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Make My MMO: August 24 - August 30, 2014

Jef Reahard

This week's MMO crowdfunding news was headlined by Project Gorgon's second Kickstarter drive as well as TUG's upcoming "major content and engine updates."'

Gorgon is described as having "an unusual, original feel," by creator and former Turbine producer Eric Heimburg. It mixes "ideas from older and newer MMOs with a whole bunch of ideas never before seen in any MMO." TUG, meanwhile, is pretty well documented here on Massively, and fans can get an eyeful of the latest Nerd Kingdom shenanigans via the team's new video releases.

The rest of our crowdfunding roundup can be found past the break.

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.

Avalon Lords (Animus Interactive): Kickstarter ends August 28
  • "Redefining the MMORTS"
  • Fully customizable cities
  • Full-access mobile app
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 dateProject Gorgon (Eric Heimburg): Kickstarter ends September 27
  • Heavily rewarded exploration
  • Customizable death penalties
  • Intertwining skills (for example, practicing calligraphy leads to better swordplay)
  • Player housing
  • Live events
Stash: No Loot Left Behind (Frogdice): Kickstarter ends September 12
  • Turn-based combat on a tactical grid
  • Housing
  • Crafting
  • Hand-crafted and procedurally-generated dungeons
  • Class, race, build, gear, cosmetic character customization
Trials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, pending new Kickstarter campaign
  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG
  • Dynamic spawning
  • Player structures, settlements, kingdoms

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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