This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar broke $8 million in crowdfunding thanks in part to a crazy telethon in which Portalarium’s Richard Garriott donated his hair to the cause. Alpha testing is on the horizon; in the game’s latest newsletter, we were treated to a video and images of several in-progress areas as well as promises that the game’s release schedule is forthcoming.
We also took a look at City of Titans’ character modeling, alien life in Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen’s most dangerous elevators, The Realm creator’s remake GoFundMe, and a little-known crowdfunded indie whose lead dev vanished… and then resurfaced. And were you planning on returning to the Warhammer universe? Eternal Crusade will be closing down its backer packages when it launches on Steam early access later this month.
Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week.
Dogma: Eternal Night (Prelude Games Factory): Open preorders with donor packs. Kickstarter ended December 24, 2015. Sandbox with gothic and punk atmosphere, vampires and other mystical creatures. One server, no classes or levels. Live events.
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. Recent news: Alpha patch
Fully funded campaigns
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios)
Camelot Unchained (City State)
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Pantheon guide, experimental design
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media) – Recent news: Character modeling deep-dive
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
Eco (Strange Loop Games) – Recent news: Alpha 3
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)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – Recent news: Status update planned for January
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: $8M telethon, alpha, newsletter
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: December overview, Q&A, alpha 2.1 release
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) – Recent news: Dev vlog on money