Greed Monger’s original lead programmer now says he’s working on a prototype for the failed Kickstarter MMO

    
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The Greed Monger saga never freakin’ ends. But hey, at least we’re getting some twists and turns for the Kickstarter money that got pissed away.

MMORPG gamers will recall that the game raised over $100,000 back in 2012 to build what the developers said would be a “crafting-focused sandbox MMORPG.” Within three years, the project imploded as devs abandoned it over a lack of funding and attempts to revive the game failed. Earlier this year, the original founder, Jason Appleton, resurfaced and vowed to reimburse Kickstarter backers with his newfound cryptocurrency fortune, capping it off with a bizarre account of the drama that blames incompetent devs, trolls, and the press for the failure of the game. But as we’ve been chronicling over the course of 2018, many Kickstarter backers denied receiving those refunds, prompting Appleton to, on numerous occasions, lash out at angry backers and the press and blame PayPal and the crypto market.

That brings us up to this week, when James Proctor posted a new blog post. Proctor was the lead programmer who quit in 2015 after Appleton signed the game over to him and Joel Hager but then popped back up in 2016 claiming that the game was back in production.

The official site now has a countdown to October 12th and a “prototype v0.1” release, and Proctor says he’s “evaluating the feasibility of picking this project back up” now that “Kickstarter refunds [are] taking place.”

“The first step will be a Prototype which will be released in the months ahead. The Prototype will have a single player mode and allow players to host a smaller scale multiplayer game with up to 200 players based on the specs of the server they run it on. Once the prototype is complete then I’ll have to see if the response is enough to warrant the full development of the game. I’ve been going back over Greed Monger’s Design Document. With the KickStarter funds being returned it gives us a chance to chart a course toward the future. Take a good hard look at what we were planning on doing with Greed Monger and get the game back to a stripped down version that can be launched to Early Access in a timely fashion. Also by figuring out what we want Greed Monger to be at it’s core we are able to spend some time on getting those Core Elements just right with out being bogged down by a bunch of filler features that serves no purpose to what we are trying to make GM into.”

Get caught up on the whole sorry saga:

Source: Official site. Thanks, Anon!

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Myobi Lockhart

… and it’s already over again, time to rename the project back to “Rise of Heroes” and pretend that it’s going actually somewhere. Thanks Massively OP for sponsoring Proctor with these sweet crumbles of attention yet again.

May the backers of that cursed Kickstarter be tormented for their stupid mistake every couple of months, must keep rubbing that salt every now and then, good job.

See you all next year with the 5th re-announcement of Greed Monger.

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Myobi Lockhart

I’ll be blunt here; James Proctor has mental issues. Just in the last couple of years the dude announced over 25 different projects, MMORPGs, idle clickers, zombie survivals, farming simulators, Minecraft clones, whatever it may be trending, he will be over it like flies over a turd. This “Greed Monger” his showing us now, just last month, was called “Rise of Heroes”, it’s facebook page is still up, the screen shots are the exact same, however, “Rise of Heroes” doesn’t bring the kind of attention that this little whore seeks, therefore he renamed the project into something more catchy, something that idiots like the ones from Massively OP will even write articles about.

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Bryan Correll

Sorry dude. I don’t care how sincere and dedicated you are, no one is going to make a successful game from the smoldering remains of that garbage fire.

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Gamer Lady Jules

*facepalm*

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Armsbend

I hope everyone involved fails. Not just at this project but in everything they do for the rest of their worthless lives.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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camren_rooke

Oh Great! I listened to Three Dog Night and my nice shirt just turned tied dyed!

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harbinger_kyleran

This is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friends….

Cmon, you know the rest.

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Bruno Brito

Greed Mongers.

Ha.

Haha.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA++++

BEST NAME EVER.

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camren_rooke

but..but in the movie, they were FIGHTING the Nothing, not DELIVERING it.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Winning! Glad to see you back:)

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camren_rooke

I went on vacation!

To a place that is getting washed away right now. :(

I hope all those folks are safe.

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Kvarin Sunermidst

I wish this would just go away. Jason should have never been given 100k for any project, seeing his list of failed enterprises. The guy is a sham-wow business man.

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mystwen

I was a backer of Greed Monger. Never thought it would go anywhere; in fact, I thought they were a crazy bunch. Never asked for money back, or sent in my name to get money back. It was only $25, and not worth the hassle.

But this…now…is just WTF? Leave it alone already! Just go away.