Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Grounded is a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids survival adventure

How's this for an elevator pitch: Take the overcrowded survival game genre but shrink the players and thrust them into a Honey, I Shrunk...

Ship of Heroes and City of Titans share character creation test results

As you may have known, over the past month both City of Titans and Ship of Heroes have released their respective character...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.

Torchlight Frontiers fan creates a build calculator as community waits for launch

The tantalizing wait through Torchlight Frontiers' development and testing continues, but one fan has made the waiting more bearable with a build...

G-Star 2019: Pearl Abyss fully reveals Crimson Desert, Plan 8, Shadow Arena, and DokeV

Late last night, Pearl Abyss took the stage at Pearl Abyss Connect ahead of G-Star to officially unveil a staggering four new online...

Legends of Aria previews New Dawn’s episodic content and murder penalties

Just before Halloween, Legends of Aria's Citadel Studios announced some sweeping changes coming to the early access sandbox. After revamping its PvP...

Hearthstone’s eight-player Battlegrounds mode enters open beta

If you're keen on a little something new in your games of Hearthstone -- say, a mode that doesn't have any cards in...
Viva buhos!

A mobile version of Granado Espada is in development from Hanbitsoft

We understand if you have forgotten about Granado Espada at this point. Sure, Hanbitsoft has been developing it consistently for years now, but it...

Diablo IV opens the Dark Gallery to showcase dark locales of the dark ARPG

Dare you stare into the heart of darkness that is Diablo IV's Dark Gallery? Beware, reader. You can't just look at these...

Book of Travels offers five new stretch goals inspired by fans

Much of what Book of Travels' crowdfunding drive is doing seems to be in service of fans, whether it's the field of in-game...

Black Desert Mobile launches globally on December 11, hands out Black Desert for free for pre-registering

Black Desert Mobile, aka the tiny version of Black Desert, has officially gotten its full global release date. What's more, those who...

Make My MMO: Destiny’s Sword is launching a Steam demo Monday

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned that Destiny's Sword is dropping a Steam demo on Monday as a tie-in with Veterans...

Into the Super-verse: Ship of Heroes’ character creator is bare-bones yet still engaging

Every once in a while, Hollywood releases a pair of movies from different studios at the same time that cover, more or less, the...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed launches into open beta

Aw, they grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday that Bless Unleashed was being announced as a project making everyone ask why...

Fractured’s November alpha will include horizontal character progression

After multiple rounds of alpha this past spring and summer, the SpatialOS MMORPG sandbox Fractured will finally launch into Alpha 2 this month....

Book of Travels explains its event system, NPC behavior, and trading economy

Sure, Book of Travels sounds neat, and it clearly is drawing in lots of crowdfunding support, but just what happens in the...

Ship of Heroes’ final character creator beta event is this morning – save your costumes!

We hope you got your fill of the Ship of Heroes' character creator beta this week because it's coming to a close today,...

Star Citizen shows off a new mission involving a hijacked 890 Jump spaceship

This week's Star Citizen video digest has a little mission for you, should you choose to accept it. An 890 Jump has been...

Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon gives a glimpse of its beautiful new world in new trailer

Don't make it too obvious, but guys, you have to check that sweet Pantheon out. See it? That game must have gone to...

The Stream Team: Testing Ship of Heroes’ character creation closed beta with Heroic Games

What's going on in Ship of Heroes lately? This past week has been a character creator closed beta test with a number of events,...

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