Make My MMO: Crowdfunding August 25 - September 7, 2013

Make My MMO Crowdfunding August 25  September 7, 2013

If you build it, they will come. While that adage hold true for baseball diamonds in cornfields, it's a little bit different for MMOs. If you're set on developing a new virtual playground, you get them to come so you can build it! That's the philosophy behind crowdfunding, anyway, and many are latching onto it.

So how fare the fields of crowdfunding lately? New projects (Alteil Horizons, Epic Space) sprouted up, one took root and grew stronger (Divergence), and others (Project Snowstorm, Realms of Creation, Enspira Online) withered away from lack of nourishment. See how your favorite projects are growing right here in Make My MMO.

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.

Alteil Horizons (Apocoplay): Kickstarter campaign ends October 6, 2013

  • A digital CCG relying on turn-based RPG-style tactics and sporting a day and night cycle that changes the behavior of specific cards

  • Massively news

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

Epic Space ( Kickstarter campaign ends October 7, 2013

  • A 2-D sandbox shooter that seeks to add capital ships expansion to be crewed by multiple players

  • Procedurally generated space is infinite

StarCraft Universe (Upheaval Arts) Kickstarter campaign ends September 10, 2013

  • A fan-made mod with replayable multiplayer experiences that 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.