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The main distinctive feature of Indie MMO Games that a small development team creates them without massive investments; therefore, larger companies cannot affect the creation process. It means that the developers have full freedom of doing whatever they want to do, and that influences on the creation of new unique games that may bring a new experience into an already existing genre. Smaller companies also allow every team member to have a more significant influence on the game, and that way, the gameplay becomes more detailed and immersive for the players.

Dual Universe

Indie first-person sandbox MMORPG in sci-fi setting

Bombergrounds: Battle Royale

Bombergrounds: Battle Royale is a cartoon MMO Battle Royale.

Bloodsports.TV

Bloodsports.TV is a hero defense strategy MOBA game.

Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms is a free-to-play indie MMORTS.

Panzar

Panzar is a third-person shooter MOBA game.

Gunscape

Gunscape is a sandbox MMOFPS hybrid game.

Bit Heroes

Bit Heroes is an indie dungeon crawler pixel MMORPG.

Absolver

Absolver s a martial arts-themed action RPG.

Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria is an indie sandbox MMORPG in fantasy setting.

Shroud of the Avatar

An old-school sandbox MMORPG with deep character development

Valiance Online

A sci-fi MMORPG in superheroic setting

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is an indie fantasy MMORPG.

Identity

Indie MMORPG about an everyday city life

Boundless

Boundless is a voxel sandbox survival MMO game in open world.

ReWorld Online

An isometric sandbox MMORPG with extensive world-building

Fractured MMO

An isometric sandbox MMORPG where players impact the worlds by their actions

Saga of Lucimia

A fantasy sandbox MMORPG with classless character development

Ship of Heroes

A superheroic MMORPG where players are meant to protect citizens from invasions

Last Oasis

A sandbox MMORPG about an Earth in post-apocalyptic environment

Ultima Online

Ultima Online is one of the first popular fantasy MMORPGs.

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Most of Indie MMO Games don't have a big budget during its development, and it has both advantages and disadvantages. It makes it much more difficult for the developers to create new mechanics and acquire various assets for their games; however, it makes the projects unique because it directly affects the development process. The teams try to create something unique and new using resources they have, and it makes the brand-new experience for the players.

The indie development teams are much smaller than in big companies, and that gives freedom of creativity to each member of the team. They create whatever they think is good, and there is no one above to disallow their decisions. More significant investors and companies have a large set of rules that do not affect most of Indie MMO Games.

A lot of projects are free-to-play, and players are free to use the in-game shop to support the further development of the games, and some companies even allow to donate money on their webpages. That brings unique players to the community that finally becomes large and welcoming.

The player's review is essential for the developers of Indie MMO Games because it helps to keep the game alive and implement new features. It involves every community member to take part in the creation of the whole project, and it gives a feeling of unity to all the participants. Most of the projects are easy to play and don't require any specific processes to log onto the game.

Best Indie MMO Games

  • Project: Gorgon is an indie MMORPG that features an immersive living world where each character has its goals; everything around players continuously changes. The unique crafting system allows creating combinations of skills and potions to use in various situations.
  • Villagers & Heroes is a free-to-play indie MMORPG in a fantasy setting with thousands of story-driven quests, massive world, in-depth customization and player housing system.
  • Albion Online is a medieval fantasy indie MMORPG that features a massive world with over eight hundred territories, players regulate the economy, and they directly develop the game world further by themselves.