The game bills itself as “SWG 2.0″ and “the MMORPG that began as the spiritual successor to Pre-CU Star Wars Galaxies but has since grown into its own living, breathing universe.” While these claims might seem wild, SWG players will find plenty that looks eerily familiar graphically, from the skill trees and surveying windows to the harvesters and buildings that are dead-ringers for the old Corellian architecture.
Two-man studio Stained Glass Llama raised $24,259 on Indiegogo and $19,626 on Kickstarter in separate successful campaigns back in 2013. The current campaign is intended to fund the game’s combat system so the game becomes more than “crafting simulator 2015.”
The devs are blunt about their crowdfunding:
You don’t need to trust us… Play the fucker right now! Leery of cash-grab crowdsourced vaporware bullshit? We don’t blame you one bit… The internets are inundated with them nowadays, aren’t they. That’s why, instead of asking anyone to take our word for anything, you, the potential contributor can download the freaking thing right now and see that it isn’t a bunch of crap. It’s actually less than 30% crap as a matter of fact*! Why not right now? Think (for instance) our crafting system is a bunch of Photoshop malarkey? Download the damn thing and see for yourself this minute, sucker, at www.Divergence-Online.com/download.
You can check out the latest trailer below.