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'Slowly Coming Back Alive' According to New Post

A new post on the Origins of Malu Steam page has been published that indicates that the team is 'slowly coming back to life'. In addition to this good news, the OoM roadmap has been revealed along with the big news that a mobile tie-in version of the game is being developed as a top-down, story-based action shooter. Independent teams are working on each version of Origins.

LockSixTime - Exploring Factions' Early Access

Origins of Malu is a sandbox MMORPG from Burning Dog Media. Players can explore the game's open, persistent world, progress in its classless skill system, engage in arcade-style combat and PvP, craft, build houses, and much more. Here's the game's current road-map: Phase 1 --- MOBAS - Early Access on Steam - February 2015 Domination Battleground to test abilities Pre-made toons for testing abilities A chance to see some of things to come in the MOO Phase 2 --- MMORPG - Release -

Battleground Release Early Access on March 20th

The Origins of Malu: Factions team has sent word that the early access release for the Battlegrounds segment of the game will be opening on March 20th. Once testing has been completed on abilities and skills as well as on network performance, the doors will slowly open for more and more users. Battlegrounds early access testing will begin at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern on Friday, March 20th.

Help Stress Test Servers on Saturday

Dying to check out Origins of Malu? Your chance is incoming as the team is ready to put servers online for a couple of hours on Saturday, February 7th. There are keys up for grabs and no NDA in place for the event. Developers are quick to point out that this is neither the MMO release build nor the final early access build that will roll out on Steam later this spring. According to the post on the Origins of Malu forum, early access should kick off very soon after this weekend's event.

Origins is Back on Track

Last week we got the chance to sit down with Origins of Malu’s Michael Dunham to discuss the current state of development and some of the new changes coming to the game for 2015. The game is set for Steam early access coming up in the next few weeks and Mike’s team has been working hard to get everything ready to go. Mike explained a few of the exciting new goals coming up with early launch as well as some of the pitfalls the team faced when developing an independent MMO.

Project Hail Mary Promises Big Changes Incoming

The Origins of Malu site has officially "gone dark" and the site has been replaced with a placeholder called "Project Hail Mary" that contains a countdown that, as of this writing, spans the next sixty three days.

The Final Push to Cross the Finish Line

Origins of Malu is a project that has been in the works for several years now and is close to getting out the door. To get there, a new KickStarter campaign has launched to hire the needed personnel to cross the finish line. We chatted with Michael Dunham, CEO of Burning Dog Media to find out more about the program.

New Video Showcases Game Play

The Origins of Malu team has released a brand new video that gives fans a short preview of some of the game play features. There is a current KickStarter in place that seeks to raise funds to hire more developers to see the game through completion. Check out the video before heading to the Origins of Malu Kickstarter page for more information.

Both F2P & Subscription to Be Added

The Origins of Malu site has been updated with the news that both subscriptions and free to play options will be offered to players. The subscription amount has yet to be determined but, in an interesting twist, any F2P player purchasing something from the item mall will also be given a limited amount of subscription time as a bonus.

KickStarter Begins to Bring New Team Members On Board

The Origins of Malu team is looking to expand in order to get the game into the hands of players as soon as possible. In order to do so, Burning Dog Media needs to hire developers and programmers. To do so, a new KickStarter program has launched to raise $60,000 Canadian Dollars.

End of Year Update Dev Blog

MMORPG.com has partnered with the Origins of Malu team to bring our readers a first-look at how the game will round out the year in its development cycle. Check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Animation Detailed in New Vlog

The Origins of Malu site has been updated with a brand new developer video diary that discusses the ins and outs of animation in the game. Given the critical nature of animation, it's a must-watch for fans. Check it out!

Beta Slated for May 4th

Folks hoping to check out Origins of Malu will want to head to the official site and download the client in preparation for the commencement of the beta on May 4, 2013. As of this point, the beta will be for PC users only though Apple and tablet support will be added at a later date.

Player House Building Shown Off in New Sample Trailer

The Origins of Malu team has sent out a new video that shows off an early build for the housing system that will be utilized in the game. The team sends the caveat that this is still alpha footage and that things, including the UI and other smaller features, will likely change over time. In the meantime, enjoy!

Origins Detailed - First Ever Gameplay Shown

MMORPG.com's Rob Lashley interviews Michael Dunham from Burning Dog about Origins of Malu. First ever LIVE gameplay video included.