As we foretold yesterday, the PvP-focused MOBA/MMO hybrid EverFeud has officially launched its Kickstarter today. Developer PSB Entertainment has described the title as a hyper-competitive “arena and battleground-styled multiplayer PVP game set in a fantasy world where might and magic hold sway,” a game “built by PvPers for PvPers.” It eshews the levels and grinds of most MMOs, but it’s set in an MMO world with battleground factions rather than FPS-style lobbies with gobs of customization, classes, and races. It’s adamantly anti-pay-to-win and is expected to run a $5 monthly sub and $20 box fee, with no fees for future content.
“Are you looking for a pure PvP fantasy combat game without all the leveling and grinding? Think playing video games should be fun and not a chore? Maybe you do like questing and raiding but don’t want to spend time grinding your PvP character and just want to compete? Then this game is for you. […] EverFeud is a cross between an MMO and a MOBA. It’s pure PvP combat in a fantasy setting. […] All class weapons and gear types are available at the time of character creation. You then choose from an assortment of runes and imbuements to further specialize your weapons and gear. Character classes can be specialized by choosing from multiple ability trees.”
The Kickstarter seeks $105,000 to fund the game, noting that the game’s founder, Brian Young, put down $100,000 into the game already and won’t be taking a salary of any sort of his work. “He has more skin in the game than anyone, and will not stop until EverFeud is a reality,” it says. There’s also a breakdown of development costs and additional team members sought; should the game’s Kickstarter be successful, $55,000 will go toward additional programming, $20,000 toward character models and animations, $24,000 toward improved environments, and the rest toward 3-D assets.