Make My MMO: Oculus Rift, Greed Monger’s return, and TUG’s $8.5M (January 9, 2016)

    
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Make My MMO

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Oculus Rift, once a crowdfunded venture, is now asking a whopping $599 for its final product, befuddling market analysts.

Meanwhile, Greed Monger returned from the dead, Divergence Online staggered to Steam early access, and TUG picked up a cool $8.5 million in funding to start over in a new engine, meaning a year’s delay to content updates.

Check out the rest of this week’s MMO crowdfunding news below.

Live 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. 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.

Fully funded campaigns

Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios
Camelot Unchained
(City State) – Recent news: Podcast on class balance, crafting
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Snap testsMaeve lore, Ranger archetype
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner) – Recent news: Steam early access launch, reviews ranting
Eco (Strange Loop Games)
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Infinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios)
HEX (HEX Entertainment)
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Pixel Starships (SavySoda)
Project Gorgon (Elder Game, LLC) – Recent news: New item delivery system
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios) – Recent news: Player merchants
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium)
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Alpha 2.1 surprise, VIP club
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) – Recent news: $8.5 funding windfall and delay

Abandoned post-crowdfund

Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – Recent news: Back in production?
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora)

Funded and launched

Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – Recent news: 2016 plans
Guns of Icarus (Muse)

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karmamule

Some PC gamers pay that much (and more) for high-end video cards, or 2 cards for SLI. This is definitely more than their comments indicated it would be, and that was unwise of them, but this price point is not something unprecedented for PC gaming.

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Chuki792

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Lateris Oyjord AMDs financial issues combined with its perceived lack of performance (regardless if you believe they are real or not) – has really pucked up the pricing of CPUs and GPUs over the past few years.
Prices are not going down on existing components at the pace they used to and newer architectures/improvements are not coming out on the same cadence.

Intel and Nvidia have become comfortably lazy.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

A whole 8 dollars and 50 cents?? And pal say you can’t make an mm on a shoestring:-p

Wild_Phil
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Wild_Phil

ddocentral That ‘game’ has scam written all over it.  It’s being developed by a handful of people who have never developed a game (let alone an MMO) working “part-time”.  They only asked for $100,000 as their initial goal on Kickstarter and the media they keep posting on their website is nothing more than a walking simulator.

ddocentral
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ddocentral

Please include Dogma: Eternal Night under ‘Live Campaigns.’ The developers are taking contributes in exchange for in game rewards via their website on an ongoing basis.

Lateris
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Lateris

Oyjord I wouldn’t freak out about it too much. First generation tech is always expensive. The price will come down in due time. Even high video cards fort PC gaming are way past that price.

Wild_Phil
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Wild_Phil

Oyjord $600 not $500…and yes that is way too much for any peripheral.  I don’t care how neat the technology is…gamers aren’t going to support that. At least not enough for game developers to make money.

I think the Sony VR will come out ahead in the the VR headset battle (at least for the first generation).

Oyjord
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Oyjord

I used to be a fan of Oculus. Now I hope they go out of business. $500?! $&@# them. $&@# them right in the ear. Money-grubbing, sassafrassain rassin…