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Chronicles of Elyria - Epic Story MMORPG with Aging & Death

A project in Bellevue, WA by Soulbound Studios

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Dynamic & immersive MMORPG where your character ages & dies in a fully destructible world with non-repeatable quests.
Backers: 10752
Average Pledge Per Backer: $127

Funded: $1,361,435 of $900,000
Dates: May 3rd -> Jun 3rd (31 days)
Project By: Soulbound Studios
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Latest News

Top 5 New MMOs Coming in 2020

October 18th - via:
2020 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. (Read More)

Chronicles of Elyria Heads Into Week Three Of Its Kickstarter Anniversary Event

October 1st - via:
Soulbound Studios is celebrating its Kickstarter-versary of Chronicles of Elyria with a month long event, and the event is chugging a long with players pushing past each prior week's goals. (Read More)

Chronicles of Elyria Celebrates It's "Kickstarter-Versary" Promotions and Giveaways

September 17th - via:
Chronicles of Elyria is celebrating the anniversary of its kickstarter with promotions and giveaways, per a post on their official site. (Read More)

Forget No Man

December 7th - via:
Chronicles of Elyria is an MMORPG with some serious ambition thanks to its mechanics that have never been seen in games before. (Read More)

Chronicles Of Elyria Celebrate Anniversary With 10% Off Event

May 3rd - via:
Chronicles of Elyria is celebrating the anniversary of its Kickstarter, and they're doing it by giving players discounts and rewards. (Read More)

Chronicles of Elyria Secures $2 Million Post-Kickstarter

December 30th - via:
The developers of CoE posted a heartfelt blog discussing where the team started and how this upcoming year will be much bigger for what grew out of a relatively small project. (Read More)

DM21 Gaming's Deep Dive into SpatialOS & Chronicles of Elyria

June 3rd - via:
Hey Kickstarter! I was working on today's update when I was given a link to DM21 Gaming's YouTube channel. BicycleWalrus, the face of DM21 Gaming, did a deep dive into the partnership between Soulbound Studios and Improbable, and what the use of... (Read More)

New Video, Concept Art, and Lore...

June 2nd - via:
Hey Kickstarter! We know not everyone follows the comments so we wanted to share with you some new media we posted yesterday. First, yesterday evening we posted a new video we've been working on. The video is an early, pre-alpha look at the unique... (Read More)

Soulbound Studios Partners with Improbable

June 1st - via:
Hey Kickstarter! Earlier today we released a press announcement that talked about our partnership with technology startup, Improbable, developers of SpatialOS. This partnership has been in the works for a while now and answers the fundamental... (Read More)

May 31st Q&A Stream

May 31st - via:
Hey Kickstarter!   Soulbound Studios will once again be on DM21 Gaming's YouTube channel today, Tuesday, May 31st at 4pm PDT. BicycleWalrus will be asking the most up-voted questions on Reddit and I'll be answering them! Live!  To reduce risk of... (Read More)

Building a rope bridge...

May 29th - via:
Hey all! Before going into the AMA on Friday, Lindsey warned me that AMA's can sometimes be brutal. She also relayed to me some advice she'd received: "make sure the AMA starts out on the right foot by having answers available for what you believe... (Read More)

AMA Still Kicking + Steam Greenlight Approved

May 28th - via:
Hey Kickstarter -  We've had quite a busy day answering questions on the /r/iAmA thread. We're now at 582 comments and are still working our way through the questions. If you have one, be sure to head over and up vote some other questions while... (Read More)

More Things to Buy with Influence Points

May 26th - via:
Hey Kickstarter -  I'll keep it short tonight. As you know, we've been working on new IP store charts to help you understand all the great things you can do with your hard earned (or bought) Influence Points. If you're anything like me, you're... (Read More)

Reddit AMA + Thunderclap

May 25th - via:
Hey Kickstarter -  In the goal of continuing transparency and community involvement (or as my kids would say, following the Golden Rule), we'll be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Friday May 27th at 9am PDT/noon EDT.  (Note: The actual... (Read More)

Commercial buildings IP table available, plus additional details...

May 24th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! It's that time again - time for the daily update! In case you hadn't noticed, at the bottom of the campaign page is the recently added IP chart for commercial buildings. Given that, I figure that's as good a topic for today as... (Read More)

The CoE FAQ Edition

May 23rd - via:
Hey Kickstarter -  We continue to get several questions over & over again, so I wanted to address them in this update to clear up some areas of confusion. Hot topics include Kickstarter pledges (add-ons, pledge adjustments), game areas (magic,... (Read More)

Glowing Pinecones Achieved + Wards Stretch Goal Unlocked

May 22nd - via:
Hey Kickstarter -  Just wanted to take some time this weekend to thank everyone for the continued support as we've now surpassed Stretch Goal #1. This means those of you at the Patron ($50+) tier or above will start the game with the seeds of... (Read More)

The Dance of Dynasties has already begun...

May 20th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! Happy Friday! As I was sitting down to write the update today I was once again reminded of why I set out to create Chronicles of Elyria. The Elyria Herald, a fan run RP-heavy newspaper by in-character journalist Bradford J. Wilshire,... (Read More)

The $1 Million Dollar Update

May 18th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! At the time of this writing we've hit $1 Million in funding and are over 110% of our funding goal! That's fantastic! Thank you again for your continued support. Here at Soulbound Studios we're hard at work on several things at once.... (Read More)

Kingdom & Land Management Design Journal Released!

May 18th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! At long last! I know many of you have been waiting for the design journal on Kingdom and Land Management. Coming it at 9 pages and over 4,000 words, it's the largest design journal to date! Hopefully it answers most of your questions... (Read More)

On our way to stretch goal #1!

May 17th - via:
The Soulbound Studios team is still in awe from the success of the project thus far. We hit our Kickstarter goal over the weekend, so coming in to work today was a great time for the team to celebrate this huge milestone.  This, however, is the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Explained

May 15th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! After taking a full day to analyze the players' poll and compare the results against development costs, we've come up with what believe is the most logical, most rewarding set of stretch goals possible. Before we reveal them though,... (Read More)

Stretch Goals by the Numbers

May 14th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! A little over 24 hours ago we posted a poll to allow backers to express their preferences about which stretch goals they want now that we've reached our minimum funding goals.  The poll was filled with 24 different options that were... (Read More)

We did it! Chronicles of Elyria is 100% Funded!

May 14th - via:
You did it! With your help... all of you, we managed to reach our funding goal! We're super excited by what this means. It means our efforts up to this point were not in vain. It means our vision for Elyria is shared by over 7,000 other players and... (Read More)

UE4 MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria Got Funded, Now Moving onto Stretch Goals

May 14th - via:
Chronicles of Elyria, the indie fantasy MMORPG made with Unreal Engine 4, got funded via Kickstarter in just ten days and now moves onto stretch goals. (Read More)

Stretch Goal Poll - Vote Now!

May 13th - via:
We have listened to the community and created a poll to let backers provide feedback on our Kickstarter Stretch Goals!  Vote here:  (please don't share this outside of Kickstarter backers) At the... (Read More)

Post-Launch Features & Stretch Goals

May 13th - via:
Hey All! When we first made our Kickstarter Announcement at the beginning of March we let people know that the $900k asking price was not arbitrary. We came about that number by taking all the features we had planned for CoE and bringing them before... (Read More)

Chronicles of Elyria on Steam Greenlight

May 12th - via:
Hey All! This is one of two updates we'll be putting out today. For this first one, we wanted to announce that earlier today we added ourselves to Steam Greenlight! To give us a thumb's up head over to Chronicles of Elyria on Steam Greenlight. What... (Read More)

KickStarter Initiative Within $100k of Completion

May 12th - via:
In just a few short days, the Chronicles of Elyria KickStarter fundraising initiative is now short less than $100k of the $900k goal. (Read More)

Chimera or... Karate?

May 11th - via:
Hey All! I've got some exciting news! We've been looking at the $5,000 "Chimera" tier which gives people the opportunity to design a creature in the world and noticed the number of backers at that tier is relatively low. In fact, it's zero.  While... (Read More)

Week 1 Complete!

May 11th - via:
Hi Kickstarter, Today marks the end of week #1 of our Kickstarter campaign, and what an amazing week it's been! Today, before the clock struck noon we'd achieved 80% of our funding goal of $900k. 80% in one week! I can tell you that nobody here... (Read More)

Stretch goal plans and mount concept art

May 10th - via:
Hey All, The Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter continues to be a success. Today we passed 75% of our funding goal and will more than likely hit 80% by the time the devs wake in the morning. You know what that means! It's time to start talking stretch... (Read More)

May 9th Q&A Stream

May 9th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! Quick update. Pre-Kickstarter it was common for Soulbound Studios to be a guest on DM21 Gaming's YouTube channel for live Q&A's. We will once again be a guest on their channel today, May 9th at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 12am BST. If... (Read More)

Mothers of Elyria

May 9th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! Time for the daily update. To kick things off, Chronicles of Elyria remains the #2 most popular project on Kickstarter after 6 days and today passed the 70% funding mark! Achievement unlocked!  Furthermore, our backers are going... (Read More)

Is Chronicles of Elyria a good Kickstarter investment?

May 9th - via:
Each day gamers on Kickstarter can find projects that make promises which excite the imagination, and open up realms of possibility that hadn (Read More)

Distributing swords is no basis for a system of government...

May 8th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! Time for today's update! Before we get into new information, some stats! First, Chronicles of Elyria continues to be the most popular project on Kickstarter. The idea we'd continue to be the thing people are most interested in, over... (Read More)

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself - Lao Tzu

May 6th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! I'm going to try and get another daily update in before I call it a night, however first I wanted to share a decision we made internally.  With all of the questions about Exposition (the three month story-development phase), losing... (Read More)

The Adventure Continues...

May 6th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! It's time for the daily update. Before we get into the details let me again say "Thank you!" to our backers and community. Today we raced across the 50% funded mark within the first 48 hours and then we ended the day by moving past... (Read More)

CoE - Continuing to do things differently

May 5th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! What a whirlwind day we've had today and there's so many things to touch on. So let's get to it! CoE continues to defy other MMOs by being radically different. If you were to look back at most other MMOs that have been crowdfunded on... (Read More)

25% in less than 10 hours!

May 4th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! Before I begin this first update let me start by saying "thank you" to our community over on, as well as to those people who regularly attend our IRC channel to chat with the developers. When we launched our... (Read More)

Chronicles of Elyria's Kickstarter Launch is Something Special

May 4th - via:
Chronicles of Elyria, the #1 hyped RPG on, has launched its Kickstarter campaign, and it has already funded $200,000. (Read More)

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