Remember Camelot Unchained? It's an MMO being developed by City State Entertainment, a studio founded by Mark Jacobs, who also happens to be a co-founder of Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment. It rang up more than $2.2 millon on Kickstarter in May 2013, and has presumably been going quietly about its business ever since. But the studio revealed recently that things are running behind schedule, and the alpha test it hoped to have ready for August won't actually get rolling until next year.
Things were looking touch and go a couple days ago for City State Entertainment's Dark Age of Camelot spiritual successor, Camelot Unchained. With only 48 hours to go, the PvP-centric MMO was trending toward well below its goal of $2 million goal on Kicktraq. The campaign was over $260,000 short. But with over 2000 new backers and about $300,000 raised in the last 24 hours alone, it looks like the first major Kickstarter MMO is happening after all.
Mark Jacobs, the former longtime boss for Mythic Entertainment and designer of Dark Age of Camelot, is picking up a fight against predictability by arguing for the merits of increased randomness in MMOs, including his upcoming PVP-centric project Camelot Unchained.