Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s half billion dollar boondoggle


Star Citizen continues making history as this week it reached the lofty heights of $500,000,000 in crowdfunding from gamers, players, and donors. Of course, in just a few months, the game will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Kickstarter as it pushes well into its second decade of seemingly eternal development. As we cover in every Star Citizen post, the game – along with its sister project Squadron 42 – is still deep in alpha testing after numerous delays and is the subject of endless internet squabbles over what this someday-MMO might eventually become… and when it might become it.

Meanwhile, Temtem officially launched, Fractured Online hit early access, Book of Travels previewed its next update, The Wagadu Chronicles rolled into alpha 2, Dual Universe opened a free trial demo ahead of its launch next week, and Elite Dangerous rolled out 4.0 (and it was a mess). Plus, Destiny’s Sword got the ol’ drama bomb icon () as it stealthily downgraded from an MMO to a single-player title, all without accountability to its MMO Kickstarter backers.

Finally, if you’re curious about Temtem, make sure you check out our Choose My Adventure column, where MOP’s Chris has been chronicling his time there.

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

Star Citizen

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

Book of Travels

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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