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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.

Sphere 3

Sphere 3 is a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Russian indie studio.

Egress

Egress is a multiplayer souls-like PVP arena in Lovecraftian setting.

OGame

OGame is a sci-fi text-based strategy MMO in the setting of space exploration.

Lords Mobile

Lords Mobile — one of the most popular mobile multiplayer projects combining MMORPG and strategy.

Imperia Online

Imperia Online is a browser-based medieval strategy, developed by Imperia Online JSC.

Wild Terra

A medieval sandbox MMORPG, developed by Russian studio Juvty Worlds Ltd in 2017.

Minions

A free-to-play online game for Adobe Flash, made in 2008 by enthusiasts from Casual Collective

Rust

Rust is a multiplayer-only survival sandbox MMO inspired by the DayZ game.

Eldevin

Eldevin is an indie story-driven fantasy MMORPG with deep storyline and open world.

AD2460

AD2460 is a WMMO sci-fi strategy game, developed by Fifth Season studio.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life is a survival sandbox MMORPG indie game from the Korean developer OddOneGames.

PixARK

Pixark is a survival open-world sandbox MMO with dinosaurs and fantasy creatures.

DayZ

Multiplayer survival horror in the post-apocalyptic world, based on the famous mode for ARMA 2.

Dota Auto Chess

A modification for DotA 2 inspired by the Mahjong game.

Generation Zero

Generation Zero is a sci-fi survival MMOFPS in retro stylistic.

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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.