Make My MMO: May 11 - May 17, 2014

Jef Reahard
J. Reahard|05.17.14

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Make My MMO: May 11 - May 17, 2014
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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Shards Online officially launched its Kickstarter and revealed its gameplay to the world via its first livestream event. Some other crowdfunding stuff probably happened too, but really, we're all Shards all the time in these parts, and we'll be your best friend if you go give Citadel some money so that we can eventually make a Massively server filled with love and world domination.

In case objectivity is your thing, we've included the rest of the week's crowdfunding news after the cut.

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
Contested Space (Zon): Kickstarter coming soon
  • Player-design spaceships and stations
  • Action-oriented combat, territory expansion and defense
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games): Open donations, no end date
  • Fantasy medieval setting with a classless system and unrestricted character development
  • Realistic weather system
  • Greenlit on Steam
  • Latest news: March 30 -- PvP raid and new screens
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end date Origins of Malu (Burning Dog): Kickstarter, ends June 12th
  • Sci-fantasy sandbox
  • Permadeath
  • Already in playable alpha
Red Blood (User Games/Gorilla Banana): IndieGoGo, ends May 5th
  • Action combat with four classes
  • in-depth pet system
  • Infinite number of instanced dungeons
Shards Online (Citadel Studios): Kickstarter, ends June 12th
  • Create your own servers, rulesets, and content
  • Crafting, housing, questing, and PvP
  • Skill-based character development
  • Heavily influenced by Ultima Online
The Far Reaches (Samuel Ruggieri): Kickstarter, ends July 11th
  • Open-world sci-fi sandbox
  • Advanced NPC behaviors
  • Skill-based character development
Trials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, pending new Kickstarter campaign
  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG

Fully funded
Success has its privileges, including a spot in this section! Games that have reached their crowdfunding goals and that are currently being developed are listed here. Once a game reaches the closed testing stage, it will move to the hallowed halls of Betawatch. Kickstarter puts the the fate of fledgling MMOs in the hands of gamers. Which will live and which will die? Check the pulse of MMO crowdfunding with Massively's Jef Reahard every Wednesday in Make My MMO. And for a look at non-MMO crowdfunding, don't forget Joystiq's Crowdfund Bookie.
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