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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 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
  • It’s A Reality

    When we were introduced to Citadel Studios' Shards Online, it immediately made us think of Ultima Online's heyday, which should come as no surprise as Citadel Studios is comprised of designers from UO and DAOC. Following the recent quick success of their Kickstarter campaign (which still has about 20 days left to go), we caught up with Derek Brinkmann to talk about the game and what the team's been up to since the announcement in March.

    Reported on Nov 23, 2014
  • First Alpha Map Revealed

    The Shards Online team has a new video out that proudly shows off the game's first alpha map called "Celador". Check it out!

    Reported on Nov 24, 2014
  • KickStarter Goal Met

    With over three weeks still to go, the Shards Online team has announced that its KickStarter funding goal of $50,000 has been met. With the initial goal met, the team can add stretch goals and get some new features added into the ongoing alpha, most notably fishing.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2014
  • New KickStarter Initiative Begins

    The Shards Online team has sent word that the new KickStarter crowdsourcing initiative has started. Interested backers can find out more by visiting the Shards Online KickStarter page.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2014
  • KickStarter Project Teased

    The Shards Online Facebook page has been updated with a short, but interesting video that teases a forthcoming KickStarter project. We don't have a date yet but will keep you posted!

    Reported on Nov 08, 2014
  • The Development Road Map

    If you have been a regular around the site for the past few months you have probably seen the name Shards Online. Under development by Citadel Studios, Shards is being billed as a new generation in sandbox multiplayer gaming. In fact it made such an impression on the team around here that it was awarded the Best Indie MMO at PAX this year.

    Reported on Jul 10, 2014
  • Community Round Table Event Coming June 28th

    The Shards Online team will be hosting a community event via its channel. During the event, the team has plans to chat with fans as well as the revelation of the development road map.

    Reported on Jun 27, 2014
  • Citadel Undaunted by Failed Kickstarter Campaign

    Crowd-sourcing might be game development's New Hope, but developers like Citadel Studios are discovering how difficult it can be to pull off. In the face of its failed Kickstarter campaign, Citadel sent out a gracious message of thanks and further expressed their determination to get their game made.

    Reported on Jun 14, 2014
  • Weekend Event Opens Servers to All

    The Shards Online team will be on hand in the Live Stream channel to show off the game in an alpha preview event that is scheduled to begin in about an hour and run throughout the weekend. The game servers will be open to the first 400 or so players logging in with the action being shown as it happens via the live stream.

    Reported on Jun 05, 2014
  • Update #7: Battle of the Backers, Forums Open

    Citadel Studios attempted something unusual on Kickstarter recently by pitting backers pulled from the Twitch channel against one another in a fight for extra rewards. They've also announced the opening of their official Shards Online forums.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2014
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