MassivelyOP’s 2019 Golden Yachties: Best MMO April Fools’ joke that wasn’t a joke


MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for Best MMO April Fools’ joke that wasn’t a joke. If you’re wondering what the heck a Golden Yachtie is, you can get caught up with the first award. And the winner is…

AdventureQuest 3D’s 8bit NES game

Though I initially thought this was a joke, it wasn’t at all: Artix put up a Kickstarter for AdventureQuest 8-Bit: Dungeons & DoomKnights, billed as a “zeldavania” game for NES (or emulator on PC). But it was a real Kickstarter and a real game, and it funded on day one.

There’s a runner-up for this one: Remember when Funcom posted up the Conan Chop Chop April Fools’ day trailer? And then it turned out to not be a joke – it turned out to be a real game? And then it got delayed, but only so they could make it more like an MMO? We could use more jokes like this.

Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards¬†while you’re at it.

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