MMO Kickstarter projects are coming out of the woodwork now, and each one has to sell its concept to would-be donors or else face possible extinction. Today's scrappy contender is Hailan Rising
, the "love-child of Dark Age of Camelot
and Call of Duty
," according to the devs.
is a fantasy PvP MMO that ditches classes and levels for a more level (but not equal) playing field. It features instant action, strategic territory control, randomized loot, and over four billion possible character builds. The game is built on the Unity 3-D engine.
The project is being worked on by a couple of MMO studio vets: Adam Smith
) and Jess Mulligan
, Ultima Online
). Mulligan said he was attracted to the title's unique PvP mechanic, adding that "this is the fastest and most competitive PvP environment I've ever seen in an MMO."
The team's Reloaded
studio is looking to raise $275,000 to finish the game for a potential 2013 launch on Mac and PC. If the stretch goal is met, the developers are eyeing mobile platforms as well. Hailan Rising
has been in development since 2010.
[Additional source: Reloaded press release]