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]

Make My MMO: Titan Reach turns to Indiegogo after Kickstarter ends unsuccessfully

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, indie MMO Titan Reach admitted defeat on Kickstarter, having only $131,525 pledged toward its $416,118 goal, and the...

Atlas Reactor’s revival is actually a story-driven co-op game that was part of original prototyping

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Gamigo surprised a lot of gamers this week when a number of confirmed Twitter accounts started stirring the pot for a return of...

Ashes of Creation first pre-alpha preview test is slated for December

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A letter from creative director Steven Sharif has offered up some most interesting tidbits for Ashes of Creation followers. The letter first starts...

Some Assembly Required: The future of Dual Universe’s puzzle events and development

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While I may be sad at missing Dual Universe's first big puzzle event that was just solved (though folks can still follow...
So much cooler.

Betawatch: Pantheon promises its next alpha this month while looking for investments

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There are problems on display right now for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. This is upsetting to type, of course, but the late Brad McQuaid's...
Sure, fine. Great. Neat.

Mortal Online 2’s newest combat alpha patch adds the city of Gaul’Kor

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The latest patch for Mortal Online 2's combat alpha has a headlining feature that is not all that combative at face value. Players...

Full-loot PvP MMORPG Profane postpones end-of-year testing, now counts 43 staff

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At the top of 2020, we covered a new MMO called Profane, one that sparked a lot of discussion over its...

Tiny MMO Book of Travels will use early access to ‘experiment’ with player caps

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Even all the way back to its successful Kickstarter last year, Might & Delight has maintained that Book of Travels is not a...

Ship of Heroes talks about its variety of missions, asks players how many hours of mission content should be at launch

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Your superhero in Ship of Heroes is going to need things to do. Luckily, the developers at Heroic Games are planning on making...

City of Titans shows off character creator possibilities

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The character creator tool that City of Titans released a year ago is getting better and better with every passing month. Missing...

‘Hardcore’ MMORPG Astaria plans a test this month after multiple early access launch delays

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MMO fans might recall that Astaria was billed as a "hardcore fantasy MMORPG with emphasis on social communities, crafting, party combat, territory capture...

Mad World offers a quick peek at dungeon gameplay in a new video

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It's been quite a while since we heard something out of Jandisoft's isometric MMO Mad World, which is a pretty frequent refrain we're...

Crowfall begins detailing specialization changes for each of the game’s classes

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When we first reported about Crowfall's plans to expand class specializations in update 6.2, we noted that there was an in-depth look...
we's friemds

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch check-in: Hotfixes, customization insight, and quest skips

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Now that the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch is live, you might want to start your leveling experience in Warlords of Draenor but not want...

Pantheon restructures to allow ‘more rapid development,’ will start next alpha phase this month

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Acknowledging that there has been "a great deal of confusion" around the current state of Pantheon, Visionary Realms posted a new producer's...

Wagadu Chronicles reaches Ikaki people and live musician stretch goals, showcases main theme

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With the $160,000 barrier crossed in its Kickstarter campaign, The Wagadu Chronicles has committed itself to developing a new lineage of people...

Some Assembly Required: How clever gamers solved Dual Universe’s massive puzzle event in record time

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If you are a fan of sandboxes and virtual worlds - and you are reading Some Assembly Required, so you probably are -...
Deck chairs and rearrangement.

Titan Reach devs admit their Kickstarter is doomed, plan Indiegogo instead

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You might have noticed that the Kickstarter for "old school" MMORPG Titan's Reach has just a few days to go and yet has raised...

Shroud of the Avatar introduces players to the Breach adventure scene

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Into the Breach with you, Shroud of the Avatar backers of a specific tier! That's the name of the next adventure scene...

Crowfall hosts a week-long series of sieges to stress test the game and improve performance

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The devs of Crowfall are trying their best to squeeze out as much performance from the game as possible, but to do that,...

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