Just a year after Crowfall’s Kickstarter was successfully funded, ArtCraft this week kicked off Siege Perilous, a targeted test of part of the castle siege system (read: woot, catapults). That puts the game in pre-alpha 1.3, for those counting along at home.
Meanwhile, Ascent: The Space Game added co-op combat, Shroud of the Avatar triumphed over DDOS attacks to launch Release 28, and Camelot Unchained barreled toward beta — with ballistae.
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!
But first, let’s make the ballistae and catapults fight.
Camelot Unchained’s ballistae
Recent MMO crowdfunding news
Crowfall demos catapult gameplay from Siege Perilous test round
Camelot Unchained demos ballistae, introduces backer-inspired lore
29 sassy insults for the e-thugs who are DDOSing Shroud of the Avatar
Find out what Mark Jacobs, Max Porter, and Jenesee Grey had to say about Camelot Unchained
City of Titans takes MMO player retention cue from the hospitality industry
Sandbox Ascent: The Space Game’s new patch adds co-op combat, overhauled UI
Shroud of the Avatar massively expands its world
Sandbox Wild Terra adds male characters, hunger system, safe zones
Star Citizen’s Erin Roberts: ‘Persistence is very close’
Das Tal offers an update on the state of its March alpha test
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.
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.