Make My MMO: Crowdfunding August 11 - 24, 2013

MJ Guthrie
M. Guthrie|08.24.13

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Make My MMO: Crowdfunding August 11 - 24, 2013
Make My MMO Crowdfunding August 11  24, 2013
Just when you think it will be a quiet couple of weeks on the crowdfunding scene... it isn't. Crowdfunding hopefuls seem to be following the advice of The Gambler this week: Know when to hold them, when to fold them, when to walk away, and even when to run!

The funded crowd is holding steady with only a few bits of news, but two projects are on the brink of folding as they are both far short of their goals. Legends of Firestorm, on the other hand, didn't just walk away -- it high-tailed it out of Kickstarter without a word of explanation. In the meantime, thwo new projects (StarCraft Universe and Enspira Online) have joined the scene, and another project resurfaced. Check out the details right here.

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.

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
Divergence: Online: Kickstarter campaign ends September 1, 2013
  • Hardcore skill-based sandbox with non-combat professions (like dancer, architect, bio engineer) and an ever-expanding world that can be modified.
  • Massively news
Enspira Online (Enspira Online) Kickstarter campaign ends September 7, 2013 Project Snowstorm (SnowFury Studios): Kickstarter campaign ends August 30, 2013
  • Mobile game with real-time pet battles, PvP arenas, and more
  • Massively news
Realms of Creation: Kickstarter campaign ends August 31, 2013
  • A MMORPG/RTS mix with three classes (Mayor, Farmer, Tradesman) and plans to release on all platforms
StarCraft Universe (Upheaval Arts) Kickstarter campaign ends September 10, 2013
  • Fan-made mod turning the game into an MMO wants to move into beta
  • Massively news
Fully Funded
Success has its privileges, like a spot in this section! Games that have reached their crowdfunding goals and are in current development are listed here. Once a game reaches the closed testing stage, it will move to the hallowed halls of Betawatch. Like few platforms before it, Kickstarter puts the power to determine the fate of fledgling MMOs in the hands of gamers themselves. Which will live and which will die? Check the pulse of all things crowdfunded in the MMO-sphere with Massively's MJ Guthrie every two weeks in Make My MMO. And for a look at non-MMOs in the crowdfunding realm, don't forget Joystiq's Crowdfund Bookie.
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