We all thought that Otherland was dead due to something as silly as a very long silence and the complete failure of its development studio. Turns out that it is still a thing, and it’s even launching on Early Access soon! I’m not sure if this necessarily holds up all that well, though. In 1996, when the first book was published, the idea of a world constantly connected to online spaces was new and different. That is no longer the World of Tomorrow, that is the World of Right The Hell Now.
Other beta news? Well, there’s not a lot, but there’s some.
- A new build for the testing-but-requiring-a-subscription Pathfinder Online is available for players.
- A build for the testing-but-technically-not-yet-in-alpha Descent: Underground is available for players. For the first time!
- A musical expansion for the cow-based-current-indie-darling Project Gorgon is going to be available for players thanks to the Kickstarter.
- A much larger map for the early-access-zombie-survival-game-but-not-like-the-other-ones H1Z1 is not available for players and won’t be for a long time if ever.
And, you know, there’s that whole list just past the break of games in testing. Let us know in the comments if we missed something!