Tag Archives: City State Entertainment
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 21:34 BST
With around 19 hours to go, Camelot Unchained has garnered $2,023,932 towards its $2 million goal, making it a success.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 | 21:01 BST
Camelot Unchained creator and long-time MMO veteran Mark Jacobs has warned of an impending free-to-play “apocalypse” in three to five years time, thanks to a rush towards unsustainable free-to-play models. He predicted to VG247 that developers will close and publishers stand to lose a lot of money.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 00:54 BST
Camelot Unchained’s engine can do some pretty special things, even at this very early stage.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 15:49 BST
The Kickstarter page for Camelot Unchained has been updated once again, with concept art for the Tuatha De Danann. Shots are below. A video has also been released which features lead artist Scott Trolan along with a look at early work on the Tuatha De Danann. You can view the video on the page. The project, which currently has 5,094 backers, was recently endorsed by the folks at Obsidian with some funding. With 27 days left on the clock, the project has earned $818,607 toward its $2 million goal.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 00:07 BST
Camelot Unchained has a custom engine, a bold move designed to support its core conceit: genuinely massive player battles. In a Kickstarter update, Mark Jacobs shared a video showing off how the early engine tech can already support 10,000 characters on screen with no frame-rate drop. It comes at the cost of fancy lighting and effects, but the MMO’s signature, core feature is clearly possible. Take a look through the link.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 22:08 BST
The Kickstarter for Camelot Unchained, the RvR-focused MMORPG from Mark Jacobs and CSE set in a post-apocalyptic world, has gone live. The firm is seeking $2,000,000 in funding and so far 920 backers have pledged $217,288. The game has been in the news quite a bit since February and you can find the Kickstarter video is below.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 01:19 GMT
Camelot Unchained designer Mark Jacobs is adamant Camelot Unchained won’t allow any premium items that give one player an advantage over another.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 00:44 GMT
Former Mythic leader Mark Jacobs plans for Camelot Unchained to be written entirely by players, in what he hopes will be a sandbox-like PvP experience.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 00:42 GMT
In the latest Camelot Unchained developer blog, Cuty State Entertainment founder and former Mythic lead Mark Jacobs said that he hopes the unusual MMORPG can foster all kinds of “pride” among its users – pride in the race, class, guild, realm and sever they choose to play with. “This is not something that CSE can simply will into existence through great programming, clever design, or gorgeous artwork. What will bring server pride about are the players themselves,” he said, saying that this is why he’s pushed to build a realm versus realm system into Camelot Unchained. The MMORPG will be Kickstarted this month.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 22:24 GMT
In his latest developer diary, Mythic co-founder Mark Jacobs goes into detail on how he hopes to foster “Realm pride” and “interdependency” among Camelot Unchained players. Jacobs bemoaned the rising prevalence of solo-focused play in modern MMORPGs, and while promising that everyone will be able to play alone should the wich, discussed various methods for ensuring players want to and benefit from collaboration. Camelot Unchained will be Kickstarted in March, and Jacobs hopes its backers will be among its first active community members.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 04:31 GMT
Camelot Unchained will very rarely reward or punish players in spectacular ways.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 22:45 GMT
Camelot Unchained will have a Fable-like character appearance system where players can change the way they look through various actions.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 21:53 GMT
Camelot Unchained’s developers are willing to alienate the mass market if it results in a better game for a niche audience. In a developer blog, City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs said he’s willing to embrace features which appeal only to hardcore players, like slow levelling and a day-night cycle – things publishers wouldn’t take a risk on – and cited Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online’s bold approach to new and interesting experimental features. The MMO is to be crowdfunded.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 16:06 GMT
Ex-Mythic boss and co-founder Mark Jacobs has announced his studio, City State Entertainment, will launch a Kickstarter campaign in March to help fund the creation of the MMO Camelot Unchained.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 15:11 BST
Former Mythic CEO Mark Jacobs has returned after a two-year sabbatical from the industry with casual game firm City State Entertainment.