The Phoenix Project - City of Titans

A project in Lynnwood, WA by Missing Worlds Media

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We present City of Titans, a spiritual successor for the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes, being developed by Missing Worlds Media.
Backers: 5003
Average Pledge Per Backer: $136

Funded: $678,189 of $320,000
Dates: Oct 2nd -> Nov 4th (34 days)
Project By: Missing Worlds Media
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Latest News

Building A City Of Titans From the Ground Up

February 23rd - via:
Missing World Media has found a way to automate some creation of City of Titans, demonstrated in a recent Kickstarter update. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: $23 million raised in six months

December 11th - via:
The past six months have proven fruitful for crowdfunded games. In total, 186 different Indiegogo and Kickstarter video game projects earned $23,914,666 from the months of June through November. Those numbers are courtesy of 500,467 backers in the six-month period, who raised $13,173,182 beyond the combined goals of the projects to reach stretch goals that will bring games to additional platforms and grant players more content. (Read More)

How devs manage the energy of their crowdfunding communities

November 29th - via:
The video game industry owes a debt to Kickstarter. Without the crowdfunding platform, many independently created games may have never made it into development. But every success story has its own bumps in the road — although when it comes to the backer community, the tools with which to make it over these bumps aren't always available. (Read More)

City of Titans closes Kickstarter with double its goal

November 7th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign for the City of Titans MMO has concluded with developer Missing Worlds Media receiving pledges for $678,189, more than double its initial target of $320,000. (Read More)

City of Titans Finishes its Kickstarter With Over $675,000 Raised

November 5th - via:
City of Titans, the spiritual successor to City of Heroes being developed by Missing Worlds Media, has successfully completed its Kickstarter funding campaign. (Read More)

Thank You

November 4th - via:
There are no words to express, to convey, the feelings all of us here at Missing Worlds Media are going through right now. But there is one thing we can tell each and every one of you.  (Read More)

Missions Without Contacts

November 3rd - via:
Hello! K9T here again with some glimpses at our noncombat Powers, Secret Identities and our Leads system. As always, this is just a preview of current intent and concept. Many of these systems may not make it to the game (especially on Launch day),... (Read More)

Nothing succeeds like success.

November 3rd - via:
And that's what I put my bet on. I had faith in you. In all of you. In the people standing behind this project, and the people out there waiting. I knew that we'd make it to this final day. And I knew that we'd double what we asked for. Two hundred... (Read More)

A Quick Jaunt To The Store

November 3rd - via:
After a long day of heroism or villainy, you want to come home, relax, and lay back. Unfortunately, you completely forgot to stock up on food, and your space station cryogenic sustenance storage system is completely bare. What are you to do?Why, you... (Read More)

Oswald Lawrence’s Speech, December 1908

November 3rd - via:
In December 1908, a few weeks after a devastating fire ravaged the small cities north and south of Steward’s Bay, an assortment of civic leaders, prominent property holders, and ordinary citizens gathered to discuss rebuilding. The lifesaving... (Read More)

Fire of 1908 Emergency Response Case Study - Page 1

November 3rd - via:
On November 8, 1908, several tragic fires broke out across the Steward’s Bay area. The fires devastated a number of the townships across the area, on both sides of Steward’s Bay. The cities of Bradford and Clarkstown had major sections all but... (Read More)

How The Plaza Comes To Life

November 2nd - via:
Bringing a notable area of the game to life takes time, and a lot of thought. But, in this case pictures are, indeed, worth 1000 words. First, the job. We began with a need for a Plaza. We had made one right away:  But over time, we wondered, could... (Read More)

How To Design A Memorable Enemy Group

November 2nd - via:
LAUNCH DAY FACTIONS: The Black Rose *Please keep in mind that everything seen here is subject to change before the game launches* One of the key ingredients in creating good stories is creating good characters to have roles in them! While working on... (Read More)

Ideology of the Arcane Sentinel - Book 1, Chapter 3

November 2nd - via:
"The Three Virtues"    The system of ideology that is the Order of the Arcane Sentinel is based on a trinity of virtues. Three were our founding saints, and each left us with an individual piece of wisdom. Three conflicting ideas; three concepts... (Read More)

Ephesus Lecture Series - History Of Titan City Overview

November 1st - via:
Hello. I’m Professor Assan. I’ve held tenure here at Ephesus University for over two decades, and it is my honor to be teaching our fine city’s next generation of intellectual leaders. But to lead us into the future, you need to know the past.... (Read More)

How To Gain Your Dragon

November 1st - via:
For reaching 15,000 posts, David "Terwyn" MacKay has a special gift for you all. While the idea of shoulder animals have existed in various MMORPG's, none of them were as awesome as Terwyn's Shoulder Dragon. He has decided to share it with all of... (Read More)

Happy Halloween!

October 31st - via:
I hope that all of you are going to have an amazing night, whether or not you are celebrating. We are having a great day ourselves, getting ready for various festivities. I recently moved into a complex that has tons of kids, so I expect to have a... (Read More)

Everyone Can Use A Hand, Er, A Hoof

October 31st - via:
Baaa! Our Swiss Army Sheep, er, DeathSheepFromHell has been impressed by our first $10k pledge. So impressed that he's decided on sharing his handy-dandy utility backpack with the rest of you!  Don't leave home without your own Muttonpack!  (Read More)

A Guide to Titan City (2013 Edition), page 56:

October 30th - via:
Phoenix Plaza/City Hall Address: 1 Phoenix Plaza. Hours: Public Offices open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays;             Lobby 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Phoenix Plaza itself, as a public thoroughfare, is open 24 hours. Cost: Free!   No visit to Titan... (Read More)

You Have The Power! (Mini-Update)

October 30th - via:
While the animations for powers have been pretty well explained, the back end of the process may still confuse some people. This is a mini-update to help cast some light on this dark and murky part of code design. From the coding end, powers are... (Read More)

Interview with Shannon Wharton

October 29th - via:
Excerpt from a video interview with Shannon Wharton, CEO of Wharton Steel, for the Titan City Herald web site: Herald: "What our readers would really like to know is what lead you to make such...unusual security arrangements." Wharton: "Take a look... (Read More)

Adding To The Add-Ons

October 28th - via:
This update focuses on how to add these fun extras to your pledge and covers the physical ones in a little more detail. Further information about the digital addons will be provided will be covered in a later update. Remember! Some of these items are... (Read More)

Surprise Birthday Party Awards... For You

October 28th - via:
Happy birthday dear President, happy birthday to you... and you! And you!Our company president, FireFairy (aka Quinn), is celebrating her birthday today, and she wants to give a gift to all of you... her fairy wings. The gift is a special thanks to... (Read More)

The Funding Crowd 22 (Oct 14th-28th)

October 28th - via:
Welcome to The Funding Crowd! In fact, The Funding Crowd #22 to be exact. As always, we'll do our best to entertain while recapping what's happened since the 14th October and today, taking you on a tour of some marvellous Hidden Gems before ending on a high with our five Biggies. Yes, it's quality over quantity in this issue of The Funding Crowd. Enjoy! (Read More)

Choose Your Own Adventure

October 27th - via:
Hi. Tim “K9T” Ross here, with some ideas on things that are currently planned for City of Titans. As always, we are months at least away from even an Alpha game state and everything here is subject to change. Many of the systems I mention here... (Read More)

Rising from the dead, into star-status on Kickstarter: City of Titans

October 27th - via:
Currently being a rising star on Kickstarter, from another perspective, City of Titans is a replica game from a company with no track record. The newly founded team will beg to differ. The game may have risen from the death of another, ‘It is a new home for the heroic spirit, but not a clone or replica.’ And it looks great – have a look at the video below. (Read More)

“Meet EdenTech!” Promotional Interviews

October 26th - via:
To: Elizabeth R. L. Harris, Chief Operating Officer From: Ellen Allenby, Public Relations RE: “Meet EdenTech!” Promotional Interviews Liz, here is the latest draft of the “Meet EdenTech!” sound bites we discussed last week. This is turning... (Read More)

Update Survey - Tell Us What You Want

October 25th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

More, much more than meets the eye.

October 25th - via:
3,500 backers! Way to go! Okay. Let's do something really special here. Not an unlocked costume piece this time. We're going to take a little something that slipped into last night's update, and go into a little more detail. There's a lot of things... (Read More)

Interview: City of Titans developer address concerns over controversial Kickstarter

October 25th - via:
A few weeks ago, Missing Worlds Media started a Kickstarter campaign its MMO called City of Titans. City of Titans is a spiritual successor to City of Heroes, the superhero-themed MMO that shut down late last year. The idea of resurrecting City of Heroes in a different form is noble, but there have been concerns over whether Missing Worlds Media has the structure and finances to pull it off. (Read More)

Costumes And Concepts

October 24th - via:
In City of Titans, how you look may not be important to how powerful you are, but fighting crime, or breaking the law, you want to be seen doing it in style. Our artists have been working on concepts and we want to give you a sample of what we are... (Read More)

PvP: The Art Of Punching Your Friends In The Face For Fun And Profit

October 24th - via:
Remember, any and all concepts in this document may or may not make it to the final game. Some that do won’t be there for an issue or three. This is a mid-day update targeting a smaller group of players, and a normal update is still planned for... (Read More)

Launch Day - Districts (Part Two)

October 23rd - via:
Once again, allow me to take you forward in time and up in the air, to give you a taste of what it is going to feel like to step out of the (probably skippable) tutorial instance and onto the streets of Titan City for the first time. Of course, we... (Read More)

Exclusive: Interview with City of Titans Project Lead Chris Hare and Lead of Composition William Strickland

October 23rd - via:
Sunday, I got the chance to speak with Chris Hare, City of Titans Project Lead, and William Strickland, City of Titans Lead of Composition about the expectations they see built into this stunning title. (Read More)

Base Relief

October 22nd - via:
We intend for your super groups to have bases!  Now aren’t you relieved? Here is how we intend to do it. Hopefully on launch day, you will be able to acquire and personalize a base for your Super Team (as opposed to personal housing; that is a... (Read More)

Missions Without Minions

October 21st - via:
People come to me, and they say, “Listen, we know how this game’s going to play. You go in a mission, you walk down a hallway, and you punch things like mad. WITH EXPLOSIONS.” And I say, “That sounds pretty darn boss!” And they say,... (Read More)

I don't see any ninja...

October 21st - via:
We've got a stealthy little PR ninja around, and she's been so impressed by us hitting $450k and unlocking a Mac version of the game, that she's decided to make sure everyone in the game gets her sword!  Which she's used to remind me that one... (Read More)

A Tour Of Clarkstown

October 20th - via:
All information contained below is conceptual. The ideas expressed below may or may not make it in the game at launch, and may or may not change to accommodate additional information. Clarkstown is one of the districts on the southern side of... (Read More)

Location, Location, Location: More About Instances

October 19th - via:
The last time we discussed instances (in Update #3), we told you some of our ideas for the kinds of content you might see inside, the many ways you might end up in an instance in the first place, and the role instances are meant to play in your... (Read More)

TCPD Alert: The Aether Pirates

October 18th - via:
Hi, all. Jack “Olantern” Snyder here again, this time bringing you a dispatch from the world of Titan City. As always, this merely reflects our current design goals and is subject to change ... Titan City Police Department “To protect and serve... (Read More)

Getting The Feel Of A District - Northeastern Research District

October 17th - via:
Hey everyone! Austin “Cube” Lang here, to tell you a bit more about what our aspirations are for City of Titans!  Titan City is an eclectic place. As Jack Snyder mentioned back in Update #11, we’re trying to make our city feel as dynamic and... (Read More)

Gabby Cabbie

October 16th - via:
There are as many stories in Titan City as there are citizens, but they all mean something to someone. Cab drivers see more of them most. And they're always willing to share. Even if you don't want to listen. Let's take a ride with this one. The... (Read More)

How many roads must a man walk down? Forty-Two.

October 15th - via:
Let’s talk about endgame. It’ll be brief. It sounds like a odd thing to talk about, since we haven’t even discussed the game yet, but it’ll wrap around to the beginning in a second. There will be raids. There will be a traditional endgame,... (Read More)

Beyond Good and Evil.

October 14th - via:
DISCLAIMER: The ideas in the following article are subject to change. Beyond Good and Evil. How does one become a villain? Is it a line you cross? A singular defining moment that strips you of human decency, and plunges you into the darkness? Is it a... (Read More)

Three Thousand.

October 14th - via:
Three Thousand Backers. Seriously. Three thousand of you believe in us. That's an awesome thing. It's a magic thing. So magic, we're giving you a magic wand. Petalstorm (our art lead)'s brush. It's suitable to act as a sword, a wand, or anything... (Read More)

City of Titans Interview - Kickstarter stretch goals and beyond

October 14th - via:
With the Kickstarter goal reached, funding continues on City of Titans. We catch up with the team to discuss their plans for the game and the campaign. (Read More)

GamingOnLinux - The Funding Crowd 21 (Oct 4th-13th)

October 14th - via:
Welcome back to The Funding Crowd, issue #2 ACS (After the Crowd Sourcing). You may notice that the amount of content has been somehow reduced, but we're always for quality before quantity. Moreover, in this new epoch of the column we'll try to go back to one of its original goals: focusing on the true Hidden Gems, those worthy projects lacking the necessary attention and coverage for becoming big hits. (Read More)

Lets Talk Music

October 13th - via:
It is what I do and what I love doing and right now I am doing it for City of Titans. So what exactly are things going to sound like? Well that is both the issue and where the possibilities lie. Lets say we were doing music for a fantasy MMO with... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Explained

October 12th - via:
Hello Backers! This update is both overdue and ahead of schedule. When we set out we had a plan for when we’d get to this and frankly, in our most fevered dreams we did not expect to pass the funding goal before this particular update went out, now... (Read More)

Serving Up Servers

October 11th - via:
One of the challenges of developing a massively multiplayer online game is infrastructure, something that lets us even have all you wonderful people super-ing it up in the digital world we're creating for you. We want to have as many of you over as... (Read More)

Flash and Substance

October 10th - via:
Part one: Flash One of the best features of a superpowered MMO is the ability to customize your powers, both what they are, and how they look. Unfortunately, a lot of superpowered MMOs only have limited forms of this feature. You might be able to... (Read More)

Building a Skyscraper City: What’s Special about Titan City’s Downtown

October 9th - via:
Hello, everyone. I’m here to let you in on some design secrets—without revealing any spoilers, of course!—behind the lore of City of Titans. Today, I’m going to tell you about developing one of Titan City’s districts: its Downtown. As... (Read More)

Conceptualizing The World One Piece At A Time

October 8th - via:
Titan City is home to entire factions of heroism and villainy, but it's also home to hundreds of unique crimefighters and crooks. Let's meet a few ..." CONCEPT: The Victor: Despite the pompous name, he is actually a very capable villain used to... (Read More)

City of Titans Kickstarter Fully Funded

October 8th - via:
City of Titans, the spiritual successor to superhero MMO City of Heroes, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. (Read More)

City of Titans funded, clock starts ticking for urban criminals

October 8th - via:
City of Titans, the fan-made successor to Paragon Studios' superhero MMO, City of Heroes, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its required $320,000 since its debut on October 2. (Read More)

Thank You!

October 7th - via:
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Well, You Did It. You Blew It All To Oz.

October 7th - via:
The barrier’s broken. The walls are down. The walls are down, by the way, as they don’t exist in the new world we’re creating. Monday. Over twenty days left. It’s times like this I think back to my greatest role model, growing up, the person... (Read More)

City of Titans reaches its Kickstarter goal after five days

October 7th - via:
After launching its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on October 2nd, City of Titans has met and exceeded its $320,000 funding goal. The self-proclaimed spiritual successor to City of Heroes still has 27 days left in its campaign as over 2,200 backers chipped in to see the project become a reality. (Read More)

City of Titans reaches Kickstarter goal

October 7th - via:
The money is all in, development can now be planned for the superhero MMO City of Titans. (Read More)

A Glorious Noise

October 6th - via:
In a game, sound can (and should) be subtle and not overtly noticeable, such as he chirp of a bird, the leaves rustling on the ground underneath it's perch as the breeze gently brushes them or the traffic a block away from the middle of the park... (Read More)

City of Titans Kickstarter off to a superhero start - 75% of the goal already reached

October 6th - via:
Superhero fans pile in the cash to get City of Titans made. (Read More)

City of Heroes successor hits $250,000 in four days on Kickstarter

October 6th - via:
Dust off those capes! City of Titans, a hopeful successor to the popular super-powered MMORPG, City of Heroes, may be coming to fruition! Missing Worlds Media, a company striving to deliver strong, family-friendly online games, has raised $250,000 within the first four days of its Kickstarter project. This marks 75% of its $320,000 goal, with 28 days left to go. (Read More)


October 4th - via:
Of course, we are years from launch. Everything I am about to say is projected, intended, and subject to change. Regardless, allow me to take you forward in time and up in the air, to get a taste of what it is going to feel like to step out of the... (Read More)

Bound to happen sooner or later - We messed up

October 4th - via:
With the rush on Big Dog, we decided on adding a $7,500 perk, "Key to the City" which would add a level of fame. However, an error happened when we posted it. A stuck key made it originally $75,000 when we tried to submit, and when the person... (Read More)

Mini Update on perks

October 4th - via:
We ran out of the Big Dog a lot sooner than we expected to, so we put our heads together and agreed to make a few more available.Thank you all for your support. You are all awesome!  (Read More)

I love instanced content.

October 4th - via:
I love instanced content. Don’t get me wrong; There’s a lot of fun to be had in the open world. It wouldn’t be an MMO if you spent all your time cooped up in instances, after all - but there’s just something cool about having your own private... (Read More)

City of Heroes spiritual successor hits Kickstarter

October 4th - via:
A fan-made spiritual successor to the defunct super hero MMO City of Heroes has launched a Kickstarter project. (Read More)

The Phoenix Project Becomes City of Titans, Kickstarter Campaign Launched

October 3rd - via:
Previously known as The Phoenix Project and the spiritual succesor of City of Heroes (Read More)

The First 24 Hours Took Us By Surprise

October 2nd - via:
Wow! None of us hoped for this kind of instant response. I’m touched. I’m startled. I’m a little terrified, too. So, what’s next? We’ve been working on that teaser video pretty hard. But we’ve been working on all the individual parts in... (Read More)

Update #1 - Meet Quinn

October 2nd - via:
I do not think anyone expected us to pass 8% within two hours of going live. By making this remarkable step forward, we feel it is time to get more personal. We are not just developers, coders, artists, we are people first and foremost, with all that... (Read More)

City of Heroes spiritual successor hits Kickstarter as ‘City of Titans’

October 2nd - via:
The City of Heroes-loving fans who refused to say die to the shuttered superhero MMO have finally launched their Kickstarter, revealing a new name for their efforts: City of Titans. City of Titans is currently asking for just $320,000 on Kickstarter, with $44,000 already pledged in just the first few hours. (Read More)

City of Titans Kickstarter launches

October 2nd - via:
Funding has begun for the superhero MMO City of Titans and it's off to a flying start. (Read More)

The Phoenix Project dubs itself City of Titans and launches on Kickstarter

October 2nd - via:
So how have you been doing since the closure of City of Heroes? If you haven't been doing so good, City of Titans is certainly meant to be your sort of game. If you've been fine... well, maybe you'll still want to check it out. One of the fan-made spiritual successors to City of Heroes, this game was previously known as The Phoenix Project but now has both a finished title and a Kickstarter project available. (Read More)

City of Heroes Kickstarter Successor Raises $100,000 in 24 Hours

October 2nd - via:
The game that rose from the ashes of City of Heroes, City of Titans, arrived on Kickstarter yesterday and encouragingly the community-made MMORPG has already attracted nearly $100,000 worth of investment from would-be fans. (Read More)

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