Chances are that you have never heard of Citadel of Sorcery. MJ, our resident “has played every MMO in the universe” expert, only vaguely recalled this very indie title. But now it looks like you won’t be getting to know the game better, as the developers have announced that the game’s development is shutting down.
The fantasy MMO, which has been in development for 14 years and hung off of a promise of a truly dynamic world, operated on donations from fans alone. That wasn’t enough to keep it going, nor was the slower-than-expected engine development from another company.
“You made some amazing progress and worked hard to make this dream come true,” the team said. “Unfortunately, there just weren’t enough believers to get sufficient funding to push this to completion.”
The only ray of hope for this project is if the game engine development gets to a point where Citadel of Sorcery can be built and run on it. If this happens, “there is always the possibility of us restarting development on this MMORPG.”