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Make My MMO: April 20 - April 26, 2014

Jef Reahard

Trials of Ascension acquitted itself well this week with a new dev video that showed off its unique dynamic spawning feature. In other crowdfunding news, The Chosen's IndieGoGo campaign came and went without hitting its $1,000,000 goal. Thanks to the service's flexible funding, though, The Chosen's devs will keep existing donations to the self-described "game-child" of EVE Online and Fallout 3.

Click past the cut for the rest of Massively's weekly crowdfunding roundup.

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 Black Watchmen (Human Equation): Crowdtilt, end date June 5

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
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end datePantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms): Open donations, no end date
  • Old school fantasy MMO with focus on group content
  • Shaman class, Gnome race unveiled
  • The return of corpse runs
  • Race/class combos revealed
  • As of April 14, 2014, P:RotF development has been "slowed" due to lack of funding, VR says that donations will go toward website maintenance until a large enough investment for continued development is secured
Red Blood (User Games/Gorilla Banana): IndieGoGo, ends May 5th
  • Action combat with four classes
  • in-depth pet system
  • Infinite number of instanced dungeons
Trials 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 Saturday in Make My MMO. And for a look at non-MMO crowdfunding, don't forget Joystiq's Crowdfund Bookie.

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