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]

DarkEden 2 returns to the vampire war

While you may not have heard of DarkEden, it's actually one of the older continuously running graphical MMORPGs on the market, having started...

Albion Online goes to hell

The next time that someone tells you to "Go to hell!" you can respond, "Thank you, I will -- in Albion Online." The upcoming...
Well, I can't object to the theory.

ARK: Survival Evolved has already sold 400,000 copies

On the surface, you could think of ARK: Survival Evolved as one step removed from zombie survival games except it has dinosaurs instead....

Nexon’s Arpiel Online plans closed beta test in June

How many MMOs does Nexon have stirring in its pot right now? Hundreds? Thousands? In any case, the online game publisher is cooking...

Naval Action takes open sea warfare to a whole new level

There have been plenty of MMOs, multiplayer titles, and single-player games that have attempted to emulate the grand Age of Sail, but Naval...

Crowfall’s Confessors represent the darker side of religion

The team behind Crowfall is hard at work preparing what it's calling a "core combat test" between three diverse archetypes. One of...

H1Z1 aims for a ‘massive world,’ adds team members and resources

Daybreak Game Company isn't pulling back on H1Z1's development, but is instead doubling down on the survival zombie sandbox by adding more...
A wreck of our ambition

The Repopulation tweaks combat and building in its latest patch

Launch rushes onward toward The Repopulation like... some sort of extremely fast launch-related thing. The metaphor isn't perfect. Neither is the game's combat...

The Stream Team: Exploring Das Tal’s public playtest with devs

There's simply no way MassivelyOP's MJ could resist showing off a new game, so when Das Tal opened its alpha doors for a day,...

Play Das Tal’s alpha for free right now

You'd never buy a car without test-driving it, would you? If only that applied to games and you could take Das Tal for...

Here’s a brief look at Record of Lodoss War Online

Steparu has posted a brief look at Korean MMO Record of Lodoss War Online, which he calls a "classical MMORPG." His impressions aren't...

Survive the treacherous land of Goliath with the help of high-tech armor

Tired of survival games yet? Whalebox Studio is truly hoping you aren't, because it has another contender in the works called Goliath. Goliath...
This must have been some party.

Shroud of the Avatar on mines and minigames

Having the ability to move things in a game world usually leads to player inventiveness. It's how Shroud of the Avatar community member...

Colonies Online contributes crafting and shotguns to the war effort

Everyone knows that if you're going to head out into deep space to explore strange new worlds, you'd better have a trusty shotgun on...
Take a shot.

Das Tal is halfway to funding on Kickstarter with two days left

The halfway mark for funding is an important milestone for any Kickstarter campaign, but whether it's a good sign or a darker one depends...
You get to celebrate these in betas now, apparently.

HEX celebrates its second birthday

A lot has changed for HEX since the game first went to Kickstarter a few years ago. The anniversary letter to the...
The centaur iPad is really overpowered.

The healing Revenant was demoed in the Guild Wars 2 stream

Just because you're a blindfolded warrior empowered by the Mists in Guild Wars 2 doesn't mean you can't support your allies. That's the...
You need the pieces in place for this to be a thing.

Here’s an early look at Crowfall’s keeps

A lot of Crowfall is going to come down to the environments. That might seem a little bit odd or silly, but if...

Black Desert’s Korean beta servers will be merged into one this month

Black Desert is exiting its Korean open beta this month. Developer Pearl Abyss and publisher Daum will be merging all the...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: June 6, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Das Tal continued its Kickstarter info dump and it invited everyone into its alpha test for...

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