This week in MMO crowdfunding news, former SOE/Daybreak CEO John Smedley revealed his new company, Pixelmage Games, and its first game, sandboxy OARPG Hero’s Song, whose Kickstarter is live now and will run until February 18th. In fact, it’s already added new pledge tiers to entice backers; a $25 pledge scores two copies of the $20 game at launch.
We also heard Eternal Crusade reject the idea that its early access Steam launch is a “cashgrab,” witnessed Elite: Dangerous fend off confusion about its Oculus Rift support, learned Crowfall is putting an end to refunds, and saw Gillian Anderson describe her role in Star Citizen’s Squadron 42.
Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week.
Dogma: Eternal Night (Prelude Games Factory): Open preorders with donor packs. The Kickstarter ended December 24, 2015. Sandbox with gothic and punk atmosphere, vampires and other mystical creatures. One server, no classes or levels. Live events.
Dragon of Legends (Thrive Games): Live Kickstarter, ends February 21st. Fantasy 2-D pixelart online RPG. Crossplatform. Includes detailed character class and skill system, crafting mechanics, boats, an achievement journal, twitch combat, and user-generated content.
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
Hero’s Song (Pixelmage Games): Live Kickstarter, ends February 18th. B2P, PvE fantasy, pixelart OARPG “host thousands of other players” in the open world but will boast a solo campaign and allow private servers as well. Recent news: Smed interview, Rothfuss interview, gods and races, new pledge tiers
Fully funded campaigns
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios)
Camelot Unchained (City State) – Recent news: Website, animations, crafting beta
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Castle building, kingdoms, and refunds
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner)
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)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies)
Shards Online (Citadel Studios) – Recent news: Pants collecting!
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: CMA exploration, offline mode exclusives
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Around the Verse, Gillian Anderson video
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)