A new upcoming indie group named Citadel Studios has just annouced their kickstarter campaign for their upcoming customizable sandbox MMORPG called Shards Online. Shards Online is heavily inspired by the great herald of online worlds, Ultima Online, and other popular sandbox games. Citadel is breaking away from the modern MMO conventions of levels, classes and quest grinds. With Shards Online, we are returning to living virtual worlds where stories emerge naturally as players explore the worlds laid out before them.
With a base goal of $320,000, this project aims to provide skill based character development, dynamic and emergent content, multi-verses spanning many genres, unlimited custom rulesets and a living virtual world.