Palia wraps up the pre-alpha test you didn’t get to play

    
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What happens when the announcement of your game draws far, far more interest than you have actual room for in your testing program? A whole lot of interested parties on the outside of a building, cupping their faces and looking through the frosted glass to the wonders within, that’s what.

This has been the situation this summer with Palia, which made a huge splash with its initial reveal and then generated a huge wave of disappointment when only the tiniest fraction of interested players were invited into the pre-alpha. Well, now that test is over, and at least all of us who were excluded are able to get a glimpse of the wonders that it contained.

In a pre-alpha wrap-up post, Singularity Six shared some of the testimonies of the testers (along with screenshots) and promised that the next testing phase will include more players. The studio also said that the players in the pre-alpha helped to identify 78,650 bugs (while also baking 153 pies).

“Although we were only able to welcome a small percentage of players into this phase of testing, it was an invaluable opportunity to examine not only our technical systems, but the aspirational seeds of the vision and values that had been carefully planted,” Singularity Six said.

Source: Palia
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Gamhuin

/continues to watch Palia alpha players like a starving orphan gazing through a window at diner goers eating

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Truvidien

Cannot wait to play this!

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Spex

The outdoor picnic pic reminds me so much of some of my housing plots in WildStar. That shabby furniture vibe with a kooky aura. I am looking forward to making another virtual home in Palia. It’s got major promise so far. I’m impressed with how polished it looks already. I’ve been enjoying following along with their discord updates. :)

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MesaSage

Glitch in 3D vibe. Looks like fun.

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squid

The studio also said that the players in the pre-alpha helped to identify 78,650 bugs (while also baking 153 pies).

I hope you got those backwards…

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squid

So I read the source:

After catching 78,650 bugs, harvesting 76,431 crops, hunting 128,952 beasts, baking 153 pies

I’m guessing ‘catching bugs’ refers to an in-game activity, and is completely unrelated to ‘identify[ing] bugs’ as stated in the article.

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Turing fail

Bug pie? No thank you very much!

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somber_bliss

Yeah, similar to Animal Crossing.

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Turing fail

I long for the days when all one had to do was find a golden ticket hidden in a delicious confection to win a coveted invitation…