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Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria is an open world fantasy MMORPG inspired by classic MMORPGs like Runescape and Ultima Online. It features a robust player housing system along with skill based progression. The game also has a unique shard system where players can create their own servers with their own rulesets.

Publisher: Citadel Studios
Playerbase: TBD
Type: B2P Sandbox MMORPG
Release Date: TBA
Pros: +Create your own MMO worlds. +Player housing. +Skill-based progression.
Cons: -TBD



Legends of Aria Overview

Legends of Aria is an open world fantasy MMORPG inspired by classics like Ultima Online and Runescape with player housing and a skill based progression system. There are no levels to grind through in Legends of Aria. To improve your skills you must practice the particular ability to improve its efficiency; slash away at countless bandits to improve your proficiency with a blade, ultimately unlocking new skills.

Legends of Aria also offers a unique shard system where players design living worlds or join other player's creations. Players are able to create their own servers with unique rule-sets, stories, and themes, such as a world embedded in Greek mythology or one seeped in magic. A simple system lets players share their worlds or play privately, and hop from one sphere to the next. Following the distinction between shards, each world will have unique craftable items (such as duct-tape bombs on a steampunk server or platemail on a low-fantasy world). Players are able to build their own homes within the game world, with large areas of uncultivated land available for the taking.

Legends of Aria Key Features:

  • World creation - design your own genre-specific MMO world with a unique ruleset, such as high-fantasy magic or fill it with grinding steampunk gears.
  • Skill-based progression - increase skills by practicing a particular ability, improving your efficiency and unlocking new abilities as you advance.
  • Crafting - craftable items alter depending on the world you're in, such as swords in a medieval sphere or duct-tape bombs in a steampunk world.
  • Player Housing - cement your place in the world by constructing a home with fully customizable housing.
  • Animal Taming - persuade a menagerie of animals to join you on your journey.

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System Requirements

Legends of Aria System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer
CPU: Core i3 2 series or higher
Video Card: DX11 Compatible Nvidia 960 / AMD 560
Hard Disk Space: 12 GB Space

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
CPU: Core i5 3 series or higher
Video Card: DX11 Compatible Nvidia 960 / AMD 560
Hard Disk Space: 12 GB Space


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Additional Info

Legends of Aria Additional Information

Developer: Citadel Studios

Lead Developer: Derek 'Supreem' Brinkmann
Creative Director: Tim 'Draconi' Cotten
Systems Designer: Bruce 'Logrus' Bonnick

Game Engine: Unity

Kickstarter Launch: November 12, 2014

Pre-Alpha 1: June 2014
Pre-Alpha 2: July 14, 2015
Pre-Alpha 3: December 03, 2015
Alpha 1: January 13, 2017
Final Alpha: September 28, 2017

Closed Beta 1: January 29, 2018

Release Date: TBA

Development History / Background:

Legends of Aria is developed by independent game company Citadel Studios. The game was posted to Kickstarter on November 12, 2014 and funding closed on December 12, 2014, successfully raising over $100,000. It received the "Best Kickstarter MMO" of 2014 from MMOGames.com. Citadel Studios CEO Derek Brinkmann was previously the lead engineer for Ultima Online, beginning in 2006. The game launched the Pre-Alpha 2 testing phase on July 14, 2015 followed by a subsequent testing phase available exclusively to backers of the project beginning on December 03, 2015. The game was known as Shards Online until it changed its name to Legends of Aria in March, 2017.