Post Thumbnail

Another fortnight down; another MMO hopeful lost. The casualty? Story Quest Online, which didn't come close to meeting its Kickstarter goal. The newest addition to this list, Realms of Creation, is still moving toward its goal and has another 34 days left to reach it. To see more about it, check o...

1 year ago 0 Comments
July 27, 2013 at 8:00PM
Post Thumbnail

The last two weeks haven't been quiet on the crowdfunding front. While Star Citizen takes the lead with the most news (from ever-expanding coffers to just "finding ways to make the game more awesome"), other titles had their own snippets to report as well. There's also some upheaval in our ranks...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 ...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 t...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Embers of Caerus has a new Faction Wars competition in the works, and the devs at Forsaken Studios are looking to drum up interest in their fantasy sandbox as well as reward players who are already invested in the project. Personally I like to see this kind of community engagement, particularl...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 ...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 ...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sandbox aficionados are known to reminisce about the "good old days." You know, that time long lost in the past when the greats of open-world play like Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies (pre-NGE of course) enjoyed their heyday. Many a lamentation has also been heard about how things have never b...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 cat...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Embers of Caerus' feature week continues, and the topic du jour is naval systems. Technical director Dave Belcher steps in front of the camera to talk about the indie sandbox MMO's ship implementation, which he describes as "almost a ship simulation." Other MMORPGs feature sailing ships, of co...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

With a plan of cranking out as many features as possible during this final week of its Kickstarter campaign, Forsaken Studios has released a video blog with over 17 minutes of video detailing the planned death system in Embers of Caerus. Technical Director Dave Belcher explains how Embers of Caer...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Kickstarter is all the rage these days, particularly when it comes to indie sandbox MMORPGs. Recently both The Repopulation and Embers of Caerus unveiled crowd-funding drives, and we're always pleased to see other in-development MMOs join the parade. Massively's inbox has been flooded with tip...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It looks like Forsaken Studios is piling onto the Kickstarter bandwagon to help raise funds for its upcoming sandbox title, Embers of Caerus. The studio has set a funding goal of $25,000 US to "fuel the development and production of [the studio's] prototype, bring [the game] to the attention of...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Forsaken Studios has taken the wraps off a new website for its Embers of Caerus MMORPG. The fantasy sandbox has quite an extensive feature list, which includes level- and class-free advancement, a seamless game world that measures 44,000 square kilometers, and player-controlled markets and politi...

2 years ago 0 Comments