Each week, we scour the internet for all things indie MMO-related, so you don’t have to. This week, Cinderstone Online (image above) shut down its servers, The Day Before takes another step into the land of the bizarre, and Ilysia entices you with improved graphics on the Quest 3. The topic of indie MMO development also came up in the first part of Philip Harker’s series about making an MMO. Plenty of other stuff is also going on, so let’s quit wasting time and get started with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.
Anvil Empires held another Minor Test this week. The three-day test focused on city building and gave players a chance to experiment with new implementations. The next Minor Test will be held on November 29th, followed by a major Test on December 15th. If you are interested in joining these test sessions, Pre-Alpha invites on Steam are usually open for 48 hours before the test begins.
BitCraft tweeted out a new model update for one of its crafting tables.<p dir=«ltr» lang=«en» xml:lang=«en»>Let's tailor some new clothes!#gaming #videogames #bitcraft #mmorpg #mmo #sandbox #conceptart #3dmodels #development #gameupdates #artupdates pic.twitter.com/5Kq9QiuRpR
And just like that, Cinderstone Online is no more. A short note on Discord announced that the servers were being shut down due to costs exceeding earnings. The announcement did add that the team would be working on a free-to-play version of Cinderstone Online .
In a post-apocalyptic world packed with sports cars, saunas, and plenty of trailers filled with allegations of copycatting, don’t ever think that you’ve experienced all of the crazy that The Day Before has to offer. A new tweet this week announced a collaboration with ride-hailing service inDrive.Read more on mmorpg.com