While it once started as a very small and inexpensive indie project, Chronicles of Elyria has grown over the past two years to the size that it needs a sizable budget to help push development forward. Hence, the team announced today that it will be launching its Kickstarter campaign on May 3rd with an initial goal of raising $900,000.
That might seem like a lot for an indie MMO, but the devs say it’s worth it: “Chronicles of Elyria is unquestionably one of the most pivotal games of the decade. It’s a game which encourages massive player collaboration through new game mechanics such as contracts and an evolving story line. It encourages meaningful player decisions through a risk-reward system that truly forces players to make those tough decisions. It connects players to their characters in a way no MMO ever has, by bringing the human condition into the game.”
You can check out a first look at Chronicles of Elyria after the break and check out the series of dev blogs from the game that we ran last year.