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Camelot Unchained concept art and animation test show the Helbound class

Camelot Unchained concept art for the Helbound class and tease for the Giant race of the Tuatha Dé Danann have been revealed on the game’s official website. According to a post from City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs, who also posted an animation test for the Helbound character, the model nor the animation cycles “are final […]


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  • Camelot Unchained concept art and animation test show the Helbound class

    Camelot Unchained concept art for the Helbound class and tease for the Giant race of the Tuatha Dé Danann have been revealed on the game’s official website. According to a post from City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs, who also posted an animation test for the Helbound character, the model nor the animation cycles “are final […]

  • Camelot Unchained contains the character aging feature cut from Warhammer Online

    Camelot Unchained will feature a character aging feature which Mark Jacobs had planned for Warhammer Online.

  • Camelot Unchained Q&A unearths details on stretch goals, add-ons & more

    Camelot Unchained developer City State Entertainment has posted a Q&A update for its Kickstarter-funded realm v realm successor to Dark Age of Camelot. In it, the game’s creators talk stretch goals, physical copies and the ability for users to create custom add-ons.

  • Camelot Unchained takes on new staff, promises more frequent updates

    Camelot Unchained developer City State Entertainment has made three hires, and pledged to keep fans and backers in the loop with regular production roadmaps.

  • Camelot Unchained Kickstarter succeeds with 19 hours left

    With around 19 hours to go, Camelot Unchained has garnered $2,023,932 towards its $2 million goal, making it a success.

  • Camelot Unchained: surviving the freemium apocalypse

    Camelot Unchained is an RvR MMO smackdown from the Middle Ages. Creator Mark Jacobs talks to VG247′s Dave Cook about his Kickstarter and the impending free-to-play apocalypse.

  • Camelot Unchained dev: free-to-play headed towards an “apocalypse” in 3-5 years time

    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.

  • Camelot Unchained engine supports 10,000 characters on screen

    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 […]

  • Camelot Unchained Kickstarter is live

    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 […]

  • Camelot Unchained won’t have any XP boosts or limited time items

    Camelot Unchained designer Mark Jacobs is adamant Camelot Unchained won’t allow any premium items that give one player an advantage over another.

  • Camelot Unchained will have “sandbox” RvR combat, no storyline

    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.

  • Camelot Unchained will use RvR to generate “server pride”

    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 […]

  • Camelot Unchained to create “interdependency” between players

    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 […]

  • Camelot Unchained to embrace “randomness” and “chaos”

    Camelot Unchained will very rarely reward or punish players in spectacular ways.

  • Camelot Unchained dev refuses to take the safe route

    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 […]

  • Camelot Unchained Kickstarter to launch in March, announces CSE’s Mark Jacobs

    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.

  • Ex-Mythic boss left due to future direction of company

    Ex-Mythic boss Mark Jacobs left the company two years ago because he didn’t agree with the course of direction the company was about to take under its then new owners EA, the man himself has said.

  • Mythic co-founder Mark Jacobs forms casual gaming firm City State Entertainment

    Former Mythic CEO Mark Jacobs has returned after a two-year sabbatical from the industry with casual game firm City State Entertainment.

  • Rumor: EA lay-offs coming in November, $300M spent on SWTOR

    An anonymous developer calling himself EA Louse and claiming to be part of the Warhammer Online team at Mythic has said on his blog that EA’s not only planning another round of lay-offs next month, but that the company has already spent around $300 million creating The Old Republic MMO.

  • Zeschuk on BioWare and Mythic – “We’re not merged at all”

    BioWare co-head Greg Zeschuk has told Eurogamer that BioWare and Mythic are still two different entities, despite being pulled together into one EA group under Ray Muzyka’s leadership. “There absolutely is still BioWare and Mythic, we’re not merged at all,” he said, speaking in London last week. “That’s kind of how it all works. Ray […]

  • Mark Jacobs bids adieu to fans and Mythic

    Mark Jacobs has written a farewell of sorts to fans and former colleagues via his blog, Games are a Niche Market. The former head of Mythic explains his departure and talks a bit about the changes at the company he co-founded with Rob Denton. “Early in May, Electronic Arts let me know that they wanted […]

  • Mythic staffers “shocked” at Jacobs’ departure

    Mythic staff are apparently reeling from the news that company boss Mark Jacobs has left the building. “People are shocked and in disbelief about Mark leaving,” a former employee told Massively. “But they’re also excited to be working with BioWare. I can’t even fathom Mark leaving a company he loved so much, it was his […]

  • Mark Jacobs leaves Mythic, Muzyka takes on new EA MMO/RPG group

    Warhammer Online developer Mythic’s confirmed that well-known studio head Mark Jacobs has left his role. EA has formed a new MMO and RPG division, to be headed by BioWare boss Ray Muzyka. BioWare’s other co-founder, Greg Zeschuk, will become Group Creative Officer of the new division. “We thank Mark for his contributions at Mythic and […]

  • WAR beta set to launch in Taiwan

    Warhammer Online’s Taiwanese beta’s to go live on April 14, according to this press release. “Since day one, it’s been our goal to make the Age of Reckoning a global phenomenon,” said Mythic boss Mark Jacobs. “The closed beta in Taiwan brings more players around the world the chance to answer one very simple question: […]

  • Warhammer Online to get official forums

    Mythic’s confirmed Warhammer Online’s to get its own forum, to be run by the developer. There’s a large post from Mark Jacobs on the matter on the official site. Apparently this is the first Mythic game to get a properly hosted forum.

  • Jacobs responds to Mythic lay-off rumour, EA declines to comment

    Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has essentially confirmed the EA-owned developer has seen some lay-offs as part of the publisher’s cost-saving plan. Said the exec, speaking in a forum post on Warhammer Alliance: 1) Our CEO JR has publicly stated the need to cut costs across all of EA. This statement is old news and applies […]

  • Mythic boss welcomes TOR, respect runs deep for Bioware

    In an interview with Ten Ton Hammer, Mythic boss Mark Jacobs said that he welcomes Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO and has a profound respect for the BioWare team. “I obviously know what the title is – and have known for quite awhile,” he said (interview was conducted before Star Wars: TOR announcement. “You’ve […]

  • Mythic boss claims Warcraft copied WAR PvP changes

    Speaking with GI, Mythic boss Mark Jacobs said that the changes to player-versus-player combat in World of Warcraft are taken directly from the changes made to Warhammer Online. “You have a game that’s been out for four years, they’ve never put in world PVP like ours, they’ve never been able to level through PVP like […]

  • Warhammer Online claims 750,000 registered players

    Mythic’s just put out a press release claiming Warhammer Online now has 750,000 registered players. “Thanks to our players, the war between the Realms continues to escalate at an incredible pace,” said company boss Mark Jacobs. “The battlefields are alive with three quarters of a million players fighting for the forces of Order and Destruction […]

  • Half a million players sign up for WAR

    Mythic’s confirmed that more than 500,000 players have created WAR accounts, and is claiming the MMO to be the fastest growing in history. “In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG,” said […]