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Make My MMO: Aria’s second closed beta, Star Citizen’s protest, and Crowfall’s engine on the market (July 15, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we got our first hints of "emergent gameplay" in Star Citizen as a group of players took over a...

Interview: ArtCraft’s J. Todd Coleman on prepping Crowfall’s Artisan Engine for the broader industry

Yesterday, Crowfall studio ArtCraft announced it was spinning off a brand-new company dubbed ArtCraft Technologies that would basically turn Crowfall's engine...
Well, I'll take it, but I won't pay much for it.

Crowfall studio ArtCraft spins off new company to license its MMORPG-oriented Artisan Engine

Well now things just got interesting over in the land of Kickstarted Crowfall. ArtCraft announced this morning that it's spinning off a "new division"...
And then you're DEAD in the GROUND.

Crowfall gets so popular it overwhelms its own code

Every MMO wants to be popular. You get to sit at the nice lunch table and everyone talks about how cool you are, all...

Crowfall comes alive with its new day/night cycle

It's amazing how something as simple as days turning into nights and vice-versa can serve to transform a static setting into a living, breathing...

Crowfall’s fly-on-the-wall series shows you how the team is making unique campaign worlds

The second part of Crowfall's video series is now up which covers the world-building strike team and its efforts to come up...

Crowfall lays the foundation for future systems

While ArtCraft is busy at work shoring up the fundamental systems that will make up Crowfall's core gameplay, the studio also has to...

Crowfall’s new hires bring studio to 45 people as ‘complete game loop’ testing is mapped out

Let's talk about money. Specifically, let's talk about Crowfall's money. ArtCraft is doing just that in a dev blog out today. Referencing the...

Crowfall studio ArtCraft just raised another $6M from investors to launch the game

Lest you be dispirited by the fact that Crowfall's soft launch isn't going to make 2017 as promised (after also not...

Crowfall: ‘You don’t have to get into the stats to have a good time in this game’

Crowfall's J. Todd Coleman and Billy Garretsen are back for another ACE Q&A - you can pretty much mark the months by...

Crowfall opens up dozens of race and class combos

It's a good time to be a Crowfall pre-alpha tester. The select elite are being treated to a new build today that adds in...

MMO biz roundup: The voice actor strike, e-sports crime, CCP VR, Crowfall, and new acquisitions for Tencent, EA, and Nexon

Let's end the week talking about money. What could go wrong? The year-long video game voice actor strike is finally fully over, as...

Crowfall explains castle wall construction, addresses patch 5.3

Chances are that all save but the most architecturally nerdy among you don't find walls, panels, and sockets a particularly exciting topic. But your...

Crowfall demos more action harvesting, starts taking guild name reservations

Crowfall isn't content to make gathering as dull and repetitive as in other MMOs, which is why the team is putting great stock...

Crowfall clarifies Kickstarter ‘proof-of-concept’ statements

The folks at Procedural Worlds have a new interview-slash-testimonial from Crowfall Lead Environment Artist Jon O'Neal, in which he talks up that...
This isn't alive yet, but it, too, is going to die.

Crowfall’s class/race retooling requires significant animation work for ArtCraft

ArtCraft Creative Director J Todd Coleman and Senior Animator Eric Doggett are back for another lengthy Crowfall Q&A, discussing upcoming cons and...

Crowfall says its biggest parcels are crazy expensive because they’re meant for guilds

Last month, we included Crowfall among the games discussed in a Massively Overthinking roundtable that focused on MMO monetization running amok. Why?...

The Game Archaeologist: How Sceptre of Goth shaped the MMO industry

When it comes to text-based MMOs created in the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, the sheer number of them would blot out the sky. There...

Crowfall’s teaser week begins with the Frostweaver archetype

Last week, Crowfall studio ArtCraft posted a teaser that it would be posting more teasers this week on the road to a something...

Crowfall teases next week’s teases for May 16 reveal

Who wants a teaser for more teasers! Nobody? Bad news because we're getting some anyway, so go make some popcorn. A lot of it. The...

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