Chronicles of Elyria takes to Kickstarter today. With a funding goal of $900K, and already deep into development with $500K of the studio's own money already invested, the Soulbound Studios folks are hoping that months and years of planning and conceptualizing will be enough to bring players and backers flocking to their incredibly ambitious MMO design...
There I was, sail at half-mast sipping on a bottle of "meditation" as I casually drifted through the CUniverse wondering if this column would ever find its soul. Just when I was about to take a dive into the dark waters of infinity (sleep) I was awakened by a succulent smell on a gentle breeze that was this juicy tidbit from CSE Ben in the latest Camelot Unchained newsletter.
One of the best things about video game conventions, and PAX conventions in particular, is the sheer number of indie games which get to be put in front of thousands of people right along with the big names. With so many indie games gathered together I always manage to find a few which are really interesting but had previously escaped my notice. This year Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is the one which really surprised me.
Even though I admitted the same thing months earlier, meeting EVE players in real life remains one of the most bizarre things I've ever done. There's this wonderful surrealism about sitting in a bar in Iceland with a person I've only just met, discussing a virtual war with the same intensity that we would later display talking about the American politics.