Indie MMO Spotlight: Looking Back at 2021

ByJose A. York

Jan 2, 2022

Is there anyone not happy that 2021 is over? Even with all of its challenges, 2021 was still a busy time for our indie developers. So it’s no surprise that even with many developers taking a break for the holidays, several have taken the time to recap their efforts from the previous year and give us a glimpse of what to expect in 2022. Even though there was less news than usual, go ahead and kick off 2022 with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.


BitCraft End 2021 with a sneak peek of late-breaking concept art that will leave you hoping for more BitCraft goodness in 2022.


chimeraland social media accounts are always busy, and with the official release fast approaching (January 6th), this week was no exception. chimeraland Twitter follows pre-registrations, which reached 400,000 on December 30, and they posted several videos on Youtubeincluding the one below which shows off some of the vehicles and scenery you can expect to see in the game.

The City of the Titans

MWM company president Nathaniel ‘Doctor Tyche’ Downes took a look at what was a busy year for The City of the Titans, from the addition of the Downtown and Old Bradford districts to the recent combat update.

Drifting embers

the Drifting embers the game’s official trailer was just released as I was writing this. When you’re done watching it, you should also check out the rest of the videos they’ve added to their Youtube channel for a deeper look at the upcoming MMO.

fractured online

In the last letter to the developers of 2021Jacopo reflects on some of the most important events of fractured online last year, and gives a quick look at what’s in store for 2022.

Mirage Classic Online

To celebrate the first anniversary of the official Mirage Classic Online liberation, a new post on the COM Blog highlights the history of the MMO browser, from the original Mirage online in 2001 throughout what we can expect from COM in 2022.

past fate

We’re starting the new year off right with the addition of another MMO to the Indie Spotlight – past fate. Currently in closed alpha, patch 0.3.2 recently added a third faction and the first battleground that serves as the, uh, battleground for faction-based warfare.

Kingdom of the Mad God

In addition to a blog post highlighting additions and improvements to RotMG in 2021you’ll be happy to know that you have until January 5 to claim the free New Year’s Eve Pack.

Wurm online

Are you active in the Wurm online community? If you are ready to get even more involved, applications to become a Discord moderator are now accepted.

Zenith: the last city

RamenVR will hold its second beta test for Zenith this month. From the 13th to the 17th, anyone with a key from the first test in December will be happy to know that their key will also work for the upcoming test.