Indie MMO Highlight: Devs Share Their Plans For 2023

Every week, we scour the web for all issues indie MMO-related, so that you don’t must. This week, it seems to be like devs have wrapped up their 2022 In Overview blogs and have moved on to What To Anticipate in 2023 blogs. MMORPG additionally posted their 10 Finest Indie MMOs To Play In 2023 column this week, and a number of other of the titles we cowl right here made it onto the record. There’s loads of different stuff occurring as effectively, so let’s stop losing time and get began with this week’s Indie MMO Highlight.


I like shrooms as a lot as the following individual (on my pizza, what had been you pondering?), nevertheless it’s time for the weekly BitCraft Twitter Vignettes to get a bit of meatier.

The Cycle: Frontier

Mark your calendars. Season 3 of The Cycle: Frontier will start on March 29, 2023. The server wipe on the finish of Season 2 would be the final wipe gamers will expertise. Matt Lightfoot, Lead Producer for The Cycle, explains the what and why behind this resolution in a brand new dev video, with extra in-depth info coming quickly.


With this week’s patch, gamers ought to see efficiency enhancements on foliage interactions. The efficiency bump comes simply in time, as gamers can now gather bushes and pink and blue flowers. The video recording function has additionally been fastened, and constructing placement has obtained some enhancements as effectively.

Twin Universe

Ask Aphelia Season 2 kicks off with a Novaquark Q&A filled with participant questions. S2E2 will air subsequent week with a continued give attention to answering participant questions. As all the time, you may submit your individual questions by filling out the Ask Aphelia Submission Type.

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore

Founders Packs are actually accessible.  The Wanderer Pack is $25 and consists of 3 months of recreation time and distinctive in-game and Discord titles. The Pathfinder Pack and Lifetime Explorer Pack run $100 and $300. The Pathfinder Pack consists of 9 months of recreation time and a few housing furnishings, whereas the Lifetime Explorer Pack offers much more housing objects and a lifetime subscription for one account. There are some extra add-ons on the market as effectively, starting from $250 to $2000.

Fractured On-line

Jacopo Pietro, Co-Founder and CEO of Dynamight Studios, took to the Fractured On-line Discord to submit an replace on the crew’s platform points. He introduced that the crew has efficiently run an FO recreation continent on a server bought and managed straight by the crew. There may be nonetheless loads of work to be finished to get the server prepared for prime time, and Jacopo hinted that we might see a weblog submit to make clear every thing within the coming days. Possibly I used to be proper about Fractured On-line being one of many greatest indie MMOs to play in 2023!


In their very own kooky method, the Genfanad crew put collectively a What to anticipate in 2023 weblog submit. From including uncommon spawns throughout the map to encourage exploration to remodeling and increasing present methods to including an Adventurer’s Company Rank (I instructed you the crew has some…distinctive concepts), gamers can anticipate a lot of adjustments this yr.

Gloria Victis

Weekly Replace 347 brings adjustments to fight that can reward expert gamers over “inexperienced assault spammers.” There are additionally some adjustments to entice gamers to struggle in loot zones, and minor flags are being added to Nationwide Castles to reinforce the siege dynamics.

Mist Legacy

The Mist Legacy 2023 Roadmap was posted to its Steam web page. Extra quests, new lands to discover, and new dungeon mechanics are only a few issues on faucet for this yr.

Monsters & Recollections

Replace 27: Ending the Yr Robust was posted to the M&M weblog this week. The submit mentions the launch of their Buddies & Household playtest together with all the traditional improvement updates and idea artwork we anticipate from their month-to-month updates.

Affluent Universe

With the vacations over, the crew is “again within the saddle” with Growth Log #368.

Scars of Honor

The Scars of Honor crew welcomes us into the brand new yr with a new video posted this week.


The Tatsu crew is again with their first weekly dev weblog of the yr. 

Villagers & Heroes

Subject #30 of The Ardent Ledger was posted this week. It’s been some time because the Otters have printed a e-newsletter, so this version is packed full of latest options and updates the group can anticipate to see in 2023. The Ardent Ledger mentions adjustments to the mana system and the appointment of latest Royal Guardians, however probably the most thrilling information is the long-awaited addition of housing interiors!

Struggle of Dragnorox

The Struggle of Dragnorox January Dev Replace focuses on the MMO’s ultimate class record. Gamers will have the ability to select from Chloromancer, Manipulator, Bombardier, Ranger, Warrior, and Bonestitcher.

World of Titans

I’m all the time blissful to see a brand new indie MMO land on this column. This time round, although, it’s not fully new. World of Titans is developer Archage Studios’ try and convey the ill-fated Titan Attain again to life. The World of Titans Kickstarter isn’t off to an ideal begin, with solely 7 backers pledging $2613 of the $100,000 objective on the time of writing. You possibly can try a brief demo of what the brand new crew has put collectively to this point on the World of Titans Steam web page.


A new dev weblog updates the group on the work being finished to improve Xsyon’s graphics from DX9 to DX12.

Zenith: The Final Metropolis

Ramen VR is in search of passionate content material creators to hitch their partnered content material creator (PCC) program. Necessities and perks will be discovered on this submit.

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