Chronicles of Elyria Wiki

This game is currently in development. There is no download or playable content. All information is based Developer Journals, the Kickstarter, and community discussions with developers.


Chronicles of Elyria Wiki


OverviewGeneral DesignGuilds and FamiliesDeath and DyingPvP and other Unsavoury ActivitiesEnd-game Content
Influence & Influence PointsBusiness & PlanningGame & EngineTechnology & ResearchEquipmentElyria Lore
More Common FAQs from forums
Payment Options and DeliveryHow Can I Play Now?How Big is the World?

Q. What is Chronicles of Elyria?[ | ]

Chronicles of Elyria (CoE) is a next-generation MMORPG or MEOW (Multiplayer Evolving Online World) that aims to break the boundaries of the current MMO trope.

Q. What is an MMORPG?[ | ]

MMORPG (usually shortened to MMO) is an acronym for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. These are games played via the Internet and involving hundreds or thousands of players all playing on the same server or game world. Players can meet each other in-game, play together, and adventure with thousands of people from around the world.

While the last three letters of the acronym stand for "Role Playing Game", historically only a minority of MMORPG communities have engaged in the role-play acting associated with table-top games like Dungeons and Dragons. For the most part, "RPG" in "MMORPG" stands for a slough of common features such as character creation, progression of the player character's abilities as a primary focus, and traditional fantasy themes. Chronicles of Elyria's development in some ways conforms with and in some ways wholly contradicts these typical featuresets.

Q. Who are Soulbound Studios?[ | ]

Founded in 2015 by industry veterans Jeromy W and Eddie S, Soulbound Studios is a growing team of talented game developers that have banded together to create something truly inspiring.

By challenging what it means to be fun, re-imagining what is possible, and re-defining "immersive", Soulbound Studios aims to create games unlike anything ever seen before. But this passion for creating next-gen games isn't just what we do, it's who we are. It's part of us. It's Soulbound.

Q. Who will publish and distribute the game?[ | ]

At this stage CoE will be entirely self-published by Soulbound. It is unknown whether external distributors will be involved is. Self-publishing gives much more control over the design goal of the game. Soulbound may use Steam for their Delivery service.

Q. Is Soulbound Studios hiring?[ | ]

Yes! Since this changes from time-to-time, your best bet is to bookmark their Jobs Page on Gamasutra.

Q. Can I contribute to the development of the game?[ | ]

Games such as this requires many resources. The best way to get involved is to head on over to the official site, sign-up and get your pledge in. Alternatively, you can head to Soulbound Studios' Investors page if you have the resources necessary to do so.

Q. Where can I find the latest information on the game?[ | ]

The best source is the official wiki (You Are Here!), but other useful sources include the Official COE Forums and the Developer Journals.

Q. Where can I download/play the game?[ | ]

The game is currently in a pre-alpha state, and there are no public releases yet. Alpha and Beta access will be launched some time in the future, and there are no current timelines for when these will be released.

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