Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Sm… ah, you know what? Never mind. This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long talked about the challenges of providing narrative structure in a sandbox. Camelot Unchained’s beta was delayed, and Star Citizen continued to update everyone about its FPS module progress.

You can read our full crowdfunding roundup after 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
Camelot Unchained
(City State) – Recent news: Beta delayed
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Mind reading, Koster interview, the Confessor
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) – Project abandoned
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – Recent news: Tutorials and mentors
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios) – Recent news: Pre-alpha admins up and running
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: Town caps, pledge bonus, Update 134
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Lesnick on progress, Smart being dumb, and dumber
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)


Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments)
Guns of Icarus (Muse)

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bryanjturner BalsBigBrother see my original question please point me towards the court case confirming your allegations.  Until there is such a thing then no matter how obvious it may look that is all they are.
If you have informed the ip holders then all you can do is wait. It is a matter for the ip holders and the courts to decide. As much as you seem to wish otherwise what you or I think of this situation matters not the slightest and has no bearing on the outcome.  Simple as that ;-)


BalsBigBrother bryanjturner Because they are advertising the game on their web site, advertising isn’t a charity, Massively is being paid with money being made off of the theft from the genre they cover.


bryanjturner /sigh <shakes head>


Here you go, first image clearly shows Magerealm ripping off GW2, the second image was taken in game by a WoW Redditor to point out the icons for abilities that were stolen from Blizzard. I’ve brought this game up multiple times in comments and even through the MOP tip line but I guess the wrap around ad must provide enough revenue that they can turn a blind eye.


Pillars of Eternity. There are plenty of success stories if you look.


Still expect Kickstarter to proof it’s not just a farce, show some solid mmorpg, anything.


bryanjturner  /sigh oh boy.  All the tag means is that I donated to the kickstarter for this website, nothing more or less than than that.  I have no ties professional or otherwise to the website, the mmo, gaming or advertising industry.
I asked my question out of personal curiosity.  To be fair to you while you didn’t directly answer it, I assume because you can’t, you did at least fill in some details that you don’t have in your op.  So I appreciate that at least.
You seem to be greatly troubled by this so I can assume that you have contacted the relevant ip holders and given them your evidence too.  That way they can take the correct legal approach if they feel they need to.
Thank you for your time :-)


bryanjturner Could you please point me towards the court case that has upheld the alleged ip theft that you are presenting.   Otherwise you are simply throwing insults at people on the site that do little to help your complaint and  really just make you look silly at least in my opinion.


Fine, won’t do it in the article?  I’ll do it myself!

Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek [Crazy Ass] Smart! 
 Okay, done.

Keeping a light eye on TUG (have it, but optimized it is not), The Repopulation (interesting sandboxy), Camelot Unchained (maybe good PvP sieges? Maybe, please?) and Crowfall (sandboxy and love the art style).   The rest of the list is kind of a wash in my ballpark.  

I have noticed a lot of these games use the Unity Engine.  Is there a reason for this?  Are there no other MMO engines out there right now that is up for licensing or is it just the best available?