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Make My MMO: March 23 - April 5, 2014

Jef Reahard

This week the team at Black Eye Games released a bit of new info on its Gloria Victis fantasy sandbox. Last weekend saw a player test of the territory capture and PvP systems, and there are also some new screenshots for your perusal on the game's Facebook page.

New this week is Contested Space, a pre-Kickstarter project for fans of sci-fi conquest, expansion, and ship design. Creator Matthew "Zon" Haralovich says that the PC/Mac/Linux title "mixes action-oriented ship combat with creativity and community. Players design their own ships and stations while defending and expanding territory for their alliance."

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.

The Chosen (Fair Games Productions): Open donations, end date April 25
  • A sci-fi space exploration MMOFPS touting ship design and a player-driven economy.
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
MyDream (MyDream): Kickstarter, end date April 12
  • 3-D open-world sandbox focused on creativity and collaboration
  • Player-created adventures, environments, structures
  • Rewards for cooperation and teamwork
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end dateTrials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Light the Forge, ends at $40,000 raised
  • 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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