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The Repopulation: A Sandbox MMORPG

A project in Normal, IL by The Repopulation
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A Sci-Fi based MMORPG which provides many of the same sandbox oriented features seen in Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online.
Backers: 2270
Average Pledge Per Backer: $78

Funded: $176,525 of $50,000
Dates: Dec 26th -> Jan 27th (32 days)
Project By: The Repopulation
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Latest News

PAX East 2014: The Repopulation's Josh Hall on the future of the game

April 12th - via: massively.joystiq.com
If you're looking for Kickstarter success stories, The Repopulation definitely qualifies. While the game hasn't yet been released, it's managed to run not one but two successful campaigns looking to fans for funding, and it's managed its development carefully to keep itself on track for release. The game feels like a well-managed professional affair. And it's been a bit more quiet, but that comes down largely to the focus on getting the game out of its current alpha state and into its first beta. (Read More)

The Repopulation piles on content, prepares for third and final alpha build

March 5th - via: thebitpulse.com
With its third and final alpha build arriving in a few weeks, the developers of The Repopulation looked back at what has been added to their sandbox MMO over the past month. (Read More)

Do any Kickstarter MMOs interest me?

February 20th - via: biobreak.wordpress.com
We’re definitely living in a golden age of Kickstarter/crowdfunding video games, and whether this will see bountiful harvests or deflated failures or lukewarm efforts is the purview of the future. (Read More)

The Repopulation closes its second Kickstarter with triple funding

January 27th - via: massively.joystiq.com
The development team at Above and Beyond Technologies went back to Kickstarter to ask for a little extra funding to develop The Repopulation. The project's goal was set at a very reasonable $50,000. Now the campaign is over, and it turns out that the company's philosophy of starting low and using stretch goals worked out quite well. Funding for this campaign closed out at around $176,000, more than triple what was initially requested. (Read More)

Beta Key Giveaways On Twitch

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Have a friend who you'd like to get into beta testing? During the currently running Q&A Session on TwitchTV we'll be giving away one Closed Beta 1 Key for every $1000 reached on Kickstarter. Drop on by. Have your questions answered, and have a... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal: Tournaments in Player Created Cities!

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The stretch goal Gladiator Tournaments stretch goal was reached in just ____. We’re excited about the possibility of player created tournaments, and can’t wait to see them in game. They are covered in detail in our last stretch goal update. The... (Read More)

Upcoming TwitchTV Interview and a Rogue & Scout Feature

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
The Kickstarter campaign is winding down with just 17 hours remaining. It should be an exciting day. To start it off we took a look at the Rogue and Scout Lines in a new feature at the official site. This feature examines the opportunities available... (Read More)

130k Reached, Next Stretch Goal: Gladiator Tournaments

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
With two days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign, we have reached the Unique Renaming of Items stretch goal. This will allow players to give unique names to crafted items, and is discussed in further detail in our previous stretch goal update. Our... (Read More)

New Video Released, 2 Days Remaining!

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The Kickstarter Campaign has reached it's final two days. It wraps up at 11PM CST on Sunday the 24th. We still have a few stretch goals within striking distance, and it should make for a wild ride.  As you might have gathered from the box above, we... (Read More)

The Repopulation’s J.C. Smith talks MMOs, alpha testing and Oculus Rift

January 24th - via: thebitpulse.com
The Repopulation’s second Kickstarter campaign is ending this weekend. Above and Beyond Technologies lead developer J.C. Smith and his team have been arduously working on the project for years, seeing many MMO trends rise and fall along the way. (Read More)

Hardcore Ruleset Documented

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We've spent a lot of time discussing how our standard rule set works, as this is experience that the majority of our players will have. Today we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the Hardcore rule set, and placed that into a feature on our... (Read More)

Traveling Vendors Reached, Renamed Items Next!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We’re happy to announce that our Kickstarter Campaign reached the Traveling Vendor stretch goal a few moments ago. This brings a much desired feature into the game, by allowing players to auction or sell items from throughout the world. You can... (Read More)

Weapon Abilities and Chapter 6

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We have a couple of news bits for you all today as the Kickstarter Campaign winds down on its final 6 days, with the Traveling Vendors stretch goal drawing near.   We posted a new feature to our web site today which takes a look at the list of... (Read More)

Chapter 5 and an Interview

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The Evening Star short story continues with the release of Chapter 5: First Steps. Chapters 6 and 7 will be released over the next two days to complete the tale.   In other news, J.C. Smith took a moment to sit down for an interview with Kickstarter... (Read More)

The Repopulation discusses design goals after its second Kickstarter

January 20th - via: massively.joystiq.com
Six days remain until the second Kickstarter for The Repopulation closes out, and it's already doubled its funding goal. That prompted an interview with Kickstarter Conversations regarding the game's design principles and its second successful funding run. The development team attributed the success to reasonable financial goals and to setting the bar low and expecting to exceed it rather than setting the bar high and struggling. (Read More)

The Repopulation, the Final Week

January 20th - via: kickstarter-conversations.com
Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! Today I’m pleased to be talking about The Repopulation: A Sandbox MMORPG and its return to Kickstarter. (Read More)

100k Reached! Next Stretch Goal: Traveling Vendors

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We reached a large milestone today while crossing into the six figure range in our ongoing Kickstarter Campaign. With that milestone we reached a stretch goal that will bring Cooperative Structure Placement into the game. Decorators and city builders... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goals and New Chapters

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We're proud to say that we've have reached the Calprates Mount stretch goal, and this new mount will be making it's way into alpha testing very soon. A screenshot of a Calprates in the wild is included along with this update for those who are curious... (Read More)

Chapter 2, and an AMA

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Chapter 2: White Storks of the Evening Star short story has been posted to our web site. After centuries of space travel, the Northern Star is just three months away from Rhyldan... ... the Mnemosyne Team has been greenlit to grow the first three... (Read More)

Lore and Interview

January 14th - via: kickstarter.com
As promised we have posted the first Chapter of the new Evening Star short story. This story is centered around the original landing on Rhyldan. Due to it's massive size we'll be releasing a chapter a day over the course of the next week. In other... (Read More)

Calprates and Interviews

January 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Joshua Halls sat down with MMORPG's Rob "Grakulen" Lashley for an hour long video Q&A session, along with some new footage of the game. It covers a variety of topics from travel, to Kickstarter, automation, and PvP. During the interview we also... (Read More)

The Repopulation Interview - Sandbox is back

January 14th - via: worldsfactory.net
Our exclusive interview with Above and Beyond Technologies about The Repopulation, the upcoming indie sci-fi sandbox MMORPG. (Read More)

1000 Backers and MMORPG.com Interview

January 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We're happy to announce that we crossed the 1000 backer mark just a few minutes ago. With over two weeks remaining, let's make the push towards 2000 and beyond. We again want to thank everyone that has backed us and helped spread the word. In other... (Read More)

Theme Music Poll

January 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We are running a poll for the next few days to select the Theme Music. Thanks to Matthew Shine for contributing the tracks. We hope to showcase more of Matt, Clyde Shorey, and Steven Coltart's work before the end of the campaign as they have... (Read More)

Make My MMO: Crowdfunding December 29, 2013 - January 11, 2014

January 11th - via: massively.joystiq.com
Was 2013 the year of Kickstarter? Whatever you think personally about the funding model, you can't argue with the fact that over $480 million was pledged through the crowdfunding platform in the last calendar year. That's definitely one hunk of change! But whether or not that figure translates into a tidal wave of awesome games has yet to be seen; the jury will remain out until even more funded games actually release and players get to experience what they backed. (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal: Points of Intrigue

January 10th - via: kickstarter.com
The second stretch goal is behind us, and ensures that Adversarial Camps will become a reality. You can expect an article on this feature after the implementation is complete. The next stretch goal is an extension to the engagement system which we... (Read More)

$70k Stretch Goal: Adversarial Camps

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re happy to announce that we’ve reached our first stretch goal. When we crossed $60k in pledges it ensured that the Rocharus Mount will make it into launch, and become our first tamed mount. Stadi Thompson spent the past few days getting this... (Read More)

The Repopulation surpasses 2nd KickStarter goal, moves on to stretch

January 6th - via: massively.joystiq.com
While some were skeptical about a second Kickstarter campaign for The Repopulation, fans showed their support by helping the upcoming sandbox reach its goal over the weekend. Now, with 20 days still to go the focus shifts to the stretch goals, which include various mounts (the Rocharus at $60K is seen above), PvP arenas, a moddable UI, traveling shops, and more. On top of the successful campaign, The Repopulation is also receiving overwhelmingly positive support on its Steam Greenlight campagn; it's currently in fifth place. (Read More)

$60k Stretch Goal: Rocharus Mount

January 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re happy to announce that our Kickstarter campaign has reached it’s initial goal with 21 days remaining on the campaign. We’d like to thank everyone who has backed or supported the title over past couple of years. You guys have been amazing,... (Read More)

Day 8 Update

January 4th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick update before we reach our initial goal. We are under $1000 away from the $50,000 goal and expect to hit it here very shortly. Thanks again to everyone that helped us reach the first goal. We are looking forward to exploring the different... (Read More)

Day 6 - End of Month and Twitch Update

January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone enjoyed the New Year and here is to looking to 2014. We are very close to crossing over the 40k line and will be approaching the initial goal of 50k very soon. The Stretch Goals will come in play once this happens. You can take a... (Read More)

Day 4 - Twitch Stream New Years Eve Night

December 30th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick update about both campaigns and then on to the twitch news for tomorrow night. Both campaigns are off to a good start. We will be focusing on a few updates for this week including the monthly progress report so expect some juicy updates this... (Read More)

End of Day 2

December 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Day 2 is now in the books, another good day, so thanks to everyone that pledged today. The results of the poll are in and we will be doing the shell video first. For those who might not be familiar with shells, let me tell you a little more about... (Read More)

Awesome first 24 hours

December 27th - via: kickstarter.com
For many Kickstarter campaigns the first 24 hours and the last are the single most important days and to get it started with nearly 20k moved toward the goal is great. I do not want to jinx ourselves, but pushing past the initial 50k goal looks very... (Read More)

The Repopulation returns to Kickstarter, launches Steam Greenlight campaign

December 27th - via: massively.joystiq.com
If you still regret missing the opportunity to support the sci-fi sandbox The Repopulation during its first crowdfunding campaign, you're getting a second chance! Above and Beyond Technologies would like to offer players even more features than are currently available and has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to reach those goals. Concurrently, the studio has also launched a Greenlight campaign on Steam to expand the game's exposure beyond its current community and offer an additional payment option. So now players have two ways to show their support for The Repopulation: vote yes to get the game Greenlit and/or pledge financial support through Kickstarter. (Read More)

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