Indie game developer, SemiFormal Studios, is preparing to go beta with their browser-based MMORTS, Ensemble Online. To fund the beta, they've turned to Kickstarter.
Ensemble is a Real-time Strategy much like the classics of the 90s (Age of Empires, Starcraft) but on a breathtakingly vast map and in a persistent world. You play as a hero exploring an uncharted desert, battling nature (and other player settlers), uncovering and gathering various resources, and discovering new territory to build towns and outposts in. You can build farms and mills to harvest food and defensive towers to protect your land, but one of the most interesting features is being able to ally with other players and work together to build these towns.