Make My MMO: July 6 - July 12, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Frontier explained its relatively high buy-in prices for Elite: Dangerous alpha and beta testing, while Star Citizen gave fans and onlookers another meaty glimpse behind the development curtain.

Finally, Forged Chaos unveiled a seven-minute video showing off the progress on Trials of Ascension's technical demo and combat.

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.

Bone Gulch (Nesoi Tech): Kickstarter ends August 4

  • Wild West survival sandbox

  • crafting

  • bounty system

  • combat on horseback and stagecoach

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

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms): Open donations, no end date

Trials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, pending new Kickstarter campaign

  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG

  • Dynamic spawning

  • Player structures, settlements, kingdoms

Voidspace (Universe Projects Inc): Kickstarter, ends July 12th

  • Minecraft-style infrastructure creation

  • Twitch-based top-down gameplay

  • HMTL5/browser-based space sandbox

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.