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Ex-DICE alumni have formed a new studio focused on making a co-op online RPG built for small populations

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After years working on the Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefied games, a small team headed by former DICE directors and featuring several ex-DICE employees...

The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

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So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

Villagers & Heroes will finally launch interior housing in early 2023

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We haven't checked in on indie MMO Villagers & Heroes since its Halloween festivities, and truthfully our last hard looks at the game came...

Ship of Heroes looks back at last year, notes creation of a Steam page and upcoming beta test registration

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By all accounts, Ship of Heroes had a busy 2022 when you look over the game's retrospective blog post. The devs recount the variety...

MMORTS Kingdoms of Marazia returns from hiatus with rewritten code, world resets, and free-to-play model

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Five years ago - in August 2018 to be precise - we reported on a new title called Kingdoms of Marazia, a simplistically styled...

John Smedley is leaving his position as head of Amazon Games’ San Diego studio

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John Smedley is moving on from his role heading the San Diego branch of Amazon Game Studios, according to a memo sent to staff...

Kickstarted sandbox MMO The Repopulation is apparently dead as Idea Fabrik’s contracted dev team quits

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When last we checked in on The Repopulation, it was in August, when I realized that the team behind the game had put out...

Embers Adrift adds Exile Freehold outdoor dungeon

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If one of your New Year resolutions was to jump headfirst into a tough-as-nails indie MMORPG and challenge yourself to survive in a world...

MassivelyOP’s 2022 Golden Yachties: Favorite MMO site even madder about the P2E invasion than we are

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MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for favorite MMO site even madder about the P2E invasion than we are. (We call these...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2023 MMO resolutions

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I know that not everyone does "resolutions," and that even most folks who make them don't actually stick with them. And when it comes...
Wheeeee

Fractured Online returns to closed development over ‘platform troubles’

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Over the course of this week, we've been covering the ongoing Gamigo clownshow: The company suffered layoffs it didn't disclose, which took out the...
Here we go with this nonsense again.

TitanReach resurfaces with a 2024 launch promise, but it might have been stolen from the original studio

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Last weekend we recounted some of 2022's largest MMO crowdfunding stories, and unsurprisingly one of the biggies was the saga of TitanReach, which ceased...

Fractured vanishes from Gamigo’s site, Fawkes Games opens a weird website

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Yesterday, we covered the distressing news that Gamigo had suffered layoffs - including the loss of RIFT's last remaining community manager, which is already...

Kickstarted Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss may release into early access by the year’s end

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Just when you thought you knew everything that was going to release for the rest of 2022, here comes a pack of vampires and...

Fae Farm debuts a new gameplay trailer that emphasizes cozy activities and a laid-back pace

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Before this year's Game Awards, there was a presentation run by Wholesome Games called Wholesome Snack, with an emphasis on cozy, enriching, and distinct...

Monsters & Memories preps for a friends and family playtest, hopes to ‘invite the broader community’ soon

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Monsters & Memories, the indie MMORPG from Niche Worlds Cult, has made its regular monthly check-in to recount progress made on development in November,...
I'm so tired.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best day of the week to launch an MMO update?

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A few weeks back, we teased a certain new MMO for launching on a weekend, but in reality, when an MMO launches (or launches...

Massively Overthinking: The New World comeback

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New World is having a bit of a comeback moment - or is it? Since the launch of Brimstone Sands and the fresh start servers...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Wrapping up Guild Wars 2’s S1 reboot with episode 5, The Battle for Lion’s Arch

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It's finally here! The most memorable, most important part of Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 1 story. The moment we've all been waiting...

Monsters & Memories recaps two months’ worth of work on locations, gameplay, artwork, and sparkly VFX

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If you've been closely following the progress of indie MMORPG Monsters & Memories, you might have noticed that the devs at Niche Worlds Cult...

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