Looks less spiteful than advertised.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for its final wipe and another telethon

The last data wipe for Shroud of the Avatar is coming very soon. On July 27th, the final wipe will take place, new player-owned...
Less mighty than predicted.

Kickstarter is pulling in less video game money in 2016

If you're still hoping for Kickstarter as the new future for video game funding, you may well be disappointed to know that it seems...
The fun of getting lost, being upset, and getting annoyed.

Chronicles of Elyria emphasizes technology, identity, and cartography

Chronicles of Elyria has it its funding goal and is aiming at its first stretch goal, which is good news for fans of the...

Chronicles of Elyria nears its funding goal and talks stretch goal plans

The Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter is going pretty well; as of this writing, it's just about 80% of the way to funding with 24...
Ramp everything.

Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter hits nearly a third of its funding in less than 24 hours

What do you get when you promise an MMORPG with aging, permanent death, offspring, and a destructible world? Apparently, you get $270,000 of funding...
Das Tal get money for college

Das Tal’s investors give the game more funding

Those of us with a fondness for MMOs have had to learn exactly how expensive these games are over the past few years. The...
Fall apart and count to ten, take your aim, start again.

Dragon of Legends cancels and restarts Kickstarter with a much lower target

On February 9th, Dragon of Legends stopped its Kickstarter campaign. The official word was that it was obvious that the campaign was not going...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPGs use Kickstarter as a promotional option?

One of Tuesday's big bits of news was that Hero's Song - John Smedley's big post-Daybreak project - was cancelling its Kickstarter. The announcement...
Suit up.

Crowfall is going to start enforcing its ‘no refund’ Terms of Use policy

The official wording of Crowfall's Terms of Use policy has been that pledge packages will not be refunded. You buy a package, it's yours,...
Things are fine.

Heavy Gear Assault’s development may be in trouble

Remember Heavy Gear Assault? Maybe not, but it was announced last year as a satisfyingly stomp-happy arena-based PvP game. It's in early access now,...
I'm sure somebody thinks that's neat!

Star Citizen approaches the $100 million funding mark

Numbers are kind of funny. The total amount of Star Citizen's funding doesn't really mean anything, per se; $100 million is just a significant...
Darn it, if you had just kept her hair brown...

Crowfall posts demographic results from backer survey

Who the heck is funding Crowfall? The game is obviously funded, but who is spending money on it? Is it you? The results of...
Do it anyway, but feel bad about it.

Hi-Rez Studios felt bad about abandoning Tribes: Ascend

Letting Tribes: Ascend lie untouched for a long while was a smart business decision for Hi-Rez Studios, but it wasn't one that the developers...
Work it over.

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen gets investors, development is continuing

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen missed out on its Kickstarter goals, but that wasn't the end of the road. Visionary Realms, after an extended...
I'm still wondering why a game that's confident about its future would be engaged in a slapfight with Derek Smart.

The war of words between Derek Smart and Star Citizen continues

If you're busy today, don't worry, we understand. We can assure you that this post does not contain a direct link to another 11,000...
Take a shot.

Das Tal is halfway to funding on Kickstarter with two days left

The halfway mark for funding is an important milestone for any Kickstarter campaign, but whether it's a good sign or a darker one depends...
All right, but there are certain questions asked vis-a-vis budgets here.

Empyrean Rule combines RTS gameplay with a persistent world

You can't accuse the makers of Empyrean Rule of thinking small. Instead of trying to just create a persistent fantasy sandbox for $40,000, the...
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

PAX East 2015: A chat with SOTA’s Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott casts a long shadow in the MMO industry, with Ultima Online serving as the first fully graphical MMO and ushering in the genre...