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Origins of Malu is about creative, fun, and large scale battles!

More Game play Coming!

We are going to bring more videos as Kickstarter moves forward.  We have just finished upgrading our code base to the new version of Big World. Here is a fresh preview of the Qulinta Swamps, still a work in progress!

More videos will be added over the next week!

From the Community for the Community!

The purpose of Origins of Malu is to bring back the exploration and wonder to the MMO genre. Our unique blend of features along with a fresh and simple methodology allows you to uncover the dangers and rewards of this world. Sound fun? Excellent! Keep reading.

  • Large Open World - You are not stuck on railroad tracks with Origins of Malu. You are free to roam our open world with no zones. The world acts as a dynamic, living creature itself so not only will you have to be constantly aware of your surroundings but you also have the power to change your surroundings for better or worse. You must think about what you attack or alter; a ripple effect will follow your actions wherever you go. Our indie plan is to launch with 300 square kilometers of land plus water space. With Kick starter, we will expand on this as much as we can!
  • No Class Restrictions – We didn’t want to limit players with a traditional class system, but we still appreciate its form and function. Origins of Malu provides classless game play where you can customize your character free of most limits. Dive into different specializations that tailor your personal fighting style. Still crave traditional class systems? No worries, you can still build characters to fulfill certain roles and specialize them to the fullest extent.
  • Open World Structures – Ever find the perfect plot of land and want to build a house there? While other games say no, Origins of Malu offers you unmatched freedom in housing creation. We devoted a significant  amount of time into ensuring players can take full advantage of our sandbox housing. Our system creates the least amount of restrictions while providing you with the inventive tools to build your house the way you want to build it.
  • Powerful Crafting System - Story lines and battles are important, but we didn’t forget about crafting! The importance of crafting will range from day-to-day purposes; such as building unique types of materials for housing and tweaking magic spells, as well as include managing your crafting skill set to cultivate and maintain your environment.  Since the world of Malu is directly affected by your every action, investing resources into crafting can lead to a prosperous and influential character.  Crafting will be as integral as you make it.  Though crafters can be an important resource for factions, if you have no desire to craft, then you don’t have to craft.  But if you are a die-hard crafter, you can create an entire world of possibilities as well as make a game with just this skill set alone.

The Features don't stop there!  Check out our site for a full set of features right here! (Read More Features)

First and foremost, you get the biggest bow from the team here at Burning Dog! Your support takes this project one step closer to completion.

We know this is a huge undertaking. We also know we are asking for a lot of money, yet we don’t take that lightly. We have spent three years developing this project on an almost $0 budget. We have had to reduce features in the game to meet tight deadlines. As proud our work as we are, we can’t do it alone anymore. With your help, we can expand our scope and bring all our creative goodness to life.

So what will your support do for us? Here is what we want to improve!

  • Super Large World - Bigger is better and very important for a sandbox world. With your help, we would be able to expand our world to 500 square kilometers.
  • New Playable Race -We will add another playable race to the mix of our current diverse line up of Qulinta, Toljon, and Jolah.
  • More Items and Weapons - We have lots of big plans for weapons and armor. We want to introduce more biotechnology and out of the ordinary equipment that we guarantee you have not seen in a MMO before. 
  • Enhanced Crafting System - We want to take our crafting even further by expanding the amount of options available to players. Some of these options will include more materials, greater manipulation of abilities, and more ways to create unique items that tailor to your style.
  • Licensing Technology - If we want to play with the big boys, we need to have the big boy tools to get the job done. This includes the engine and tools that improve the game experience.
  • People to Contribute – One of our main obstacles in completing this type of project is losing critical talent to AAA studios. While we have AAA ideas, we currently lack AAA resources to retain valuable members since this is such a time intensive project. The freedom to hire more team members would allow our creativity and content to explode. If we can achieve so much with scant resources, imagine what we could do with your support!

We have many different types of rewards for many different levels and be sure to check out the Origins of Malu and Kickstarter information page as well located here: More Information about our Rewards!

A beta key has been added for all pledge levels $35 and above!

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(Early Access to Capture the Chochobi Mini Game before the end of the year starts here!) - Also Includes Beta Access!

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We have some of the most talented people this side of a bacon sunrise. But challenges are inherent to every project. One of these challenges that are part of a project like this is keeping your scope and design under control along with your development resources on track. That’s where our team experience comes into play. From top tier product managers to that weird guy that
keeps leaving mints in the mens restroom toilets, we have what it takes to make this game an experience for the ages. All we need is YOU.

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  • Right now, today it is Windows, but as part of Kick Starter we are aiming for Mac and Linux as well. As a indie release at this moment it is PC.

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    Special Limited Reward!! The first 100 backers at the $500 tier will get the chance to control an NPC Boss Monster during 1 Scheduled Events , will receive a total of 5 digital download copies of the game and will receive a custom insignia for your house or guild, created by one of our artists and tailored to your specifications!! All Bronze and Silver Tier Rewards, a Purple Platinum Forum Badge, a Zufe plush toy, a custom named NPC tailored to your specifications, the chance to name a consumable item in the game, and a Kickstarter Silver Collector's Edition boxed copy of the game containing a signed Thank You Card, Origins of Malu decals, a Soft Cover Art Book, an Origins of Malu T-Shirt and an Origins of Malu cloth patch.

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    All Bronze and Silver Tier Rewards, a Purple Platinum Forum Badge, an invitation to the official Origins of Malu launch party (flight + accommodations not included), a Zufe plush toy, a custom named NPC tailored to your specifications, a total of 15 digital download copies of the game, a custom insignia for your house or guild, created by one of our artists and tailored to your specifications, the chance to design an adventure with our dev team, the chance to control an NPC Boss Monster during 10 Scheduled Events and a Kickstarter Ultimate Collector's Edition boxed copy of the game containing a signed Thank You Card, Origins of Malu decals, a Signed Hardcover Art Book, an Origins of Malu T-Shirt, an Origins of Malu cloth patch and your choice of a Jolah, Toljon or Qulinta figurine.

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