This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the Chronicles of Elyria team discussed its plans for the online shop (it’ll be ready in a few more weeks and allow folks a whole month to purchase packages identical to its original Kickstarter offerings), its design bible (expect notes on the game’s bloodlines and religions soon), and other bits and bobs of production.
Online multiplayer space colonization game 3001SQ also began a two-month Kickstarter, asking just over $95,000 to fund its commercial prototype. A public tech demo is already available.
- Grim Dawn announced it’s sold half a million copies on PC;
- Project Gorgon released a big update with bug fixes and new skills: knives and survival instincts;
- Star Citizen broke one million ships sold and announced big changes to its refund policy;
- Pantheon demoed its dungeon gameplay;
- Shroud of the Avatar’s latest newsletter announced a summer pledge bonus and posted a ton of new images of in-progress locations (we’ll include ’em below);
- and there’s a Patreon for an animated opera about a MOBA. Neat!
Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!
Recent MMO crowdfunding news
Pantheon highlights non-instanced dungeon group gameplay
Procedural sandbox Forsaken Legends sells prelaunch access
Star Citizen’s Around the Verse teases 2.5 and character concepting
How starving in Crowfall can turn you into a ‘chicken’
Camelot Unchained is implementing grouping and working on buildings
Fragmented’s NPCs are gunning for you
Albion Online reveals guild vs. guild content rework
Shroud of the Avatar goes persistent on July 28
Das Tal creates a 14-step tutorial for July alpha test
Shroud of the Avatar fans plan Baltimore SOTA con for November
Choose My Adventure: Amnesia and exploration in Project Gorgon
Albion Online previews the resources and environment of the steppes
Shroud of the Avatar’s first prequel novel is now available
E3 2016: Previewing Elite Dangerous VR
Saga of Lucimia eschews LFG tools to foster community
Vigor Roads’ Kickstarter ends unsuccessfully, Project Genom plans crafting
Star Citizen changes refund clause for new backers, plans procedurally generated planets for 2.7
Shroud of the Avatar is building a posh gated community
Star Citizen passes 1M ships sold, $116M in crowdfunding
AdventureQuest 3D preps its ‘biggest update ever’
3001SQ’s Kickstarter pitch
Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we’re watching
3001SQ (Société des Mondes Virtuels) – Kickstarter ends August 18.
AdventureQuest 3D (Artix Entertainment) – Raised 368k; plans October launch.
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios) – Fully launched!
Camelot Unchained (City State) – Open donations/packages.
Caribbean Conquest (Invenio) – Kickstarter canceled (site has been taken offline).
Contested Space (Zon)
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Open donations/packages
Chronicles of Elyria (Soulbound) – Kickstarter successful.
Citadel of Sorcery (MMO Magic, Inc.) – Open donations.
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Stained Glass Llama) – Three campaigns; now in KS early access.
Dogma: Eternal Night (Prelude Games Factory): Kickstarter over, donor preorder packs.
Dragon of Legends (Thrive Games) – Successful Kickstarter.
Eco (Strange Loop Games)
Edengrad (Huckleberry Games) – Kickstarter funded June 2016; early access coming Sept.
Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – Funded and launched.
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions)
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games) – Open donations, no end date.
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – Abandoned, multiple times now.
Grim Dawn (Crate Entertainment) – Funded and launched.
Guns of Icarus (Muse) – Funded and launched.
Hero’s Song (Pixelmage Games): Kickstarter canceled; game launches in October.
Infinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios)
HEX (HEX Entertainment)
Life is Feudal (Bitbox): Indiegogo ended.
LUX (Chimera) – Kickstarter canceled.
Midair (Archetype Studios) – Kickstarter successful.
Neo’s Land (NeoJac Entertainment) – Open donations, no end date.
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Overpower (Hydrant Games) – Kickstarter unfunded; heading to early access.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms) – Open donations, no end date.
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Planet Nomads (Craneballs) – Successful Kickstarter.
Pixel Starships (SavySoda)
Project Gorgon (Elder Game, LLC)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
The Realm: Reawakened (Stephen Nichols) – Ongoing GoFundMe.
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – In middle of engine do-over.
ROKH (Darewise) – Kickstarter canceled; early access planned for Sept. 2016.
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Abandoned.
Sacrament (Ferocity Unbound) – Kickstarter failed; Patreon ongoing.
Shadow’s Kiss (Clockwork Throne) – Ongoing Patreon.
Shards Online (Citadel Studios)
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium)
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Ongoing donations/packages.
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) – In middle of year-long revamp after funding surge.
Vigor Roads (NeuronHaze) – Kickstarter unsuccessful; early access planned for 2017.