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Website woes have hit Caerus hard in the embers, if you get our drift. Embers of Caerus' site was nuked by its host, and it looks as though some data may have been lost for good. The problems began back in early February, when the sandbox MMO's website went down. Regular posts on Facebook indicate...

March 10th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Embers of Caerus has hit a crisis crossroads in its development, and as such the team is abandoning its current schedule as it seeks out a development studio to help the volunteer project succeed. Creative Director Rob Steele broke the news on the forums, where he admits that mistakes in developin...

December 18th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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If it seems as if crowdfunding's gone into a turkey coma lately, you aren't just imagining things -- at least as far as funded games are concerned. News on that front has seemed scarce compared to the deluge of some other two-week spans, but the current campaigns are trying to make up for it. Life...

December 14th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie sandbox MMO Embers of Caerus is now playable. Well, sorta. The team at Forsaken Studios has released a single-player exploration demo designed to get you puttering around a portion of the gameworld. Access requires a valid community account according to Forsaken technical director Dave Belch...

November 3rd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Go ahead -- make my MMO. And here you thought this phrase only worked when interrupting a robbery! What was a unique phenomenon in the not-too-distant past has become an increasingly popular trend: crowdfunding new MMOs. Whether they're using the Kickstarter funding platform or another, more and mo...

June 29th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've wanted to get in on developing a game, now could be your chance. In Embers of Caerus' April dev letter, technical director Dave Belcher invites folks interested in filling newly opened positions on the dev team, from programmers to animators to sound designers, to send in an email and app...

May 6th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The March issue of the Embers of Caerus newsletter has some exciting news for those of you following Forsaken Studios' fledgling sandbox MMO. The dev team has announced an upcoming exploration demo set on a small chunk of the game's pre-alpha "Test Island." The demo will be single-player with a...

April 2nd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Embers of Caerus just wrapped up a week focusing on the continent of Nupoanqa, and if you missed it, we have a few dev blogs along with a video so that you can cram before the test. Nupoanqa is a region covered in the "green hell" of a jungle and has a trio of indigenous factions for players to...

March 25th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Forsaken Studios has launched a Faction Wars competition for its in-development Embers of Caerus sandbox. Twelve clans hold sway over the fantasy world, and players who drum up enough support for their chosen banner will win forum gold which will translate to a factional city boost when the game...

March 3rd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Embers of Caerus' second monthly newsletter is out, and the various department teams are eager to share their progress in it. The landscaping is coming along, especially in regard to the quality of the trees. Populating the world is a different matter, however. The creatures have moved on to t...

February 2nd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie sandbox MMO Embers of Caerus wrapped up its kickstarter feature week with a pair of developer videos covering player stats and something called "dynamic ecology." That sounds like a 400-level college course if you ask us. Embers of Caerus has 10 player stats that are divided into two categ...

June 18th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments