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Massively Overpowered’s Make My MMO feature chronicles the adventures and misadventures of MMOs in various stages of crowdfunding. You might also be interested in Betawatch, which focuses on games in testing. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

Make My MMO: Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss is on Patreon (February 20, 2016)

So here’s a new one for the Make My MMO crowdfunding column: We have a game that’s actually vying for Patreon donations rather than campaigning on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. That game is Shadow’s Kiss, a vampire fantasy MMO. Developer Clockwork Throne says it’s using Patreon to fund production and reward backers.

Dragon of Legends has rejoined our list, having canceled its first Kickstarter and started over, asking for a much smaller amount (in fact, it’s already passed its base goal). Multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox Planet Nomads finished its Kickstarter a winner too, pulling in almost $140,000. And while MOBA shooter Overpower didn’t quite make its funding goal on Kickstarter, its devs have announced it’ll head into early access on March 2nd.

This week, we also mused on Star Citizen’s success, had a look at Camelot Unchained’s new lighting system, and spoke to Crowfall’s devs about its world-building pipeline.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!

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Make My MMO: Inside The Repopulation & Hero’s Song (February 13, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, two studios spoke to Massively OP in-depth about their major crowdfunding decisions in 2016. Pixelmage Games’ John Smedley told us that Hero’s Song is full-steam ahead after its Kickstarter cancellation last month and explained just why his team went with Kickstarter in the first place. And Above & Beyond’s JC Smith sat down with us to discuss The Repopulation’s new engine and spin-off survival game and what it all means for the crowdfunded sandbox.

Meanwhile, two of the City of Heroes-inspired crowdfunded superhero MMORPGs, City of Titans and Valiance Online, both saw updates this past week, and Star Citizen blasted one last reminded that tomorrowday really truly is the last time to buy into the games cheaply before Squadron 42 becomes a standalone product.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on, plus some bonus news at the end!

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Make My MMO: Divergence’s drama (February 6, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Divergence Online drama came to a close, as DMCA claims against the developer were dropped early and the game fully returned to Steam.

We also saw The Repopulation switch engines, Elite: Dangerous tweak its business model, and LuckCatchers fall under our radar as an early access title on Steam.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on.

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Make My MMO: Smedley’s Hero’s Song ditches Kickstarter (January 30, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, John Smedley put an end to the Kickstarter for his OARPG Hero’s Song, telling backers that Pixelmage Games had made “mistakes” with its first Kickstarter.

“After looking at our funding levels and the reality that we aren’t going to reach our funding goals, we’ve decided that the best thing to do is to end the Kickstarter,” he wrote. “The good news is that our Investors are backing us all the way and we’re going to get Hero’s Song done exactly when we said we would.”

We also saw Eternal Crusade launch into Steam early access, heard Star Citizen discuss Star Marine’s status, and got our hands on HEX’s newly launched PvE content.

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Make My MMO: Smedley’s Hero’s Song sings for its supper (January 23, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, former SOE/Daybreak CEO John Smedley revealed his new company, Pixelmage Games, and its first game, sandboxy OARPG Hero’s Song, whose Kickstarter is live now and will run until February 18th. In fact, it’s already added new pledge tiers to entice backers; a $25 pledge scores two copies of the $20 game at launch.

Dragon of Legends, Overpower, and Planet Nomads join Hero’s Song in the list of new Kickstarters this week.

We also heard Eternal Crusade reject the idea that its early access Steam launch is a “cashgrab,” witnessed Elite: Dangerous fend off confusion about its Oculus Rift support, learned Crowfall is putting an end to refunds, and saw Gillian Anderson describe her role in Star Citizen’s Squadron 42.

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Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar preps release schedule (January 16, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar broke $8 million in crowdfunding thanks in part to a crazy telethon in which Portalarium’s Richard Garriott donated his hair to the cause. Alpha testing is on the horizon; in the game’s latest newsletter, we were treated to a video and images of several in-progress areas as well as promises that the game’s release schedule is forthcoming.

We also took a look at City of Titans’ character modeling, alien life in Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen’s most dangerous elevators, The Realm creator’s remake GoFundMe, and a little-known crowdfunded indie whose lead dev vanished… and then resurfaced. And were you planning on returning to the Warhammer universe? Eternal Crusade will be closing down its backer packages when it launches on Steam early access later this month.

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Make My MMO: Oculus Rift, Greed Monger’s return, and TUG’s $8.5M (January 9, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Oculus Rift, once a crowdfunded venture, is now asking a whopping $599 for its final product, befuddling market analysts.

Meanwhile, Greed Monger returned from the dead, Divergence Online staggered to Steam early access, and TUG picked up a cool $8.5 million in funding to start over in a new engine, meaning a year’s delay to content updates.

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Make My MMO: Crowfall’s big reveal (January 2, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, crowdfunding is dead. Just kidding. But a whole lot of you said you’re not planning on Kickstarting anything in 2016. We’ll see, won’t we!

This week, Crowfall delivered on its teases and revealed its crows and vessels system for account-based character development.

Meanwhile, Pathfinder Online might have a new investor, Project Gorgon delayed its latest patch for animal town, Spatium’s Kickstarter was unsuccessful, Life is Feudal patched in weather, Dogma Eternal Night forged onward, City of Titans hinted at 2016 testing, and The Repopulation rejected blame for the Hero Engine mess.

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Make My MMO: The Repopulation’s blackout (December 26, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, The Repopulation suspended its test servers thanks to the HeroEngine fiasco, though Above & Beyond says it is working on a solution and isn’t giving up.

Meanwhile, Dogma: Eternal Night’s Kickstarter came to a close unfulfilled, Project Gorgon was delayed on Steam, and Camelot Unchained delivered a massive crafting reveal and interview for the Massively OP community.

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Make My MMO: Elite’s new Horizons (December 19, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Elite: Dangerous launched the first chunk of its planned Horizons campaign, Albion Online celebrated 60,000 founders, and Ultima Online fans raced to raise Indiegogo fans to save one of the oldest surviving MMORPG fansites from auction. Educational pseudo-MMO Eco visited the white house and released its second alpha, and Gloria Victis continued tweaking its alpha combat balance.

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Make My MMO: Spatium and Labyrinth of the Druids (December 5, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said hello to Spatium and Labyrinth of the Druids, though the former isn’t actually on Kickstarter yet. The proposed title is looking to Lovecraft for inspiration, and it aims to be some sort of MMO/dark fantasy hybrid. Players start off as an amnesic druid with a story to follow, though developer MidDream Studios says that few players will experience its conclusion.

Because hardcore or something!

Anyway, the rest of this week’s MMO crowdfunding news is after the break.

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Make My MMO: Dogma’s world of darkness comes to Kickstarter (November 28, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Dogma: Eternal Night kicked off its fundraising campaign, for those of you still feeling the burn from CCP’s failed stab at a World of Darkness MMO. Elsewhere around the crowdfundingverse, we interviewed Visionary RealmsBrad McQuaid, Chris Rowan, and Chris Perkins about the state of Pantheon.

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Make My MMO: Infinity funds, Star Citizen teases 2.0 (November 21, 2015)

It was a huge week for crowdfunded space sims. First, Infinity: Battlescape met its $300,000 Kickstarter goal with over a day to spare. Then, Cloud Imperium released Star Citizen version 2.0 to a select group of testers. What’s 2.0? Only the first incarnation of the game’s expansive persistent universe! Sources indicate that vaporware trolls suddenly made themselves scarce both on MOP and across the intrawebs.

The rest of this week’s MMO crowdfunding roundup is just past the break.

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