This week in MMO crowdfunding news, John Smedley put an end to the Kickstarter for his OARPG Hero’s Song, telling backers that Pixelmage Games had made “mistakes” with its first Kickstarter.
“After looking at our funding levels and the reality that we aren’t going to reach our funding goals, we’ve decided that the best thing to do is to end the Kickstarter,” he wrote. “The good news is that our Investors are backing us all the way and we’re going to get Hero’s Song done exactly when we said we would.”
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.
Hero’s Song (Pixelmage Games): Kickstarter canceled. 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.
Fully funded campaigns
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios)
Camelot Unchained (City State) – Recent news: New website
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Recent news: Crafting scenarios
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media) – Recent news: Building Titan City
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Ethan Casner) – Recent news: Ongoing Steam drama
Eco (Strange Loop Games)
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Infinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios)
HEX (HEX Entertainment) – Recent news: Hands-on with the PvE content
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: HeroEngine’s latest
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Recent news: Summer wipe, offline rewards
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Recent news: Star Marine
TUG (Nerd Kingdom)