silverhelm studios

Indie studio known for Valiance Online.

How near, how far.

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...

PAX West 2017: Ship of Heroes on exploration, community, and recapturing the magic of City of Heroes

Sometimes MMORPG players might get the feeling that game companies will let just about anything slide in order to keep the most revenue streaming...

The PAX West City of Heroes and Ashes of Creation panels are a go

A few weeks back, we reported on the City of Heroes-themed panel coming to PAX West in Seattle at the beginning of September. With...
How near, how far.

Valiance Online makes its powers sparkle and shine

Now that Valiance Online is running its investor alpha test, more eyes are turning to this superhero MMORPG and seeing it more...
You will die here.

Valiance Online kicks off its investor alpha today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the day when Valiance Online would open for testers, the day has come. The investor alpha is starting...
Be here now.

City of Titans and Ship of Heroes team up for City of Heroes successor panel at PAX West

There will be a City of Heroes panel at PAX West... after a fashion. The game may be gone, but the
Long, long, long.

Valiance Online works with the community to develop and show off powersets

Do you like pets, powersets, and behind-the-scenes development glances? Then you'll enjoy the nearly four hours of Valiance Online stream footage now available...

Valiance Online livestreams its development alpha test

In an epic-length livestream this past weekend, the Valiance Online team showed off its development alpha test and discussed some of the systems...
How near, how far.

Valiance Online says its alpha is coming soon

Hearing that something is coming "soon" is the bane of every MMO player; it technically qualifies as a time frame, but it's vague and...

The Game Archaeologist: Where are all of the open-source MMOs?

Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...

Valiance Online hints that alpha test could be near

"As a superhero MMORPG developer, what would you require before officially launching your alpha build?" This intriguing question was presented to the Valiance...

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