silverhelm studios

Indie studio known for Valiance Online.

Valiance Online recaps progress on environments and icons, promises a ‘long read’ on the way

Remember earlier in November when Valiance Online company Silverhelm Studios promised it would increase its communication with its community with biweekly updates...

Valiance Online promises bi-weekly news updates going forward

With the first phase of its crowdfunding campaign a success, Valiance Online looks ahead to the next steps for this superhero MMORPG....

The Game Archaeologist: The Death of City of Heroes

August 31st, 2012, was a Friday like any other. City of Heroes players were psyched for the upcoming Issue 24, which Paragon Studios...

City of Titans teases its City of Heroes-inspired aura system

It's feeling like superhero week here - Champions Online turning nine, Valiance Online revving up, and now we've got a sneak peek...

Valiance Online starts churning out costumes, promises a bunch of new patches soon

Why be a superhero if you can't look the part? That's half the fun, although nobody really explains in movies and comic books where...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 180: Superstoked for heroic MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss the influence of City of Heroes (Paragon Chat, SEGS, Valiance Online, Ship of Heroes, and City of Titans), plus WoW, No Man's Sky, SWGemu, Camelot Unchained, STO, CCP's new MMO, and Rend, with a mailbag entry on comments negativity.
You made it sing, all right.

The Daily Grind: What made City of Heroes work so well?

Although City of Heroes is not coming back (I think we all need to come to terms with that), many successors are waiting...

City of Titans’ avatar builder is on display – and it’s pretty awesome

It has been five years since comic book and City of Heroes fans threw $678,000 at Missing Worlds Media in the hopes...

Valiance Online makes progress with its female heroes

Filling out that superhero spandex isn't just a job for the guys, although so far in Valiance Online, it's certainly seemed that way....

Superhero indie MMOs City of Titans, Valiance Online, and Ship of Heroes say they’re not in a race

Whenever we write about the current crop of City of Heroes-inspired indie superhero MMORPGs, some of our commenters nearly always ponder whether it...
Where are the bugs hiding?!

Valiance Online previews its maps as it hunts down bugs

Hunting down bugs in a video game is not the same as hunting down enemies. That's true even if the bug is a severe...

The best Massively OP MMO reader polls of 2017

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don't often get from our other articles - at least when they aren't being brigaded...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2017

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...

Perfect Ten: 20 upcoming MMOs to watch in 2018

It has become a long-standing tradition as Massively OP and our former site that we like to end the year by creating a list...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO would you recommend to Marvel Heroes refugees?

So Marvel Heroes has about six weeks to live thanks to the impending shutdown of the game following Disney's decision to drop...

Valiance Online confirms sidekicking, talks visual effects upgrades

One of City of Heroes' best features is going to be making a reappearance in its spiritual successor. Valiance Online confirmed...

Leaderboard: Which of the City of Heroes spiritual successors are you looking forward to?

A few years ago, we counted basically three City of Heroes successor games, all made by indie studios. In 2017, we still have...

SMITE and Paladins players raise $76K for hurricane relief efforts

SMITE and Paladins studio Hi-Rez is thanking players today for their efforts in raising funds for the victims of the 2017...

Valiance Online puts out a call for hurricane heroes for charity event

When real-life tragedy occurs, it's perfectly OK to give priority to assistance over interest in video games. But what if you could do both?

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMOs of 2017’s PAX West

PAX West 2017 has come and gone, and though MJ is still feverishly working on her last few articles, we wanted to pause...

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