Make My MMO: Pantheon’s seed financing (October 3, 2015)

    
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Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, fans of Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon fantasy MMO got some good news. It seems as if Visionary Realms has raised a round of seed financing that will allow development to continue beyond what’s already been accomplished by a team of volunteers. Pre-alpha is currently scheduled for later this year with beta testing slated for 2016.

The rest of this week’s crowdfunding news roundup can be found after 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
Camelot Unchained
(City State) – Recent news: New hires, newsletter, 2016 beta
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Hunger Dome summation
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner) – Recent news: Industrial harvesting and crafting
Eco (Strange Loop Games)
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – Project abandoned
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies)
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Project Gorgon (Elder Game, LLC) – Recent news: Testing and launch balancing
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium)
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: The long troll, streamlining
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Project abandoned
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)

Launched

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

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So many funded and so few launched. I wonder if in a year or two suddenly a digital deluge will pour down on us. Maybe that day will come all these projects we’ve been funded will start to complete like dominoes. I’d like that better than a drought where games face eternal development.

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There is a John DeLorean joke to be made there, but it would have been better if VR had announced it on the 19th since that would have been the 33th anniversary of DeLorean’s arrest.