Fantasy Tales Online Kickstarter Tries to Revive the 2D MMO

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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Cold Tea Studios, an indie developer, has been working on Fantasy Tales Online for longer than they care to admit. Their vision is not only one of a 2D MMORPG where players enjoy questing and working their way through randomly generated dungeons, but is also a vision of player created cities in a sandbox type of environment.

In need of art assets, Fantasy Tales Online has taken to Kickstarter to raise $25,000 with most of those funds going directly towards commissioning pixel art assets with some of the funds going towards scaling the MMO experience.

Currently, Fantasy Tales Online is slated to be a free to play title and it is currently up for Greenlighting on Steam. It's an interesting project in my opinion. I like the nostalgia feel of the game but wonder if it can truly create an experience I want to log into over and over again.

If you're curious, head on over to the Fantasy Tales Online website as you can play the game now to get a peek at what Cold Tea Studios is trying to accomplish. The download only takes a few minutes.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (13)

Tammy 7 years ago
Buy rpg maker .... make a game... make money lol...

FrostSpike 7 years ago
had too comment saw some people complaining cause its 2d whell newb the game that has the most players is 2d it doesnt matter if its 2 or 3d the only thing that matters is does it have a decent story is it a grind fest will it hold me and make me play and grind for ages or will it hold me for 20 min and im gona say meh too it graphic today doesnt realy matter.+you cant spit on classics

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MMOGirl 7 years ago
2015 and we are focusing on 2d games ! GHESUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mewtwo 7 years ago
Isn't it nice how MMORPGs are going back in time instead of forward? xD Well for the U.S. anyway.

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' 3' 7 years ago
Adding sparkles to crap to make it look better once it comes out might seem like a good idea, but in the end it all goes down the drain, you might as well just flush it out now.. and poop.

Zone 7 years ago
It looks like one more eclipse mmorpg maker game o,O

LordOfGaming 7 years ago
Hmph. Looks like another classic MMORPG formula like that old Fantasy Online game a couple years back. Still, could be something worth checking out, it all depends on how much it will cost.

Deyirn 7 years ago
definitely looks good, im going to try it


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