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Make My MMO: October 12 - 18, 2014

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...

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Make My MMO: October 5 - 11, 2014

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...

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Shroud of the Avatar preps PvP update and asks for player music submissions

Shroud of the Avatar is ready to pull the trigger on Release 8 and the game's PvP system. Release 8 will come out next week and feature a massive host of PvP changes that have apparently gotten the dev team hooked. "The team's 30 minute PvP play sessions every morning are growing longer and longer...

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Shards Online opens website with 24 hours left on Kickstarter

As of this writing, Shards Online has 24 hours remaining on its Kickstarter program and has yet to break a quarter of its funding goal. Odds are that it's not going to hit that marker, although fans are encouraged to jump in and donate while the campaign is still running. But the team at Citadel...

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Trove empowers community to pitch biomes and classes

Trion Worlds is empowering the Trove community even further by inviting players to pitch ideas for a new biome and class to be added to the game. A Reddit thread has the details of how this process will unfold. Players will begin by brainstorming ideas for biomes, and after some time, the dev...

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Pantheon's website wields crowd development tools

Visionary Realms is hoping that players will step up to contribute more than just money to Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. The studio announced today that it is structuring its website so that it can be used for crowd development going forward. The studio said that it wants to involve the...

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The Daily Grind: Do you enter MMO design contests?

The Star Citizen community is in the midst of coming up with some pretty amazing designs for the game's Next Great Starship contest. Cloud Imperium's space sim isn't the first MMO to offer players a chance to get their creations in game, though. EVE Online has hosted a similar contest in the...

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City of Heroes spiritual successor plans Kickstarter for Sept. 8th

One of the candidates vying to be the spiritual successor to City of Heroes will be moving into its fundraising stage come this September. Missing Worlds Media's The Phoenix Project, is preparing a Kickstarter campaign for September 8th. The team says that if all goes well (read: the project gets...

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Jukebox Heroes: TUG and crowdsourcing soundtracks

While I'm still reasonably wary of Kickstarter and the pie-in-the-sky promises that have come out of these fundraisers, I can't deny that there have been potentially exciting ideas out there, especially in the field of MMO music. For starters, we might one day see Anthymn, a fantasy MMO...

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Making music together: An interview with Anthymn

It's safe to say that many of us on the Massively team were seduced by the promise and potential of Anthymn when we first saw its Kickstarter campaign. The concept of an entire fantasy MMO that revolves around music instead of swords and sorcery is a refreshing approach in this day and age. The...

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