Sit right back and I’ll tell you a tale — a tale of the most amazing MMORPG that took a trip to the convenience store one day and never came back. So this, of course, is Alganon, a somewhat generic fantasy MMO that is most notable for who currently owns it (Derek Smart) and what it’s not (online).
Our story begins back in 2015, when Alganon made the reasonable jump to Steam, at which point it was review-bombed pretty brutally. Fast-forward to 2018, when Derek Smart’s 3000 AD officially took over the game… and it went offline without any forewarning.
Smart stated in 2019 that he was working on securing a publisher for the title and preparing Alganon for a re-release with updated servers. Then nothing happened for a long time. Then in 2021, he “promised” the game would come back. It hasn’t yet.
The most recent news is some chatter by Smart on Alganon’s Steam community this month, in which he promised (yet again) to bring back the MMO.
“To all the doubters and unbelievers, in the coming weeks, please let us know how you like ’em apples,” Smart needled. “To the rest of you, I said that the game would be back. If it wasn’t, I would have said so – and it wouldn’t be the first MMO game to sunset. Alganon is coming back. And it’s gonna be epic.”