This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long shocked gamers by auctioning off art pieces that include their own blood, which was drawn on a promotional stream earlier this week. The reliquaries are no longer on eBay as originally reported; instead, they have been moved to Portalarium’s Make a Difference Store, which will ensure part of the proceeds of the sales will go to a charity. Three have already sold (and the prices have increased accordingly).
Meanwhile, Star Citizen revealed the Bengal Carrier, Chronicles of Elyria teased its delayed new site and store, and City of Titans kicked off a Patreon to support an in-universe comic for 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
Chronicles of Elyria teases its new store in wake of its new website – Man, the Chronicles of Elyria website is looking good lately. Did it lose weight? Yes, apparently, although almost all of that was in the backend as explained by the developers.…
Crowfall’s Myrmidon is treated to its own feature poster – Who has plans to play the mighty Myrmidon when Crowfall comes out? This minotaur looks absolutely frightening, a lumbering war machine full of muscles, horns, and a grumpy disposition. To…
Star Citizen’s celebratory Around the Verse features the Bengal Carrier – Star Citizen is continuing its rollout of a three-part Around the Verse in celebration of its 100th episode. Sandi Gardiner is joined this week by Erin Roberts, who gives a…
Richard Garriott and Starr Long are literally selling their blood for Shroud of the Avatar – Remember last year back when Richard Garriott raffled off his rat tail to raise money for Shroud of the Avatar? Yeah, good times. Now the Portalarium boss is selling something…
Albion Online walks through the mechanics of the Reputation system – The developers of Albion Online want you to murder the heck out of your fellow players, but they also want to make sure that you’re not exactly rewarded for your…
PSA: Grab a free copy of Elite Dangerous Arena this weekend – While you’re still going to have to cough over some cash to grab the full version of Elite Dangerous, the good news for cheapskates is that Frontier is making its…
Das Tal plans both US and EU servers for summer alpha – Are you getting hyped for Das Tal’s summer alpha? If not, was it because Fairytale Distillery planned only an EU server for the test, and that meant terrible ping in…
Shroud of the Avatar outlines summer release plans – Portalarium is still celebrating the release of its 31st Shroud of the Avatar update last week, but the game’s latest newsletter is already outlining plans for the rest of the summer…
Crowfall shows you how you can kick down its walls – Did you ever like setting up blocks and dominos as a kid just to experience the joy of smashing them and seeing them fall down? Sure you did, we all…
City of Titan’s new video highlights progress, introduces webcomic – How far has City of Titans come in two years? Pretty damn far, Missing Worlds Media’s Shadow Elusive writes today, and the indie studio’s got a new video to back…
Elite Dangerous lessens RNG frustration and promotes interstellar tourism – In the latest Elite Dangerous newsletter, the developers said that even more adjustments are coming to smooth out the rocky Engineers update and lessen the grind and RNG frustration. One…
Kickstarter is pulling in less video game money in 2016 – If you’re still hoping for Kickstarter as the new future for video game funding, you may well be disappointed to know that it seems to be undergoing a downturn. A study…
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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.