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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Development  (est.rel 2015)  | Pub:Citadel Studios
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Shards Online News

Latest Headlines for Shards Online

  • Pre-Alpha to Launch on December 3rd

    Citadel Studios has announced that the pre-alpha for Shards Online will kick off on December 3rd for $75 backers, December 10th for anyone backing the game at $40+. Servers will be up 24/7 for the duration of the pre-alpha event with no wipes.

    Reported on Nov 23, 2015
  • Getting into the Holiday Spirit

    Shards Online might "only" be in pre-alpha, but that's not enough to stop devs from bringing the Halloween spirit into the game this weekend. A special Halloween server has been set up for players to explore at a trio of times once each day from Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2015
  • Mark the Date - October 29th for a Special Halloween Event

    The Shards Online team is being cryptic about exactly what will be in store for players but all have been asked to check into the game on Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern for a special Halloween event. Mark the date!

    Reported on Oct 23, 2015
  • Player Housing Unique in the MMO Space

    Player housing in Shards Online is unique for many reasons. The biggest reason is because your house and the decorations/furniture/trophies you put inside it are more real than in other MMOs. Everything you find or create as you explore the worlds of Shards Online can be used to decorate your home, inside and out, to make it stand out. You will hire NPCs to work on your land as guards, merchants, or even an apprentices to your craft.

    Reported on Sep 14, 2015
  • Housing Revealed and September Update Published

    The Shards Online newsletter for September has been sent out with a great new video that gives fans a pre-alpha look at housing that will be included in the game. Additionally, Project Lead Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann talks about some of what the team has been up to in the past month.

    Reported on Sep 04, 2015
  • Special Backer Housing Playtest Scheduled for August 19th

    Shards Online backers should be aware that the scheduled August 15th playtest has been moved to Wednesday, August 19th and will include a new build including housing. The team is looking for feedback on the first pass of the housing system.

    Reported on Aug 13, 2015
  • It's a Revolution in MMOs - The Freedom to Create

    Shards Online is a game that in its understated way is going to change the way MMOs are developed by bringing the community to bear in a way that has never been done before. Citadel Studios is committed to creating something different and unique that places the powers of creation into the hands of the people who love MMOs so they can provide experiences to players who are oftentimes disappointed by the genre these days.

    Reported on Aug 03, 2015
  • Pre-Alpha 2 Deemed a Success

    The Shards Online newsletter has been published that gives a big shout out to participants in Pre-alpha 2, most especially to community run server admins. The event has led to the creation of a pair of round tables with developers to help provide support and to demonstrate how to run and mod a live server.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2015
  • Pre-Alpha 2 Launches

    Citadel Studios Project Lead Derek Brinkmann has announced that the pre-alpha 2 client for Shards Online has launched. Folks are asked to check their email for an invitation to download the server and the toolkit. During the pre-alpha 2 phase, alpha backers who contributed at the $200 mark will be able to mod and host their own servers. This is a milestone event with servers being hosted by non-Citadel personnel.

    Reported on Jul 14, 2015
  • Backer Community Playtest Opens Thursday

    Backers of Shards Online will have a chance to dive into the latest build when servers come up at 6:00 pm Eastern / 3:00 pm Pacific on Thursday, July 9th. Servers will remain open "until the end of the day Friday", though an exact time has not been revealed.

    Reported on Jul 08, 2015
  • Pre-Alpha Graveyard Hunt Scheduled

    The Shards Online team will be running a special pre-alpha event on Saturday, June 6th. Called the "Graveyard Hunt", and as can be surmised from the title, the event will take place in a cemetary. Check out the teaser trailer below to see where all the action will take place.

    Reported on Jun 05, 2015
  • May Update Brings Great News about Dungeons, Alpha, and More

    Project Lead Derek Brinkmann has sent out May's backer update, this time focusing on the new Celador map, the Catacombs dungeon, and even player run servers. It looks like things are moving along pretty darn well for the indie MMO, so take a look at Derek's update below.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2015
  • Celador Shard to Debut on May 9th

    The latest Shards Online newsletter has arrived with some very welcome news for fans: The Celador Shard will be ready for players on May 9th! The team has put in extra hours to get Celador ready for players and that hard work has paid off.

    Reported on Apr 22, 2015
  • Devs Ask Testers to Break Our Shard!

    The latest Shards Online newsletter has been published. In it, the team asks all current testers to check the dashboard to find out more about the "break our shard" event. The dev team is looking to cram as many players as possible onto a single shard to stress test the system.

    Reported on Mar 25, 2015
  • Spring Event Calendar Published

    The Shards Online page has been updated with a new calendar that lays out a couple months of events for players and fans to check out. Among the events are developer round-table discussions and several play tests.

    Reported on Mar 11, 2015
  • Random Events and the Shape of Many Worlds

    Since their successful Kickstarter last year, Citadel Studios' Shards Online has largely gone dark in terms of PR and outreach. Contrary to other KS games with multi-million dollar budgets, they've been focused more on making the game that adding pledges, because their staff and budget dictate as much. I caught up with Citadel's Derek Brinkman to chat about the state of Shards and their plans for Alpha and Beta this year.

    Reported on Feb 22, 2015
  • Community Round Tables to Resume

    The Shards Online team has been busy working away to get the game up to snuff and ready for alpha testing. Part of the process involves keeping the community involved. The team has announced that the round table discussions will resume on February 7th.

    Reported on Jan 27, 2015
  • Last Minute Goodies as Funding Campaign Wraps Up

    The Shards Online team has some important information to share with fans and backers as the funding campaign draws to a close. Interested parties can view a live stream hosted by the Shards team, and much more.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2014
  • Housing Shown in New Video

    With three days left in the Shards Online KickStarter campaign, the team has put together a short video to show off housing. Check it out and let us know what you think.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2014
  • Crafting Explored in New Video Diary

    The Shards Online team has taken to the airwaves and released a new video developer diary. This time, Lead Systems Designer Logrus gives fans a first look at the crafting system and how it will work in the game. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 01, 2014
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