Indie MMO Spotlight: A Canceled Kickstarter and Play 2 Earn

Each week we scour the web for all things indie MMO related so you don’t have to. This week we’re getting a lesson in play-2-earn economics, canceling a Kickstarter, and preparing for next week’s alpha and beta testing. But let’s stop talking about it and start with this week’s indie MMO spotlight.

aether history

Want to see what it’s like to work on an indie game? With Aether Story you can. just follow Fantastic Games on Twitch and watch them write and test code during their live streams.


Thanks to a recent tweet, we now know that the weather will have more than just a visual effect BitCraft. It can damage your buildings.

broken ranks

Whitemoon just announced that TaernCon 2022 will be a live event. The event will take place on July 2nd in Wroclaw, Poland. You can read everything in there news post.

Cinderstone Online

DaviDeMo (a Cinderstone programmer) stopped by cinder block Discord a few days ago to let us know that while not the best at providing development updates to the community, the team is still working hard to prepare for an open beta. They also mentioned that they will be adding more closed beta testers and ended the post with an updated roadmap which you can see below.


The cycle: limit

A new developer update video landed this week. The video provides a recap of Closed Beta 2 and includes topics such as player feedback on game difficulty, gear performance differences, and how the team is dealing with cheaters.

dual universe

A news item this week on the dual universe Forums gave players a status update Double access coupons (DAC), the monthly subscription tokens that were part of the original Kickstarter rewards. Judging by the forum repliesthe post raised more questions than it answered.

Ask Aphelia Podcast Episode #2 was also released this week. The NQ team covered a variety of topics including LUA API questions and player griefing (in a PvP game, who would have thought?).

Ethyral: Echoes of Once

Gellyberry dropped that early Ethyric Kickstarter this week. At the time of cancellation, 65 backers had pledged $9,238, well short of the $63,394 goal. The team doesn’t seem to be discouraged and according to an announcement on their Discord Channelthey will continue to work on the project while they look for other ways to raise funds.

broken online

If you want to check out broken online but don’t think you have to buy one Founder’s Pack to get access to a beta test, then you’re in luck. From May 25th to May 31st everyone can Cash broken online for free. And if you end up liking what you see and want to keep playing, all your progress from the free week will be transferred to a paid account. Dynamight Studios will open the event at 3:00 p.m. EST with Episode 4 of Council of Elysium gamigo twitch channel.

Gloria Victis

Be sure to check out the GM Steam page to see all changes Weekly update 319. There’s a new Market UI, a little bit about working on cross-server Valley of Death tournaments, and the usual QoL improvements and bug fixes.


Looks like we have another indie project to keep an eye on – Hytale. From the creators of the Hypixel server, Hytale Will, “Embark on a journey of adventure and creativity! Hytale combines the scope of a sandbox with the depth of an RPG, immersing players in a procedurally generated world where teetering towers and deep dungeons promise rich rewards. Built for creative gamers, Hytale’s engine supports everything from block-by-block castle construction to scripting and customization delivered with easy-to-use and powerful tools.”

Legends of the Aria

Have you ever wondered how exactly a play-2-earn economy works? in one post this weekthat Legends of the Aria Team explains how they plan to build a sustainable economy by offsetting the inflationary issues faced by other Play 2 Earn games.

Life is a feudal MMO

Have you ever wondered what happened to that? Life is a feudal MMO? Over at MassivelyOP, Chris Neal asked that very question in this week. It turns out it’s still alive… sort of.

Crazy world

We’re only a few days away from that Crazy world Final beta. Servers go live on May 25 at 11:00 am KST (May 24 at 10:00 pm EST). See you there!

Mist Legacy

It’s time for another update for Mist Legacy. Version went live on May 17th, heralding the arrival of Season 2. The maximum player level has been raised to 50 and the skill caps have been increased. You can check those full patch notes on the Mist Legacy Steam page.


K’tula’s Cove Chaos Dungeon officially launches on Tuesday, May 24th. A recently blog entry a preview of the new gear you can earn.

Project F4E

The next pre-launch season, Academy of Strategy, starting May 27th at 8:00 am and running until May 30th. Be sure to log in and collect your season points.

Wealthy Universe

In Development Log #335, Michi talks about his work on revamping the company creation screen. Nick also stops by to talk about his efforts to make the most of the money in the advertising department.

Raven Twilight

The Ravendawn team released their official trailer this week. They followed up with a live stream on Saturday to discuss many of the changes coming with the upcoming Alpha 5.

Realm of the mad god

Update went live this week. You can Read the patch notes on the RotMG to blog. There was also another post at the end of the week to showcase some of them new weapon types be added to the game.

scars of honor

The Race of the Infernal Demons is the theme of the week at the SoH Forum. Join us and give your two cents on how this race should be developed.

Wild Terra 2

In your news post This week Juvty Worlds discusses her latest work on animal husbandry and breeding.


It’s been a while since I got in touch Xsyon, and apparently I missed a patch last week. With the patch, the world map has been enlarged, making the playable terrain roughly 7 times larger than before. You can read all other changes on the page Xsyon blog. Indie MMO Spotlight: A Canceled Kickstarter and Play 2 Earn

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