City of Titans’ avatar builder is on display – and it’s pretty awesome

It has been five years since comic book and City of Heroes fans threw $678,000 at Missing Worlds Media in the hopes of seeing a superhero MMO successor. Since then, City of Titans has been taking shape at a glacial pace, testing patience, and finding itself in a spandex race of sorts with Valiance Online and Ship of Heroes.

But could it have made a breakthrough? MWM announced this week that it has finally reached the point where it is proud to show off City of Titans’ character creator (or “avatar builder,” as the studio is calling it). The preview is still just pre-alpha, but it represents a huge step toward the MMO’s hopeful launch. Backers should be able to get their hands on the beta version of the character builder later this year.

“It’s taken us years to get here, but it will take a lot less than that to finish,” MWM said. “The ‘thousand program breaking bugs’ period is past for the chargen, and now visible progress will be more rapid. The biggest missing piece, currently, is female. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about the heroic women. Overcoming the final hurdles to bringing her in is the next big push. Perhaps she’ll be ready in time for next month.”

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Paul Field

no offense to the other games but graphics wise they feel like upgraded CO, I need something that surpasses that expectation I once saw the mmo pheonix project that failed and I was rooting for it but titans is the next best thing and i’ve seen much from it now out of the three I think titans is the one I want to play

but in order for players to be truly unique I do think they’ll need those extra colour options and i’m sure the payoff will be great as it adds so much more customisation without even having to add 1 extra clothing piece it multiplies the possibilities of what a player can do!

I also wonder if they’re adding luminous costume parts maybe as a material choice?

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Z.N. Singer

If by the Phoenix Project you mean the original CoH successor project, that IS City of Titans. We’ve evolved. We’ve incorporated as development company Missing Worlds Media and named our product City of Titans. We didn’t stop then and we aren’t stopping now.

-Shadow Elusive, Map Designer and PR/Community Manager Assistant

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Nathaniel Downes

I think he means Project Phoenix, a Kickstarter from years ago

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ultorius

I hope they have some armored skins too so i can make my ironman starboost character.Yep i realy miss marvel heroes…

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Z.N. Singer

And many options like it.

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Denice J. Cook

Looks great!

The way it seems these days, Ship of Heroes will hit launch first, but CoT will wind up the being most professional and original, plus it will likely be the largest CoH successor. Those are the only two I’m really focused on, and I’ll probably play both, at least long enough to try them and go from there.

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Bryan Correll

Mr. Tiny Hands there is freaking me out.

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Pepperzine

Love the body sliders, always good to have a variety. When it comes to the larger characters it would be nice if the top of the chest could be bulked out a bit more to match the lower chest.

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snacky

Impressive!

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Duane_Does_not_check_email

Looking forward to the ladies!

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Melissa McDonald

Very nice!

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Nick Smith

Very cool!

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Bryan Turner

Why does that guy have tiny arms, is his special power the ability to channel an inner T-Rex?

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Nathaniel Downes

If you want to make Tyrranoman, have at it.

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Crowe

I thought that guy was hilarious. I can almost feel my old SG wanted to re-assemble just to try and out-do each other for most hideous characters.