Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria gets a parody vid, Pathfinder Online gets a sunset date

Oh, so many trials.

This week in crowdfunded MMOs, YouTuber MadR built a parody version of Chronicles of Elyria to rib Soulbound Studios for its ongoing shenanigans. And they are indeed ongoing, between dodgy NDA, crypto, and the lawsuit. (Cheers for alerting us to this vid, Pepperzine!)

The last few weeks were just as wild: Ashes of Creation hit alpha one and dropped its NDA, Ship of Heroes hits beta in August, Valiance Online is now in investor beta, Elite Dangerous announced a dramatic delay for Odyssey on console in order to repair PC, Book of Travels delayed its early access for the third time, TitanReach talked up food, Crowfall began testing its next update and launched campaigns down under, Fractured raised eyebrows when it was blindsided by how people behave in a PvP sandbox, and Camelot Unchained weathered a fresh storm of criticism over its refund situation and finances.

Finally, a bit of sad news, as this week Paizo announced it will be sunsetting Pathfinder Online in November. The game was originally Kickstarted for $1M+ back in 2012 and never fully made it off the ground. Read on for more on what’s been up with MMO crowdfunding over the last few weeks, plus our roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following!


Recent MMO crowdfunding news


Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we’re watching

Holy crap it launched Holy crap it launched
It's launched, kinda It semi-launched?
In the development dungeons In development
It's dead, Jim Dead or abandoned
Drama bomb


Yes, some crowdfunded MMOs most definitely do succeed. But others crash and burn, and you need to hear about the whole spectrum of games that sought your money early in exchange for the promise of input and transparency. And that’s exactly what Make My MMO does several times a month. Help us keep ’em accountable, would ya?
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