Developer cites ‘good progress’ on troubled ‘Stargate’ MMO

IncGamers recently spoke with Mesa-based Stargate Worlds developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment about the increasing flow of news about the long-stalled online RPG:

sgwlogo“Yes it is good to have some new content to show and start to be back in the public eye,” marketing director Jeremy Taylor told the site. “Most of our time without announcements came from the uncertainty of funding as we did not want to give our community and fan base consistently changing info. Production has never completely stopped and we still have a good group of developers working on bringing good quality content to market. It is certainly true that we went through our fair share of attrition due to funding issues but there is a team here and they are very dedicated.”

“While we continue to seek funding to take us to the finish line we are doing better and are making good progress.”

Earlier this week I shared a link to some new images the company posted of equipment used by the game’s various character classes. It was the first update since footage from the game appeared as a prop in the Oct. 2 premiere of the new Syfy series Stargate Universe. After that, the game’s site went offline briefly in what turned out to be a change in DNS server providers.

The company and its founder and principal owner, Gary Whiting, were recently sued by investors who claim misuse of company funds. They were granted a license by MGM in 2006 to develop an online roleplaying game based on the Stargate film and TV series, but those efforts have repeatedly stalled as the game’s financial backing came into question.

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