This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Elite: Dangerous released an absolute space-ton of new videos out at Gamescom: one on crew, one on ship transfers, one on hyperspace, one on environments, one on capital ship docking, one on port services, one on the planet map… really, it’s nuts, and that’s all in addition to yesterday’s deluge. Little did we know they weren’t even close to done then!
In sadder news, we’re bummed to report that 3001SQ’s Kickstarter ended unsuccessfully. “While we didn’t reach our funding goal, we will continue with developing the procedural generation system and VM integration to get a networked build that allows docking with stations, and finish the initial nandOS specification,” the devs told fans.
Finally, check out this series of time-lapse gifs showing off player construction in Camelot Unchained. The same epic Redditor put one together demoing Crowfall’s player kingdoms too. Let’s make ’em fight!
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!
Crowfall terrain generation
Player Made Kingdoms – Procedural Terrain Generation
Recent MMO crowdfunding news
AdventureQuest 3D has a truly terrifying Halloween event incoming – As a continuation of the AdventureQuest franchise, AdventureQuest 3D stands to inherit some traditions, characters, and even events. One such holiday reprise will be Mogloween, a sort of Halloween with…
Wild Terra can now be played in your browser – Just mention the phrase “browser-based MMO” among players and you will see some instantly leap to their feet and run for the hills, screaming in sheer terror. But are all…
Valiance Online preps new character creator while City of Titans spies on villains – Time to catch up on the sinister plans and inspirational acts of City of Heroes’ spiritual successors. Don’t worry: We won’t tell anyone your secret identity after you read this.…
Take a long guided tour of Worlds Adrift – Do you need to be sold on the concept of Worlds Adrift? Would seeing it in action make it more real to you than reading these cold, dead words? Then…
Gamescom 2016: Elite Dangerous demos Port Variant and route plotting – Frontier has a bundle of new Elite Dangerous videos out in honor of Gamescom. First up is the newest pair: a look at the upcoming Port Variant, a gorgeous space station…
Brad McQuaid: Pantheon will put the ‘E’ back in PvE – Time to feast on the bounty of a rich Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen AMA on /r/MMORPG, courtesy of creator Brad McQuaid. Yesterday, McQuaid tackled dozens of community questions during…
Children of Ur adds localized weather – What’s the weather going to be like today in your game? You might just have to ask this if you’re apt to play Children of Ur in the future. The…
Crowfall talks modular strongholds and higher prices – The original plan for Crowfall’s strongholds was that each one would be built on a single template. It wasn’t the ideal solution for the designers, but it was the ideal…
The Tomorrow Children launches on September 6th with founder’s packs – How would you like to play as a child of an alternate-universe USSR rebuilding the world after a disastrous science experience? The Tomorrow Children is exactly that game, tasking players…
Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid on MMO sunsets and handing players the keys to the game – Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s Brad McQuaid, known for his roles on both EverQuest and Vanguard, put out an interesting post overnight on the sunsetting of MMORPGs. “The irony is…
Das Tal changes its name to The Exiled – What’s a Das Tal anyway? You won’t have to worry about the meaning of Fairytale Distillery’s German moniker any longer, as the studio has officially changed its upcoming game’s name to The Exiled.…
The Stream Team: My second day in Shroud of the Avatar – MassivelyOP’s MJ is in trouble now. She finally went back into Shroud of the Avatar, and now it appears that she is hooked. She knew this was likely to happen…
Legends of Azulgar enters Early Access tomorrow – Do you want to head off into the depths of the galaxy and forge your own path in a spaceship? That’s kind of the gold standard for space games, really.…
Shroud of the Avatar revamps Port Graff, launches Twitch channel – One of the big tentpole features for Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 33 on August 25th is a major revamp of the town of Port Graff. In the game’s weekly…
Chronicles of Elyria details the steps to world creation – How long would it take you to whip up an MMORPG world? That all depends, of course, on how detailed you want to get and the process that you take…
Dogma: Eternal Night delivers a sneak peek of in-game combat and twerking – The vampire-infested Dogma: Eternal Night has been making strides forward with its development, according to a new dev post. Not content just to tout the Dogma’s advancements, the team delivered a…
Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we’re watching
3001SQ (Société des Mondes Virtuels) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. Work continues.
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.
Empyrionn Online (Eleon) – Kickstarter canceled; launched on Steam early access.
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) – Final wipe was in July 2016.
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.