Make My MMO: Crowdfunding December 29, 2013 - January 11, 2014

MJ Guthrie
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Make My MMO: Crowdfunding December 29, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Make My MMO:  Crowdfunding December 29, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Was 2013 the year of Kickstarter? Whatever you think personally about the funding model, you can't argue with the fact that over $480 million was pledged through the crowdfunding platform in the last calendar year. That's definitely one hunk of change! But whether or not that figure translates into a tidal wave of awesome games has yet to be seen; the jury will remain out until even more funded games actually release and players get to experience what they backed.

As for specific MMO news this past fortnight, the bulk of it involves new titles vying for a slice of 2014's crowdfunding pie. The CCG War of Omens has already grabbed a piece; it met its goal and has moved on to stretch goals for the last couple of days. Other hopefuls include more two space strategy games. Learn more about all of these, as well as the news from the funded front, right here in Make My MMO.

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.

Antilia (Right Brain Games): Kickstarter campaign ends January 28, 2014
  • Fantasy sandbox with unique animal races (with dragons coming soon)
  • Skill-based with fishing, cooking, crafting, and player housing
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
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games): Open donations, no end date
  • Fantasy medieval setting with a classless system and unrestricted character development
  • Realistic weather system
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end date
  • Persistent sci-fi MMORTS
  • Appearance of investors led to relaunching Kickstarter with a lower goal
  • Each backer who re-pledges gets a Ring Planet
  • Met its goal
Space Unfolding: Kickstarter campaign ends January 18, 2014
Tales From The Strange Universe: Kickstarter campaign ends January 31, 2014
  • Browser-based sci-fi/fantasy strategy game
  • Galaxies run three to six weeks then restart
  • Build industry, train military, conquer stars and planets, form alliances, trade resources
  • Six races (including dragon and robot)
Universe Rush (Kercus Holding): Kickstarter campaign ends February 3, 2014
  • Cross-platform space strategy combining space battles, console-level graphics, and long-term strategic multiplayer in an evolving environment
  • Evolving economy
  • CCG set in dark fantasy world
  • Backer beta is live
  • Massively news
  • Met its goal
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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