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Make My MMO: November 9 - November 15, 2014

Jef Reahard
11.15.14
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shards Online returned to Kickstarter seeking $50,000 and a coat of polish for its player-driven multiverse sandbox. Citadel Studios developers also visited the Massively comment section to answer questions about the upcoming title, which is well over halfway to its goal with 27 days remaining.

Elsewhere, Star Citizen continued to roll around in piles of money, while Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen stirred from its slumber to offer up some early development screenshots. Click past the cut for the rest of this week's MMO crowdfunding news.



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
  • Player-run servers connected to one multiverse
  • Skill-based gameplay, unlimited number of combinations
  • Taming, hirelings
  • Player housing in an instance-free world
  • Live content creation tools
  • Official dev-run server with regular live events
Trials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, raised $60,000 so far
  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG
  • Dynamic spawning
  • Player structures, settlements, kingdoms, playable dragons
Valiance Online (SilverHelm Studios): Kickstarter, ends November 28th
  • "an evolving world tied to player choices"
  • semi-freeform character build options
  • player-run stores and a decentralized market
  • powers customization

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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