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Make My MMO: January 18 - 24, 2015

Jef Reahard
01.24.15
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Star Citizen's release window made headlines, as did the new VAT tax that's about to hit Euro fans of the space sim opus. We also heard from TUG and Shroud of the Avatar, while Pantheon hosted a dev roundtable and promised a public vision.

Click past the cut for our weekly crowdfunding news 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.

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
Identity (Asylum Entertainment): Kickstarter ends February 4th
  • Modern setting
  • Open world with player-driven economy, housing
  • Minigames like paintball and karaoke
  • Open PvP with police, gangs, cartels
Isles of Eventide (Leanne Froc): Kickstarter ends February 8th
  • Play as a canine, feline, or equine living on a magical archipelago
  • Survive against predators, the elements, and hunger
  • Crafting and companions
  • Personal island with customized decor and utilities
Maestros of the Anthymn (String Theory): Kickstarter ends February 14th
  • Episodic fantasy adventure game
  • A realm of song, sword, and sorcery
  • Custom combos
  • Deep storyline
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment): Open donations, no end dateTrials of Ascension (Forged Chaos): Open donations, raised $60,000 so far
  • Skill-based sandbox MMORPG
  • Dynamic spawning
  • Player structures, settlements, kingdoms, playable dragons

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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