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.
According to CSE, the "core concept" for the new MMORPG focuses tightly on three key elements: Realm vs Realm, housing and a "true player-owned economy."
Here's a brief synopsis of a the project, straight from the team:
The central conflict encompasses a trio of diverse, competing realms - Arthurian, Tuatha Dé Danann and Viking - each seeking to assert its dominance over an open and persistent world reflecting the universally familiar but greatly re-imagined Camelot and European mythos. All aspects of this RvR-focused MMORPG are tied into and support the three realms' ongoing battle for superiority and control. The player housing and crafting systems will also be very significant components and both key closely into the RvR theme.
“We believe there's a small yet viable audience of fans who are very keen to play this type of MMORPG,” said Jacobs. “However, tightly focused niche games don't necessarily hold great appeal for traditional publishers who are looking toward the mass market. We see Kickstarter as the best way to reach out directly to the people who will actually play our game for help in funding its creation.
“Furthermore, we feel Kickstarter is great market research. When we meet our funding goal, the other investors and I will be even more confident about committing the additional money needed to complete development and to launch and operate the game. A successful campaign will provide solid evidence that a truly enthusiastic and committed target audience will be eagerly awaiting its release.”
Over the coming weeks, CSE release more information leading up to the launch of its Kickstarter campaign through the product page and developer blogs.
A teaser is below.