This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter successfully funded at just over $1.36 million following its SpatialOS integration announcement andÂ tech preview video.Â Massively OPâ€™s own Andrew Ross explored the gameâ€™s anticipated features and mused on its many challenges in a long-form piece earlier this week. ThoseÂ missed out on the Kickstarter will be able to participate in further crowdfunding efforts on the game’s official site.
Meanwhile, Fragmented reintroduced the Jabberbull and polished up the vehicle system, Project Gorgon patched its last patch, Vigor Roads was Greenlit on Steam, andÂ Elite: Dangerous’ Horizons season launched for Xbone players. Post-apoc survival sandbox Edengrad is new-come to our list, but frustratingly, Mars-themed survival sandbox ROKHÂ was forced to cancel its flagging Kickstarter, citing a lack of visibility. The developers say they are still planning the early access launch in September; founder packs with bonuses akin to those from the Kickstarter will be available.
In other crowdfunding news, a blogger from MMOsite and his team have begun crowdfunding anÂ MMO-centric website called MMOExaminerÂ via anÂ Indiegogo campaign seeking $15,000. The team vows gaming coverage uninfluenced by outside sources. Reward tiers run from $1 to $2000; at the $1000 tier, donors can even have a say in how the site is designed and produced.
Read on for more on what’s up withÂ MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!
Elryia technical preview video
Recent MMO crowdfunding news
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Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter has successfully funded
Star Citizen updates alpha 2.4 on the PTU, honors the passing of a backer
AdventureQuest 3D’s Guardian will protect you in your darkest hour
Chronicles of Elyria releases world interaction tech preview video
Crowfall explores the joys of server latency and ability use
Elite: Dangerous identifies issues with AI superweapons in the game
Albion Online details the creation of frogs
How Elite Dangerous’ Engineers update triggered a player massacre
Camelot Unchained discusses CUBE, abilities, and beta one plans
Chronicles of Elyria announces SpatialOS platform integration
Valiance Online preps for alpha patch, Steam move
Shroud of the Avatar creates a network of player helpers
Getting perspective on Chronicles of Elyria’s planned PvP and PvE featureset
Crowfall has completely revamped its archetype power icons
Chronicles of Elyria developers discuss rope bridge development
Rebuild civilization after its collapse in Edengrad
AQ3D teaser trailer
Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOsÂ 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) – KickstarterÂ live now; ends June 3.
Citadel of Sorcery (MMO Magic, Inc.) –Â Open donations.
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media)
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios)
Divergence Online (Stained Glass Llama)Â –Â Three campaigns; now in KS early access.
Dogma: Eternal Night (Prelude Games Factory): Kickstarter over,Â donor preorder packs.
Dragon of Legends (Thrive Games) – SuccessfulÂ Kickstarter.
Eco (Strange Loop Games)
Edengrad (Huckleberry Games) – Kickstarter ends June 17.
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): KickstarterÂ 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 ends June 4.
Neo’s Land (NeoJac Entertainment) –Â Open donations, no end date.
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Overpower (Hydrant Games) –Â Kickstarter unfunded; heading to early access.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms) –Â Open donations, no end date.
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks)
Planet Nomads (Craneballs) – SuccessfulÂ Kickstarter.
Pixel Starships (SavySoda)
Project Gorgon (Elder Game, LLC)
Pumpkin Online (Monique)
The Realm: ReawakenedÂ (Stephen Nichols) – OngoingÂ GoFundMe.
The Repopulation (Above & Beyond Technologies) – In middle of engine do-over.
ROKH (Darewise) – KickstarterÂ canceled; early access planned for Sept. 2016.
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.
Vigor Roads (NeuronHaze) – Kickstarter ends June 18.
Edengrad’s Kickstarter pitch
With thanks to Jackybah!