Posts Tagged ‘Missing Worlds Media’

Possibly Maybe: Resurrecting City Of Heroes

By Alice O'Connor on September 3rd, 2014.

That look, however, is still SO out.

Superheroes are killed off, resurrected, revamped, and rebooted all the time, but doing that to a superhero video game can take a lot more legal wrangling. When NCsoft shut down super-powered MMORPG City of Heroes and its developer, Paragon Studios, people tried to save it. Fans rallied and Paragon tried to buy itself out of NCsoft. The servers closed in November 2012. Then, last year, a studio founded by fans raised $678,189 on Kickstarter to make “spiritual successor” City of Titans. Like Growly Gus [or Wolverine, as Marvel call him in the US -ed.], they keep getting back up.

Now a group of fans say they might possibly get to resurrect City of Heroes too. Maybe. They’re in talks with NCsoft to license the name and start running CoH servers again.

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City Of Titans Gathers Titanic Cash Wad

By Jim Rossignol on October 9th, 2013.


There’s only one MMO I’ve had more fun with that City Of Heroes, and that particular glorious space bastard ate five years of my life. Heroes, meanwhile, ate a summer and most of the sleep I should have had in that season. I played and played, and didn’t do any work. It was fantastic. It was with some glee, then, that I saw the City of Titans Kickstarter had hit its mark, and moved on to the stretch goals (weirdest things about Kickstarter, if you ask me). This means that the game will (or at least should) see the light of day, and that there will be an android version of the character builder. That might sound like an odd thing to promise, but the hero builder was by far the most entertaining aspect of the original game, and I am fairly sure everyone who played it had an army of characters they made but never had time to play. Yes, it was that good.
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City Of Heroes Wannabe City Of Titans Kickstarts

By Craig Pearson on October 3rd, 2013.

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It’s only been a year since the sun set on Paragon City and City of Heroes was sealed off. If you look at that homepage and weep and wail and pound on your desk, snottily disclaiming: “It was too soon, damnit”, then I have a thing you should look at. The previously titled Pheonix Project, a fan-made spiritual successor to the dead MMO Read the rest of this entry »

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City Of Heroes Inspired The Phoenix Project Kickstarting

By John Walker on July 26th, 2013.

I loved City Of Heroes. As someone who tends to find MMOs somewhere to run around in on my own, gobble up everything single player, and then quit out and never play again, City Of Heroes was different. It was a place to me. I don’t think that’s testament to the world-building therein – I’m not sure the towns themselves were anything particularly special. I don’t think I can put it down to the superb powers, fun biffy combat, or amazing character creator either. For me it was about a certain time, with certain people. Which means I’m super-excited to see what can be done with The Phoenix Project – the fan attempt to create a spiritual successor to the now gone-forever MMO. Soon to be Kickstartered.

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Rebuilding A City Of Heroes: The Phoenix Project

By Adam Smith on January 7th, 2013.

One of the more miserable gaming events of last year was the closure of City of Heroes. The end of an entire world does tend to be a sad affair for those involved and even onlookers might find themselves touched by the extinction of all those lovely data-denizens. While the urban heroes may have fallen for good, Gamerzines have spotted The Phoenix Project, which aims to rise from the City’s smouldering remains. Missing Worlds Media is a “community based game studio”, made up of members of Titan Network’s ‘Save City of Heroes’ forum, among others. Their intention is clear – they want to build a new comic book world packed with heroes and villains, and they want you to be a part of it.

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