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Citadel Studios | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Early Access  (est.rel Q2 2019)  | Pub:Citadel Studios
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:$39.99 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
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Adventures in Alpha

Adventures in Alpha - Legends of Aria News

If I'm honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy Shards Online. The retro-style MMO by Citadel Studios - a tribute to classics like Ultima Online - just didn't grab me. The Diablo-esque graphical perspective, slow skill grinds and nod to player-killing just didn't sound appealing in an era of sumptuous 3D and safe theme-park rides.

Posted Jan 18, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Check Out This Weekend's Take Over by Citadel Studios!

Check Out This Weekend's Take Over by Citadel Studios! - Legends of Aria News

This past weekend, Citadel Studios and Derek Brinkmann took over the MMORPG.com Twitch channel to live stream Shards Online as its alpha phase of development kicked off. It was a great time and was filled with a lot of information about Shards and a good look at the game.

Posted Jan 16, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Join Us for Today's Take Over to See the Alpha in Action

Join Us for Today's Take Over to See the Alpha in Action - Legends of Aria News

Derek Brinkmann will be on hand today to take over MMORPG.com's live stream channel to show off the newly launched Shards Online alpha. The event will kick off at 1:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Eastern in our own MMORPG.com stream channel. Be sure to join us at the appointed time to see what Shards Online is all about.

Posted Jan 14, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Alpha Feature Highlights by TheHiveLeader

Alpha Feature Highlights by TheHiveLeader - Legends of Aria News

Our friend TheHiveLeader put together a great video highlighting some of the best features we have currently available in this Alpha Release.

Posted Jan 13, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Alpha Begins with Double XP & a Free Trial

Alpha Begins with Double XP & a Free Trial - Legends of Aria News

Citadel Studios has announced that Shards Online has officially entered its alpha phase of development. According to Derek Brinkmann, this means that Shards has most of the major systems working as intended and launch content is nearly complete. Servers will remain up 24/7 from this point forward.

Posted Jan 12, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Year in Review Details Progress, Alpha to Launch Jan 13th!

Year in Review Details Progress, Alpha to Launch Jan 13th! - Legends of Aria News

The latest Shards Online newsletter has been released that takes a retrospective look back at 2016 and the progress made on the game since the release of Pre-Alpha 3 in December 2015.To show how much progress has been made, a brief overview image was also released to give a thumbnail sketch of how far Shards has come.

Posted Dec 24, 2016 by Suzie Ford

It's Like a Whole New Game

It's Like a Whole New Game - Legends of Aria News

Shards Online and Citadel Studios are ready to embark on the next big phase of the game's development by moving from pre-alpha to alpha and then to Steam Early Access not long after. This weekend, players who have had a key at any time in the past will see it reactivated to be able to jump into the game from Friday, September 23rd through early Monday, September 26th to see what's new -- and it is a lot. We had the chance to speak with Derek Brinkmann to learn the scoop behind the latest build.

Posted Sep 22, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Priming for Alpha with New Content & Alpha Preview Weekend

Priming for Alpha with New Content & Alpha Preview Weekend - Legends of Aria News

As Shards Online nears the commencement of the Alpha phase of development, the team is ready to update the pre-alpha with Release 5 that bring a number of new systems into the game that pave the way for the milestone alpha launch in the near future.

Posted Sep 19, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Latest Update Takes a Big Step Closer to Early Access

Latest Update Takes a Big Step Closer to Early Access - Legends of Aria News

With the latest update to Shards Online, Citadel Studios is another step closer to alpha and Steam Early Access, both of which are targeting the end of 2016. With the new player experience improvements, a more robust Unity 5 Engine and the addition of some high-end skills, it's an update to be reckoned with. After a chat with Derek Brinkmann, we know a bit more about what this massive update brings to the game than was revealed in today's blog post.

Posted Jul 14, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Huge Update Brings the Dark Arts, Player Shops & More

Huge Update Brings the Dark Arts, Player Shops & More - Legends of Aria News

Shards Online has been updated with a massive patch that brings new features and skills, a revamped new player experience, tameable creatures and a boatload of quality of life improvements into the game. Alpha supporters are encouraged to check back in with trial codes ready to be reactivated beginning Thursday, July 14th.

Posted Jul 13, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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