Make My MMO: Crowdfunding September 22 - October 5, 2013

Make My MMO Crowdfunding September 22  October 5, 2013

Not all games that turn to crowdfunding need a boost to get off the ground. In fact, one new addition to our column this week -- 8BitMMO -- is utilizing this avenue to help accommodate the exponential growth it has experienced over the last couple of years. The other newcomer, however, is actually trying to build from the ground up; City of Titans wants to give displaced City of Heroes fans a new home.

In other news, Star Citizen was the news! Videos, interviews, new goals, and more poured forth from this crowdfunding giant this week. We also heard from Embers of Caerus (which has been pretty quite for a long while). Even Neo's Land chimed in with a new demo. And you can get the whole scoop 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.

8BitMMO (Archive Entertainment): MEGA-OCTOBERBIT-FUNDRAISER ends October 31, 2013

  • Retro-themed sandbox with 100% player built world

  • Funds go toward server upgrades and a Mac client

  • Massively news

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

  • Artists from Zelda, Final Fantasy, web comic Ctrl+Alt+Del, and more

  • 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

City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media): Kickstarter campaign ends November 4, 2013

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

  • Has already met goal

Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Kickstarter campaign canceled, campaign moved to official site

Story Quest Online (Naoulex): Kickstarter campaign ends October 21, 2013

  • A community-driven, open sandbox project influenced by The Elder Scrolls and Fable.

The Living (Cube Crew): Kickstarter campaign ends October 28, 2013

  • Open world filed with Zombies, zombies, and more zombies (who hunt in packs)

  • First-person shooter

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.