Kickstarter is a place where individuals and even companies can finance their projects that couldn't happen otherwise whether it be music, food ideas, or video games. City State Entertainment seems to agree and has started a campaign to fund their MMO titled, Camelot Unchained.
Mark Jacobs, who you may know from his work in Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online, is part of City State Entertainment. They claim that Camelot Unchained will be heavily inspired by old school games and MMORPGs while introducing some new features of its own.
They also explain that they don't simply want to create another World of Warcraft clone, but forge a game that gives you a since of pride and accomplishment by overcoming genuine challenges. The game will also be RvR or Realm vs Realm. To further push the idea of Realm vs Realm, each server will be dedicated to one of the three realms in the game.
Other details included that the game is in development for the PC, it will be available in other languages other than English based on demand, and the game will be DRM free and distributed via Torrent.
With MMOs being such an expensive risk, you wouldn't expect to see many that are crowd funded, but Camelot Unchained seems to be off to a good start. With only two days into the Kickstarter, Camelot Unchained has already raised over $71,000 of its two million dollar goal.
You can find the full details of Camelot Unchained here on Kickstarter.