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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.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 10:52 BST
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 08:51 BST
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.
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.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | 18:08 BST
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.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 13:38 BST
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 and I, we’ve never operated by telling people what to do, that’s one of the reasons why we have great games: we don’t tell our team how to build Dragon Age. We say, ‘Here are the goals,’ and they go and figure out how they want it to work.”
It was announced last month that Mythic boss Mark Jacobs would be departing the developer, and that Muzyka would be assuming control of the new division.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 19:09 BST
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 to make some changes within the Games Label and as a result of those changes I have been out of the office (and out of touch with the team, game, etc.) since that day,” he wrote.
“If you are looking or expecting me to damn EA or anyone there, you will be sorely disappointed. Over my 23 years of making games professionally I have refrained from attacking the competition, former and/or current partners, other game developers, etc. except on a few very rare instances.
“I have no intention of breaking with tradition at the present time and I hope my track record in this regard remains unchanged for the rest of my career.”
You can read the full thing through here.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 07:39 BST
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 life.
“Personally, I can’t see that this is voluntary in any shape or form.”
It was announced last night that Jacobs had left the company, with BioWare bosses Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk now in control of a newly-formed MMO-RPG EA group.
Heavy stuff. Check Massively for more.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 18:34 BST
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 wish him the very best going forward,” said Mythic in a statement.
“Mark played a major part in the success of Mythic with his contribution as General Manager and Lead Designer of WAR.”
His the link for the full thing.
Wed, Apr 01, 2009 | 13:27 BST
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: who do you fight for – Order or Destruction?”
Should bump the game’s figures up a bit. We hope.
Full thing through the link.