This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Chronicles of Elyria reached the minimum goal of its Kickstarter — $900,000 — with over 7,000 donors and just about three weeks left to go on stretch goals, which may eventually include a European beta server, exclusive pets, streaming, and true black dye tubs like it’s 1997.
Meanwhile, Crowfall’s devs announced that they will be delaying some of its incomplete features into 2017 and soft launching the core game as soon as it is reasonably playable. “Our ultimate goal is to make the best game possible,” ArtCraft posted. Another post this week discusses the language design of the game.
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
Crowfall delays features for more polish, looks at a ‘soft launch’
Chronicles of Elyria talks about what won’t be in the game, pops up on Steam Greenlight
Camelot Unchained: CUBE updates and weapon concepts
Star Citizen’s 2.4 alpha brings a flyable Starfarer and shopping to the PTS
Pantheon could begin testing at the end of the year
Leaderboard: Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter funded. Did you back it?
Albion Online’s ‘Darian’ content update arrives next week
Gloria Victis patches in bigger and better rewards for player participation
Elite Dangerous tunes up its Engineers beta
Chronicles of Elyria at striking distance to fund
Albion Online’s new video shows off its overhauled world map
Crowfall devs on stats, emotes, and chat bubbles
How you dress in Star Citizen affects the galaxy around you
Chronicles of Elyria nears its funding goal and talks stretch goal plans
Shroud of the Avatar raised another $67K in last week’s telethon
Chronicles of Elyria’s got lots of land, and big donors get first pick
Fragmented patches in localization, optimization, and siege
Shroud of the Avatar
Shroud of the Avatar’s latest newsletter focuses on the ongoing development of the Halls of Artifice, planned for release with update 31. There are also fresh screenshots of Brittany Fields and the balloons that players will use between certain locations in the game, like player-owned towns.
Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we’re watching
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.
Contested Space (Zon)
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Open donations/packages
Chronicles of Elyria (Soulbound) – Kickstarter live now; ends June 3.
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 canceled.
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)
ROKH (Darewise) – Kickstarter live; ends June 5.
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Abandoned.
Sacrament (Ferocity Unbound) – Kickstarter failed; Patreon planned.
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.