Divergence Online seeking crowd funding

2006 sandbox MMO game now back on the radar; creator releases video detailing project history and goals.

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Divergence Online, a sandbox sci-fi massively multiplayer online game that has been on hiatus since its original announcement in 2006, is now back in development and is seeking crowd-sourced funds to keep its momentum.

According to an IndieGogo crowd-funding page, the goal the project needs to hit is $50,000. Players who contribute $10 are guaranteed beta access, while players who pay more can get other tiered rewards ranging from an exclusive character class to a personal in-game island.

The project has raised $860 at this point, with 57 days left before it closes. For more information, check out the game’s IndieGogo page.

Back in 2006, developer Stainglass Llama announced that it was creating a sci-fi sandbox MMO game called Divergence that allowed players to toggle between an action-style interface or a traditional auto-attack system. The game also featured a nonlinear world, open PVP, lootable corpses, and unique races and breeds.

Discussion

15 comments
Fraden
Fraden

Please help this project it needs to happen!

Mattisx
Mattisx

>$6k funds!  Future outlook, not quite as bleak.  Check out the game!

lexyz1992
lexyz1992

It's good to see developers still yearning for the good ol' days, i know that many things have improved over the years, and making video games its easier than ever, but the "soul" has been lost, i'm going to support this guy.

Brettsky128
Brettsky128

Well this sounds like everything I want in a game.  Contributed!

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

Maybe I'm a little nuts but doesn't $50,000 seem REALLY low for anything but the smallest of indie games? I mean that's one person's salary plus materials. And you can build an MMO on that?

Uncle_Rell
Uncle_Rell

I don't play MMOs but am going to donate to show support.

MasterOfSprites
MasterOfSprites

I have been reading about this game, I have always wanted an MMO like this.  I think I am going to pitch in some money.  I appreciate the way he sounded very sincere and not just another scripted overly-joyous voice.

findingaplace
findingaplace

@ExtremePhobia maybe the game is close to completion and they just need that last bit to get them over the finish line.

rhymebomb
rhymebomb

@doraemonllh1989 

 What is this supposed to mean? Don't like MMOs, do you? That's fine. I doubt you've ever actually played one and usually it's good to know one or two things about something you imply is stupid, but hey, you're entitled to your baseless opinions.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@Vu2010 @rhymebomb @doraemonllh1989 well under the definition of MMOs there's League if legends, world of Warcraft and Planetside2 to name a few rather different MMOs