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

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 (
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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