Make My MMO: Crowfall is one of the biggest crowdfunded MMOs to ever fully launch

by | Jan 24, 2021

Crowfall is a new MMORPG that is being launched by the team behind the hit game Kickstarted MMORPG, Eteria. Crowfall is a massive project, and they plan to spend roughly 2-3 years in Early Access, with a launch that can be accelerated in the future. Eteria was largely successful with its Kickstarter, and the team has now shifted their focus to this new game. The team has been very open about their development process on the Crowfall Subreddit, and the game is currently in its Early Access stage, with a playable Alpha available for those who are interested in giving it a try.

Crowfall is the spiritual successor to the hugely successful CryEngine-powered MMORPG, Star Citizen, and developers over at Cloud Imperium Games are offering an unprecedented opportunity for the virtual space game: a closed beta. The closed beta will encompass all three major game modes, and will last for four weeks; it will be followed by a follow-up phase that will run for two weeks and will introduce PVP (player vs. player) combat.

NOA. Read on to find out what’s been happening in MMO crowdfunding over the past few weeks, as well as our list of all the MMO crowdfunders we follow!

3001SQ (SMV) – failed Kickstarter, stopped development in 2018.
AdventureQuest 3D (Artix) – 368k collected; 2016 beta.
Albion Online (Sandbox) – launched in July 2017, released on Steam in May 2018.
Antraxx (Team Antraxx) – Kickstarter cancelled.
Lift: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten) – Successful KS. Introduced in 2016.
Ashes of Creation (Intrepid Studios) – Successful KS. Alpha zero.
Blast Out(Tarhead Studio) – Kickstarter success. Originally named RUiN. IN EA.
Travel Book (Might and Delight) – Kickstarter. Closed beta.
Broken protocol (cylinder) – KS failure. Free early access.
Camelot Unchained (City-State) – Kickstarter successful; donations/packages open.
Caribbean Conquest (Invenio) – First KS cancelled, second poorly finished.
Codename Reality (Orode) – Kickstarter failed.
Contested space (Sun) – Kickstarter failed.
Crowfall (ArtCraft) – Win on Kickstarter, Indiegogo. Here we go!
Chronicles of Elyria (Soulbound) – Kickstarter. It is claimed that it is not abandoned.
City of Heroes Homecoming (Homecoming) – Monthly fundraising rounds.
Development City of the Titans (Missing Worlds Media) – KS Success.
Dawngate (Wayfinder Studios). Successful Kickstarter, but no license.
Dragon Day (Beawesome) – Kickstarter success.
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios) – CC success.
Destiny’s Sword (2Dogs) – Kickstarter success in June 2019; demo now available.
Divergence Online (Stained Glass Llama) – abandoned in early access.
Dogma: Eternal Night
(Prelude Games Factory) : Kickstarter. Probably dead.
Dragon of Legends (Thrive Games) is a successful Kickstarter.
Dreamworld(Dreamworld Realities) – Kickstarter success. Dodgy.
Dual Universe (Novaquark) – funded by Kickstarter, a donor platform. Paid beta version.
Eco (Strange Loop Games) – funded, now in beta.
Edengrad (Huckleberry Games) – funded by Kickstarter. Left several times.
Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – funded and fully launched.
Embers Adrift(Stormhaven) – Indiegogo. Fka Lucimia Saga. Pre-alpha.
Empyrion Online (Eleon) – Kickstarter cancelled; launched on Steam.
Endless Trials (Fire Hurts) – Kickstarter cancelled.
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
EverFeud (PSB) – Kickstarter cancelled.
Always, Jane (3 Turn Productions) – Kickstarter success. Ends in 2020.
Fractured (Dynamight) – Kickstarter Success. Alpha 2.
Frozen Flame (Dreamside) – The fig campaign is successful. In alpha founder.
Global Adventures (SubaGames) – funded by Kickstarter.
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games) – Open donations, no end date; in early access.
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) – abandoned, now believed to be restored.
Grim Dawn (Crate Entertainment) – funded and launched.
Guardians of Ember (Runewaker) – funded and launched.
Guns of Icarus (Muse) – funded and launched.
Hero’s Song (Pixelmage) – KS cancelled; Indiegogo. Cancelled with refund.
Infinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios) – KS success; in early access.
HEX (HEX Entertainment) – funded, launched; ends in 2020.
Ilysia (Team 21) – Fully funded Kickstarter in October 2020. Now in alpha version.
Legends of Aria (Citadel Studios) – Kickstarter like Shards Online. Launching in 2020.
Life is Feudal (Bitbox): Indiegogo ended. Closed and unattended.
LUX (Chimera) – Kickstarter cancelled. Seems to have been abandoned.
Maestros of the Anthymn (String Theory) – Kickstarter cancelled.
Maguss
(Maguss) was a successful project on Indiegogo; it was launched and then discontinued in 2020.
Mekria (Infinity Online Studios) – Kickstarter cancelled. It looks deserted.
Midair (Archetype Studios) – Kickstarter Success. On Steam, but abandoned.
Nebula Online (Mizar Games) Kickstarter cancelled; launching in November.
Neo’s Land (NeoJac Entertainment) – Open Donations. Leaving.
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios) – KS passed. Leaving.
Oath (Ready) – Funded by Kickstarter. Seems to have been abandoned.
Occupy White Walls (Stikipixels) – Kickstarter failure.
Strange Giants continues on Patreon.
OrbusVR (Ad Alternum) – funded by KS in March 2017. Early access.
Overpower (Hydrant Games) – Unfunded Kickstarter; Early Access.

Pantropy (Brain Stone GmbH): First COP cancelled, second funded. IN EA.
Past Destination (frozen north): The first Kickstarter failed, the second was a success.
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks) development dungeons – still alive, but struggling.
Path of the Titans (Alderon) – Indiegogo. Early access.
Planet Nomads (Craneballs) – Kickstarter, Early Access launched without multiplayer.
Playcraft (Bebop Games) – funded by Kickstarter in May 2019; at EA.
Pixel Starships (SavySoda) – funded by Kickstarter. Second also. IN EA.
Project Gorgon (Elder Game) – Kickstarter in three tries + Indiegogo. Early access.
Project Oasis World (POW) – Kickstarter fails.
Pumpkin Online (Monique) – Started with Pumpkin Days.
RAW (Killerwhale) – The Kickstarter has been cancelled.
ROKH (Darewise) – Kickstarter cancelled; in Early Access, but not in active development.
Sacrament (Ferocity Unbound) – Kickstarter, Patreon failed. Leave.
Seed (Klang Games) – Is the Kickstarter closed?
Shadow’s Kiss (Clockwork Throne) – Currently funded by Patreon, Kickstarter.
Ship of Heroes (Heroic) – Kickstarter cancelled, expected launch in 2021.
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Soft launch in July 2016. Introduced in March 2018.
Spycursion (Defun) – Kickstarter failed.
Squadron 42 (Cloud Imperium) – Beta delayed unknown
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Current donations/packages. Backer Alpha.
Starfighter Infinity (Ben Olding) – funded by Kickstarter. Early access.
Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff (Kindred) – funded by Kickstarter. Early access.
Temtem (Crema) – Fully funded Kickstarter; now in early access.
The Exiles (Fairytale Distillery) – aka The Valley; KS failed. Early access, but development is suspended.
The flower of chivalry – Kickstarter cancelled.
Area: Resurrected (Stephen Nichols) – Live Game. The latest GoFundMe.
Repopulation (Idea Fabrik) – carried out twice by A&B. Returning to alpha.
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Cancelled.
The Chronicles of Wagadu (Twin Drums) – Kickstarter success.
TitanReach (square root) – Kickstarter failure. Early access. Contradictions.
Trials of Ascension (Dragonfire) – The latest Kickstarter failed. EA as a single player demo.
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) – Leaving without a word. Fraud.
Vigor Roads (NeuronHaze) – Kickstarter failure. The page is dead/abandoned.
War of Rights (Campfire Games) – Successful Kickstarter; in early access.
Zenith (Windows) – Successfully funded Kickstarter; currently in alpha.

Yes, some crowdfunded MMOs are very successful. But others are crumbling and wearing out, and you need to hear from the series of games that asked you for money up front in exchange for a promise of input and transparency. And that’s exactly what Make My MMO offers every Saturday. Help us keep them at bay, will you?

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