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Indie MMO Spotlight: Looking Back At 2021

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Is there anyone who isn’t happy that 2021 is over? Even with all of its challenges, 2021 was still a busy time for our indie developers. So it’s not surprising that even with many developers taking a break for the holidays, several took the time to recap their efforts of the prior year and give us a look at what to expect in 2022. Even though there was less news than usual, let’s go ahead and kick of 2022 with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.


BitCraft finished off 2021 with a last-minute concept art sneak peek that’ll leave you hoping for more BitCraft goodness in 2022.


Chimeraland’s social media accounts are always busy, and with the official release fast approaching (January 6), this week was no exception. Chimeraland Twitter is tracking pre-registrations, which hit 400,000 on December 30, and they have posted multiple videos on YouTube, including the one below that shows off some of the vehicles and scenery you can expect to see in-game.

City of Titans

MWM Company President, Nathaniel ‘Doctor Tyche’ Downes took a look back at what was a busy year for City of Titans, from the addition of the Downtown and Old Bradford Districts all the way up to the recent combat update.

Embers Adrift

The Embers Adrift official game trailer just posted while I was writing this up. When you’re done watching it, you should also check out the rest of the videos they’ve added to their YouTube channel to get a more in-depth look at the upcoming MMO.

Fractured Online

In the last Developer Letter of 2021, Jacopo looks back at some of the largest happenings of Fractured Online last year, and gives a quick peek at what’s in store for 2022.

Mirage Online Classic

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the official Mirage Online Classic release, a new post on the MOC blog highlights the history of the browser MMO, from the original Mirage Online in 2001 all the way through what we can expect from MOC in 2022.

Past Fate

We’re starting the new year off right with the addition of another MMO to the Indie Spotlight  - Past Fate. Currently in Closed Alpha, patch 0.3.2 recently added a third faction and the first Battleground that serves as the, um, battleground for the faction-based war. 

Realm of the Mad God

Other than a blog post highlighting the additions and improvements to RotMG in 2021, you’ll be glad to know that you have until January 5 to collect the free New Years Pack.

Wurm Online

Are you active in the Wurm Online community? If you’re ready to get even more involved, applications to be a Discord Moderator are now being accepted.

Zenith: The Last City

RamenVR will be holding its second Beta Test for Zenith this month. Running from the 13th through the 17th, anyone with a key from the first test in December will be happy to know their key will still work for the upcoming test as well.


Mitch Gassner

Part-time game reviewer, full-time gaming geek. Introduced to Pac-Man and Asteroids at a Shakey's Pizza in the '70s and hooked on games ever since.