This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Camelot Unchained’s devs revealed that they will not make their planned target for beta. The beta phase has been postponed while the game’s ability code is refactored to properly handle what the design team is throwing at it.
Meanwhile, Fragmented dropped its NDA and prepped for its early access launch next week, Star Citizen invoked “minimal viable product” verbiage, and Origins of Malu put its development on hold indefinitely while it attempts to secure other funding.
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!
ROKH, which will undertake a Kickstarter in May, posted a walkthrough from its showing at PAX:
Recent MMO crowdfunding news
Elite Dangerous works on experimental mods, traffic control, and better mission system
You can see further and play better in Gloria Victis than ever before
Albion Online shows off a quartet of new skills
Help stress test Fragmented tonight
Das Tal puts power ratings in front of player names
PAX East 2016: Mars survival game ROKH delivers demo, preps Kickstarter
CSE’s Mark Jacobs explains Camelot Unchained’s beta delay
HEX is now available on Steam
Star Citizen on power, insurance, and minimum viable products
Exclusive: Origins of Malu suspends development, seeks investors
Star Citizen is free to play and test this week for PAX East
Fragmented releases Steam early access trailer
Dogma: Eternal Night strives to get a playable client operational
Smed posted a quick tease of Hero’s Song development.
really happy with how our world is coming together. Here's a shot of some forest. pic.twitter.com/hMb9u0MUlP
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) April 20, 2016
Shroud of the Avatar
Shroud of the Avatar’s weekly newsletter showed off new wearables, underground zones, and ongoing work on the Halls of Artifice, which should arrive in Release 31.
Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we’re watching
AdventureQuest 3D (Artix Entertainment) – Raised 368k; plans October launch.
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios)
Camelot Unchained (City State) – Open donations/packages.
Caribbean Conquest (Invenio) – Kickstarter live; ends May 12.
Contested Space (Zon)
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Open donations/packages
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)
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 ends April 17.
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)
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Abandoned.
Sacrament (Ferocity Unbound) – Kickstarter live; ends April 15.
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.