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Make My MMO: October 19 - 25, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, not much happened. Oh sure, Seldon Crisis is now Sudden Crisis thanks to that pesky Asimov intellectual property thing. And Funcom got a little publicity for Age of Conan thanks to a Kickstarter cross-promotion for a new Conan-flavored boardgame from Ares.

Other than that, though, it was pretty quiet on the crowdfunding front. That said, you can still peruse our weekly roundup after the cut to get the latest updates on Pathfinder, The Repopulation, Camelot Unchained, and more.

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Make My MMO: October 12 - 18, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Kickstarter hopeful Seldon Crisis came back to earth when Isaac Asimov's estate took issue with the developers appropriating the Foundation IP. Star Citizen, meanwhile, showed off some spiffy planetside gameplay as well as a full livestream recording of its recent Citizen Con event.

Oh yeah, and Skara: The Blade Remains moved to Steam early access. Click past the cut for the rest of this week's MMO crowdfunding roundup.

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Make My MMO: October 5 - 11, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Ascent got itself a new Kickstarter. The sci-fi title's been playable for a while now, but Fluffy Kitten Studios is aiming to improve both its visuals and its UI.

Star Citizen surprised a few people by condoning the grey market surrounding its pricey pretend spaceships, and chairman Chris Roberts made additional headlines by reiterating his desire for a virtual world as opposed to a virtual shoot-'em-up.

You'll find the rest of this week's crowdfunding wrapup after the cut.

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Make My MMO: September 28 - October 4, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, some analysts suggested that game development crowdsourcing might not be the wave of the future. Then Star Citizen topped $55 million in crowdfunding, which makes it not only the biggest game-based crowdfunding project of all time but the biggest crowdfunding project of all time, period.

Once you're done reconciling those two stories, don't forget to click past the cut for our weekly MMO crowdfunding news roundup.

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Make My MMO: September 21 - 27, 2014

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As usual in the Kickstarter corner of the MMO industry, this week saw ups and downs for hopeful MMOs. Trials of Ascension hit its $60,000 crowndfund goal, Star Citizen broke $54,000,000 (count those zeroes, folks!), and Camelot Unchained got a new website. Yay! But TUG laid off half its staff, Pathfinder Online's early enrollment has been delayed until almost Halloween, and Project Gorgon's Kickstarter campaign has fallen short of its $100,000 goal. Boo! Bringing balance to the universe is Shroud of the Avatar, which was successfully Steam greenlit but has resorted to enticing testers with digital hats.

Read on for our complete MMO crowdfunding roundup in this week's edition of Make My MMO.

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Make My MMO: September 14 - 20, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Pumpkin Online achieved its Kickstarter goal and Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's Facebook page was updated with a few more screens from the fledgling Brad McQuaid-designed title.

Apart from the that, it was pretty slim pickings, so you'll forgive us if we once again call your attention to Project Gorgon's Kickstarter. It has a week left to go, and it's worthy of your support if your into full-featured MMORPGs that tread well off the beaten grindpark path.

The rest of this week's crowdfunding roundup lies just beyond the cut.

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Make My MMO: September 7 - 13, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Elite: Dangerous released information about launch pricing and an optional pre-order pack. Star Citizen released its long-awaited racing mode, and Piranha released a whole bunch of internet rage by revealing a crowdfunded sci-fi MMO called Transverse. Which used to be called Wing Commander Online, funnily enough.

Oh, and the Seldon Crisis Kickstarter officially kicked off. Click past the cut for the rest of our weekly crowdfunding roundup.

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Make My MMO: August 31 - September 6, 2014

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Star Citizen dominated crowdfunding news headlines this week, which is nothing new. Pumpkin Online is new, though, and it might be worth checking out the game's Kickstarter if you're interested in a hybridization of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing in an online context.

The rest of our weekly crowdfunding news roundup is just past the cut.

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Make My MMO: August 24 - August 30, 2014

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This week's MMO crowdfunding news was headlined by Project Gorgon's second Kickstarter drive as well as TUG's upcoming "major content and engine updates."'

Gorgon is described as having "an unusual, original feel," by creator and former Turbine producer Eric Heimburg. It mixes "ideas from older and newer MMOs with a whole bunch of ideas never before seen in any MMO." TUG, meanwhile, is pretty well documented here on Massively, and fans can get an eyeful of the latest Nerd Kingdom shenanigans via the team's new video releases.

The rest of our crowdfunding roundup can be found past the break.

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Make My MMO: August 17 - August 23, 2014

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This week was a busy one in MMO crowdfunding circles. We heard from frequent newsmakers like Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, Shroud of the Avatar, Camelot Unchained, and even Pantheon. We also learned of a new Asimov-inspired sandbox called Seldon Crisis that's gearing up for a Kickstarter campaign next month. Finally, Stash launched a Kickstarter drive for a game it claims will "re-imagine the MMO genre."

Click past the cut for our weekly crowdfunding roundup.

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Make My MMO: August 10 - August 16, 2014

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It's all quiet on the MMO crowdfunding front, at least for the week ending August 16th, 2014. The only changes from last week's edition are a couple of Star Citizen-related news items. They took the form of a new 10 for the Chairman episode and a quartet of spiffy new videos direct from Gamescom.

The rest of our MMO crowdfunding roundup is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: August 3 - August 9, 2014

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Well, Games of Glory didn't last long on our crowdfunding list. Soon after I added it last week, Lightbulb Crew sent out a PR blast saying that it was canceling its Kickstarter drive on account of additional funding that it managed to secure from its existing investors.

We also say goodbye to Bone Gulch for now, as the indie wild west sandbox failed to reach its Kickstarter goal. The Stomping Land and Ever, Jane also made headlines this week. The former is moving engines from Unreal 3 to 4, while the latter surfaced with a new build that includes endgame sleuthing and gossip systems.

Finally, Star Citizen continued to roll around in piles of money, and oh yeah, it also squashed those troublesome rubberbanding bugs, opened up Arena Commander to all of the game's backers, and added a new CTF mode. More MMO crowdfunding news is just past the break.

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Make My MMO: July 27 - August 2, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said hello to new Kickstarter projects for Avalon Lords and Games of Glory. The first is an attempt to redefine the MMORTS, while the second seeks to add persistent world features to the MOBA genre.

We also heard from the creator of Project Gorgon, who describes his title as "Asheron's Call crossed with EverQuest with the emergent gameplay of NetHack." Finally, don't forget about Elite: Dangerous and its newly minted Beta 1!

Click past the cut for our complete MMO crowdfunding roundup.

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Make My MMO: July 20 - July 26, 2014

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MMO crowdfunding news was fairly sparse this week, but a couple of genre heavyweights did capture a headline or two. Frontier reminded us that Elite: Dangerous will feature planetary landings and station/ship interiors post-launch, while Portalarium kicked off its latest backer-only weekend alpha test for Shroud of the Avatar. Release 8 is up and running through 11:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 28th, and it features a focus on PvP. As such, the dev team released an extensive tutorial video and a forum post dedicated to kitting out your PvP decks.

The rest of our weekly MMO crowdfunding recap is just past the cut.

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Make My MMO: July 13 - July 19, 2014

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Camelot Unchained dominated the headlines. Oh sure, Star Citizen made its money and the Elite: Dangerous devs said a couple more interesting things, but by and large we were all oohing and ahhing over City State's week-long batshit-crazy reveal schedule.

Whether or not the finished game actually incorporates all of these awesome ideas is anyone's guess, but for now it sure makes for fascinating reading! Click past the cut for the rundown on the rest of this week's crowdsourcing news.

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