Chronicles of Elyria zips past $3.5M in crowdfunding, lays out plans for new year

Thanks in part to the recent “The Free Kingdom of Elyria” promotion, Chronicles of Elyria has shot past three-and-a-half million dollars in crowdfunding raised to settle around $3.58M at the start of the new year.

Speaking of the new year, the team said that it is back from the break and ready to jump into the “adventures” ahead in 2018. “Our next adventure is focused on providing a sense of identity and corporealness to the characters in Chronicles of Elyria,” the team said. “There will be three major quests to tackle this time around, revolving around character customization, the inventory system, and collision.”

Soulbound Studios promised to show progress in these three areas soon and will be delivering a state of the game post to bring the community up to speed. Perhaps we will hear as to whether or not the studio has managed to find a publisher and when Alpha 1 testing will commence.

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P Jones

Why does this game get so much attention here? Stop publicizing this abomination. How about the next article be held to discuss actual playable elements of the game?
Seems fair since they were supposed to have launched last year.

Less talk about what they promise to do and more about the actual game. If there isn’t any game to talk about then please don’t mention them again.

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Daniel Miller

I am not going to hype the game. But saying the game should of launched last year. No mmo does that. They take 4-7 years. Star citisain, camalot unchained, crowfall. Lets not talk about Asia mmos. But i agree gameplay would be nice.

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2Ton Gamer

The game not launching is not really the issue. The developers constantly having fund raising efforts or “contests” where players are asked to fork over more money so their realm can “win” top honors like having something named after their winning side is getting ridiculous. If this team spent more time actually developing this game instead of finding more contests to milk more money from customers then it might have more to show than some half-baked jousting sim. At this point I feel like the sideliners are merely funding their Olive Garden habit. Game devs for an indie developed crowd funded game are supposed to live off of Ramen and Pizza.

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P Jones

That was kind of my point. They need to stop telling us what they are going to do in the future (and asking for more money) and start showing us tangible progress.

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Timber Toes

This MMO crowdfunding and starting a business before having the ability to start a business thing needs to stop. What happenes when 3.5 mil isn’t enough for them and they need more? Then more. Then more. No, stop this madness!

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silverlock

It’s called capitalism and it’s how virtually every business starts. Keep in mind even before the internet most business’s failed in their first year.

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Timber Toes

Venture capitalists (VC’s) and angel investors (angels) were what we used before crowdfunding. They take a share of the company, it’s how they make their money. Nothing has changed and they’re still used in droves for seed companies. Starting a company is costly and risky. You’re either all in or you’re not. So don’t pretend that crowd funding is a legitimate business practice because it was never intended to be the sole origin of a companies startup revenue.

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Cosmic Cleric

Venture capitalists (VC’s) and angel investors (angels) were what we used before crowdfunding.

Before VC’s were a thing, you’d go to a bank and get a loan to start a business, and as silver lock mentioned, most failed early on.

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Dab

Watching this one closely. Haven’t been happy with most of the latest crop of MMOs, so here’s hoping.