Missing Worlds Media is ramping up development of City of Titans
, a fan-made successor to Paragon Studios' shuttered
superhero MMORPG City of Heroes
. The studio launched a Kickstarter campaign
this week to fund software licenses and server upkeep.
Announced earlier this year
, City of Titans
aims to recreate much of the City of Heroes
experience using the Unreal Engine as a framework. While Missing Worlds Media has not secured the rights or permission to develop an official City of Heroes
follow-up, City of Titans
will offer similar features, along with in-depth character customization options.
Since its launch on Tuesday, the project has earned over $180,000 toward its funding goal of $320,000. City of Titans
is scheduled to premiere in 2015 as a paid download with an optional monthly subscription, giving members access to exclusive in-game perks.