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]

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H1Z1 developers assure players that Survival is not forgotten

The first H1Z1 invitational is a pretty big deal, and it's definitely taking the majority of developer attention as it draws closer. But...

Shroud of the Avatar teases dragons, housing, and R21

Shroud of the Avatar's latest Update of the Avatar newsletter debuted over the weekend. It includes a look at some "very large creatures"...

Otherland delays early access

Bad news, kids: Otherland is not going to make its projected August 26th start date for early access after all. "There are many reasons...

Project Gorgon wraps up Kickstarter campaign with over $74K

It asked players for $20,000 to add better art and additional features, but what Project Gorgon ended up with was an impressive...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: August 22, 2015

One of these weeks we'll stop writing about Project Gorgon in this space, but not today! And why should we, since the indie...

Linkrealms’ summer closed beta starts on August 29

Indie sandbox maker Mythyn Interactive has announced that the summer closed beta for Linkrealms will begin on August 29th. Linkrealms has received multiple...

Star Citizen’s FPS devs confront merge conflicts

Star Citizen published its weekly Star Marine update earlier this morning. Cloud Imperium says that it didn't add or test new features this...
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Betawatch: August 21st, 2015

Revival isn't yet in closed beta or closed alpha or even really in pre-alpha, but it is letting players walk around the...

Gloria Victis is doubling its world size, selling naming rights

Fantasy sandbox Gloria Victis aims to double its world size with its next patch. It's scheduled to hit the pre-alpha server sometime in...

Camelot Unchained shows off terrain, new animation vid

Is it Friday already? It feels like it because Mark Jacobs has checked in with a Camelot Unchained afternoon update. Today, he...

Crowfall sees crowd control as an important but tricky mechanic

Crowd control is a delicate and contentious topic for MMO designers, especially ones who are making PvP games. And while the Crowfall team...
I sort of own something remotely like this!

Revival opens up houses for owners to wander

Ready to wander around your house in Revival? The first version of the game's client is now available to virtual homeowners, allowing...

Psychochild on what it’s like to make a crowdfunded MMO

Camelot Unchained senior engineer Brian "Psychochild" Green has published a blog post examining his experiences on CityState's crowdfunded RvR title. While he...

Das Tal preps stress test boss battle

An upcoming public test for Das Tal promises to provide a bit of a surprise for players. The team announced that it's preparing a...

Get a recap of Star Citizen’s development journey to date

Star Citizen's development is already the stuff of legends and bardic tales, and it isn't even close to being completed yet. If your memory...

Land of Britain vows to fashion a completely dynamic game world

Stack this on top of grand promises made in MMO history: The upcoming tri-faction Land of Britain is going to attempt to pull...

Cloud Imperium comments on IllFonic’s Star Citizen involvement

Yesterday IllFonic confirmed that it had laid off six staff members from its Denver-based studio that is working on both Revival and...

Eternal Crusade loses creative director, plans closed alpha sooner than expected

Eternal Crusade has reported that another one of its team has fallen on the field of development battle, as Creative Director David...

Blade & Soul founder packs are now available for planned Q1 2016 launch

I was very excited to sit down during Gamescom with Nicolas Coutant, producer at NCSOFT West, about the upcoming US and Europe release...

I need Shroud of the Avatar’s airship house

Shroud of the Avatar posted another meaty newsletter update over the weekend. Update of the Avatar #138 features more on the architecture of...

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