Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter is now live

    
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The Kickstarter for Chronicles of Elyria has just gone live. Soulbound Studios’ goal won’t surprise anyone as the company told followers in March that it would seek a relatively modest $900k. The $25 pledge includes the complete game, running up to $10,000 if you want to play the game as a literal monarch. Stretch goals are not yet listed, but it’s safe to assume they’re forthcoming.

The indie sandbox touts a complex aging and death system that ties into its unique “earn-to-play” business model, plus destructible environments, offline leveling, and an emphasis on extreme realism.

“We’ve turned to Kickstarter to fund this project because traditional game publishers won’t take this risk,” says the studio of 16 employees so far. “They are incentivized to clone the latest success and merely re-skin it. But not all players want a WoW clone or to play the same game every time. Our innovative ideas come FROM gamers FOR gamers. WE want to play this game, so we turn to YOU to help make that happen.”

Soulbound says it’s already invested half a million dollars into pre-production and has an equal sum committed from investors.

“We also promised to only go to Kickstarter once we had a playable demo (combat demo released at PAX East) and substantial development to show,” they explain. “This is not just a concept that we’re presenting. It’s a game in the making that we need your help to bring to fruition.”

Get caught up on our coverage of the game since its announcement last year:

Source: Kickstarter
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Lethality
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Ket_Viliano Hellmoon breetoplay DugFromTheEarth Reihen FunkyCold JeromyWalsh I think it’ll be up to the players to create those for each other… but the world itself will be raw and brutal. That’s the exciting part about how CoE will help jumpstart social activity in the game.

PabloAndresT
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PabloAndresT

Ket_Viliano Hellmoon breetoplay DugFromTheEarth Reihen FunkyCold JeromyWalsh That’s the thing though, those safe zones would be a player made creation, if you’re the kind of person that just wants to live your days as a craftsmen or merchant, then just ally yourself with a powerful kingdom/town/settlement to drastically reduce your risk of randomly being griefed. Sure it’s not perfect but it’s what this game seems to be aiming at.

DixonHill
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DixonHill

rawhunger 
But that might never happen then ;( 
For a long time my opinion about  KS etc was like “if they have such a great/innovative/whatever product, it should be no problem getting investor´s money the traditional way for them!”
But in this case, no. Big Publishers wont take the risk, because CoE is not tailored to the mass market. They wont sell millions and tens of millions copys. Its a  rather niche product, for a specific audience. And this  audience “has” to help  them  make “their” dream game. Otherwise it will never happen.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Hellmoon Ket_Viliano breetoplay DugFromTheEarth Reihen FunkyCold JeromyWalsh  So, you can log on, and … be dead. Fun!

Anyway, I hope you get the point. IMHO, given the other features in the game, it needs safe zones.

Francis courant
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Francis courant

Oleg Chebeneev Hello! I’m trying to post this widget somewhere else on MOP but I can’t figure out what I need to type to have this widget shows. I got this : src=”https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soulboundstudios/chronicles-of-elyria-epic-story-mmorpg-with-aging/widget/card.html?v=2″ but it doesn’t seem to work, help please! =P

Rozyn
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Rozyn

SteveJackn111 The Kickstarter Masquerada went ahead and minimized its campaign length to only 14 days for that reason. They already had a demo and a bit of press though, so they didn’t need the extra time, but you can usually tell within the first 24hrs if a game’s going to make it or not.

Hellmoon
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Hellmoon

Ket_Viliano breetoplay DugFromTheEarth Reihen FunkyCold JeromyWalsh

As far as I’ve understood if an OPC is killed (coup de graced) they are sent to the spirit plane where they safely reside,  until the player gets on to get

Reht
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Reht

PaganRites paragonlostinspace Reht thatchefdude Not saying that’s the case, just saying it’s a possibility, one that has happened previously with other games.

mysecretid
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PaganRites 
Admit it, Pagan, you’re a member of The Hand! You’re not fooling anyone, buddy! :-)

Hanthos
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Hanthos

morphyroc There will obviously be issues that crop up that they may not initially see. But that’s to be expected when you’re taking chances and trying to break away from the norm.