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The Daily Grind: What's holding you back from playing indie MMOs?

Ascent passed its Kickstarter campaign goal last week, for which I say, "Jolly good for it!" It's an ambitious little space sandbox that I'd really like to see succeed, if only for the size of the sole developer's eyes as he sits down to program an entire universe. Yet I doubt that I'll ever play i...

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Das Tal revamps skills, adds stealth and tracking

Indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has revamped its skill system in its most recent alpha update. Fairytale Distillery has also added stealth and tracking features as well as tweaked audio for both the game's ambient tracks and its attack sounds. There's an October update video and a copy of the full pre...

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City of Titans shows off engine progress for July 4th

Everyone celebrates the 4th of July in different ways. City of Titans celebrated with fireworks. That might not seem like much until you watch the video and understand that it's the first video wherein every single shot is focused on things that the design team made. The fireworks, the physics effe...

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Working As Intended: Dabbling in indie sandbox Villagers and Heroes

Villagers and Heroes is not the sort of sandbox that gets a lot of coverage in the gaming press. You can't gank in the game. No one will murder you for your ore or your logs. There are no petty internet crime lords generating scandals or developers being ousted for cheating. Clichéd zombies ...

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City of Titans updates trailer for City of Heroes' 10th birthday

Today would have been City of Heroes' 10th anniversary, believe it or not. And while fond memories and colorful screenshots are all that remain of the former superhero MMO, the spiritual successor City of Titans is being built to fill in the void that was left behind. Missing Worlds Media, the t...

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City of Titans nears the end of pre-production

Producing a game means doing a lot of things, and sometimes that means choosing not to do things. Missing Worlds Media is wrapping up pre-production on City of Titans, the upcoming spiritual successor to City of Heroes, and one of the things that's been mandatory is keeping a realistic perspective ...

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City of Titans to make use of Unreal 4

When a Kickstarted game clears its goals, you kind of expect to see more results from the team. But City of Titans has been quiet except for concept art. Why is that? Why haven't we seen more development shots? What's the Missing Worlds Media team doing? As it turns out, it's because the graphics o...

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City of Titans unveils a bounty of concept art

You could build the best superhero game in the world, but if your only options for costuming consist of a gray jumpsuit people are going to be disappointed. Superheroes need elaborate costumes, armors, nifty gadgets, and hopefully jumpsuits in shades other than gray. The development team working on...

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Field Journal: A strong CoHmmunity

Last week a package arrived for me, sent by the incomparable Beau Hindman. He had been clearing out some of his old gaming paraphernalia, and when he happened on his old City of Heroes disks, something spurred him to offer them freely to anyone in the team who wanted them. I gratefully accepted. Ev...

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Make My MMO: Crowdfunding February 9 - 22, 2014

In the world of MMOs, no news is not necessarily good news -- especially when it comes to crowdfunding. Silence often denotes a lack of progress on a game, and that can certainly make investors nervous. Thankfully, many games provide players with updates that we, in turn, provide for you here. I...

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