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Villagers and Heroes slams RuneScape over ‘first-ever cross-platform MMO’ claims

Buckle up, MMO fans, because it’s about to get really weird up in here. There seems to be this strange struggle between studios these days to claim the title of “first-ever cross-platform MMO” (at least for a western title). Last week, RuneScape announced that it was going to be the first game to do this with its upcoming mobile edition, but now Villagers and Heroes — which offers the game on both PC and Android — is contesting that claim.

“Competitor announces ‘1st MMO on mobile, first to deliver interoperable play between PC and mobile’ for 2018… SORRY, WRONG. We did it first!” Mad Otter Games tweeted last week. “Villagers and Heroes IS the first and the BEST mainstream and established Western MMO offering full cross-platform play!”

Of course, AdventureQuest 3D would like to have a word with both of you, as would Pixel Worlds, Pocket Legends, Nebula Online, Arcane Legends, and some game that launched this past week. Forget its name. Albion something? “First cross-platform MMO” doesn’t really seem to be a label that can be exclusively claimed these days (as we’ll talk about on the MOP Podcast later today!).

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Make My MMO: Crowfall’s $3M, Gorgon’s Indiegogo, Nebula’s launch (November 5, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news was a surprisingly big one for the genre! First, Crowfall broke $3,000,000 in crowdfunding to date, bringing the game’s total funding to $10,000,000. Then Project Gorgon released a new trailer and a new Indiegogo pitch. Then Hero’s Song pulled off its alpha 3 launch for core backers, and the Endless Forest returned to Indiegogo for another go.

And while Wasteland 3 successfully crowdfunded through Fig, unfortunately, retro mech shooter MMO Antraxx canceled its Kickstarter after it achieved just under a sixth of its proposed funding. Back in October, developer Leendert Oomen told players that the project’s fate following a failed campaign “is still undecided.” And Nebula Online, which canceled its Kickstarter back in March, launched 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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Cross-platform space MMO Nebula Online has launched today

EVE Online has a little bit of competition in the hardcore kitchen this month, as indie title Nebula Online launched today on iOS, Android, and PC. An Xbox One release is expected “soon.”

Nebula Online is largely focused around PvP battles and an intergalactic economy. Players can join one of three factions and go out into the galaxy to make their fame and fortune — or die trying. The four-person dev team created the game in the hopes of correcting all of EVE Online’s alleged mistakes, hopefully resulting in a so-called “perfect MMO.”

You won’t be out too much money to try the game; Nebula Online is currently 20% off on Steam with a price tag of just $4.

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Make My MMO: Kickstarted MMO AdventureQuest 3D launches open beta (October 22, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, AdventureQuest 3D burst into open beta, rolling out to players on PC, Android, and iOS. The cutesy combat MMORPG won players over during its Kickstarter a year ago, raising over $368,000 to make the game.

Meanwhile, we learned about a new referral database for Star Citizen, Guns of Icarus celebrated its fourth birthday, Wild Terra added agriculture and terraforming, Albion Online introduced persistent mounts, Elite prepped for next week’s Guardians launch, Nebula Online geared up for launch next month, Dogma: Eternal Night solicited funds via Patreon, and Shroud of the Avatar teased two new locations, one a nifty lighthouse.

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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Betawatch: AdventureQuest 3D hits open beta (October 21, 2016)

You don’t have to go questing for an adventure in AdventureQuest 3D. Wait… hold on. I’m sorry, that’s exactly what you do in the game. It’s right there in the title. Boy, do I look dumb. Yes, after a very brief delay, the game is now in open beta, so you can go questing for adventure as you wish all over the place.

But it’s not just adventuring and quests this week; there’s other beta news out and about. Isn’t that something?

Is that enough for you? Aw, heck, we’ll give you a full list of games currently in testing just below all the same, but don’t tell anyone. Or do tell everyone, we won’t stop you. Let us know if something hopped test phases without our noticing, that happens every so often.

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Hardcore sci-fi MMO Nebula Online leaves early access for launch in November

Back at the beginning of 2015, a plucky “old-school hardcore sci-fi” MMORPG called Nebula Online put forth a Kickstarter to build “the perfect MMO” that corrected all of EVE Online’s mistakes. The Kickstarter didn’t fund, but work on the game continued, and it rolled out to Steam early access a year later.

Fast-forward to today: Four-man studio Mizar Games has announced Nebula Online will emerge from early access into a full release on November 3rd, featuring real-time PvP encounters, three races, three solar system types, a player-run economy, ship and station design, exploration, a built-on political system, holdable territory, and Steam achievements. It’s also cross-platform.

Nebula Online is a space based Massive Multiplayer Online Game which can be played across multiple platforms (iOS and Google Play, with Xbox One launching soon). Set within a 3 race populated galaxy, players face a conflict for universal domination. Explore the universe to find resource fields, abandoned stations and habitable planets. Be aware of your enemies who are out to challenge your power and make sure you are fully armed to beat their armies. Create alliances and collect troops of like-minded soldiers and lead them to an overwhelming victory in your quest to conquer the universe!”

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Nebula Online seeks crowdfunding for ‘perfect’ sci-fi MMO

What is it about outer space that elicits the cutthroat nature of sci-fi MMOs? Well, get ready to go on that adventure again, as Nebula Online is running a crowdfunding campaign to build an “old-school hardcore sci-fi” MMO that corrects the mistakes of games such as, oh, EVE Online.

“Some people may think that it is just bad copy of EVE Online. But we can say to you — it’s not,” the team posted last month. “This game was made to correct all mistakes and collect best things to make the perfect MMO.”

Nebula Online is looking for $130,000 CAD in donations to build its three-faction game with features such as landing and battling on planets. The game will hold fast to a buy-to-play model (with no cash shop) and is looking at an alpha test later this year. The team is also pushing a Steam Greenlight campaign and has released a trailer that you can watch after the jump.

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