Make My MMO: July 27 - August 2, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said hello to new Kickstarter projects for Avalon Lords and Games of Glory. The first is an attempt to redefine the MMORTS, while the second seeks to add persistent world features to the MOBA genre.

We also heard from the creator of Project Gorgon, who describes his title as "Asheron's Call crossed with EverQuest with the emergent gameplay of NetHack." Finally, don't forget about Elite: Dangerous and its newly minted Beta 1!

Click past the cut for our complete MMO crowdfunding roundup.

Current campaigns
Dream a little dream, get a little green, and before long you'll have your very own MMO... at least that's what these developers are hoping! Games seeking funding to make their plans a reality are listed in this section.

Avalon Lords (Animus Interactive): Kickstarter ends August 28
  • "Redefining the MMORTS"
  • Fully customizable cities
  • Full-access mobile app
Bone Gulch (Nesoi Tech): Kickstarter ends August 4
  • Wild West survival sandbox
  • crafting
  • bounty system
  • combat on horseback and stagecoach
Citadel of Sorcery (MMO Magic, Inc.): Open donations, no end date
  • A vast, dynamic world where nothing is set in stone and each player will experience the game in very different ways
  • Massively interview
Contested Space (Zon): Kickstarter coming soon
  • Player-design spaceships and stations
  • Action-oriented combat, territory expansion and defense
Games of Glory (Lightbulb Crew): Kickstarter ends August 21
  • MOBA with a persistent universe
  • Player action has lasting game influence via factions
  • Currently playable alpha
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games): Open donations, no end date
  • Fantasy medieval setting with a classless system and unrestricted character development
  • Realistic weather system
  • Greenlit on Steam
  • Latest news: March 30 -- PvP raid and new screens
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end date
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms): Open donations, no end date
Trials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, pending new Kickstarter campaign
  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG
  • Dynamic spawning
  • Player structures, settlements, kingdoms

Fully funded
Success has its privileges, including a spot in this section! Games that have reached their crowdfunding goals and that are currently being developed are listed here. Once a game reaches the closed testing stage, it will move to the hallowed halls of Betawatch. Kickstarter puts the the fate of fledgling MMOs in the hands of gamers. Which will live and which will die? Check the pulse of MMO crowdfunding with Massively's Jef Reahard every Wednesday in Make My MMO. And for a look at non-MMO crowdfunding, don't forget Joystiq's Crowdfund Bookie.

This article was originally published on Massively.