The Latest Beta Data News
Repopulation spin-off Fragmented began early access this week. The survival title is free to all who own The Repopulation or you can pick it up on Steam.
The in-development sandbox MMORPG Saga of Lucimia are holding a public test on April 30th. This is open to anybody who pre-purchases the game but do be warned that this is a test and not “early access”. This is a distinction the studio like to make very clear. We also posted an interview of epic proportions this week so do check that out for more information on the title!
Ghost in the Shell: First Assault is free to play on Steam this weekend, making this the perfect time to check out Section 9 for yourselves and see what you think of the game.
Or you could check out Atlas Reactor, which is available for all to download and play for free from today until May 5th!
We also have a couple of game launches in Beta Data this week, with Offworld Trading Company, the RTS from Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, officially leaving early access and launching yesterday.
Duelyst also launched, having been in Open Beta for a while now. This one is a free-to-play tactical card game with a lot of style, and you should definitely check it out if that intrigues you at all.
Tree of Savior’s free-to-play launch, which we previously mentioned had been delayed, has now been set for May 10th, so not too much longer for those of you who may be waiting!
There was huge news in the FPS community this week as a brand-new shooter from John Romero and Adrian Carmack was announced. The game is Blackroom and harkens back to the older-styled FPS games of the 90s. It raised more than $130,000 on Kickstarter too, before being canceled to work on a playable demo. Though we are reassured that Blackroom will be back.
It feels like now is the time of the MMO-port, with news that anime action MMORPG Soulworker Online will officially be coming to the West by way of Gameforge.
Meanwhile, Aeria Games is launching Twin Saga in North America and Europe. This one is an anime-styled MMORPG with portable housing which gives us quite the Howl’s Moving Castle vibe.
And Shroud of the Avatar are doing their last wipe before the final wipe in July with Release 29. This Release introduces modal interaction with a center-screen reticle which should hopefully make combat less of a pain, as well as new scenes and storylines and potential land up for grabs.
I think that wraps it up for this week’s Beta Data. Notice anything missing? Get in touch and we’ll take a look!
Pre-Alpha and Alpha
Games in Pre-Alpha and Alpha are games in early testing, and are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG||OBT July 2016|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Beta 2016|
|Children of Ur||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox||Glitch-revival|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Kickstarter May 3rd 2016|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access Summer 2016|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Darkfall: New Dawn||Official Site||PvP MMORPG||Relaunch|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter||Alpha April 29th 2016|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO||Beta 2016|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Due 2016|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG||In Development|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter||In Development|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA||Second Half of 2016|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Coming Soon|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Launches June 1st 2016|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA||Early Access June 2016|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access May 2016|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMO||In Development|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development|
|Sacrament||Official Site||Indie MMORPG||In Development|
|Saga of Lucimia||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launch December 2017|
|SamuTale||Official Site||Sandbox MMO|
|Sea of Thieves||Official Site||Pirate Adventure MMO|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter||Alpha End of April|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO||Public Alpha Mid-2016|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion, August 30th|
Games that are in Early Access tend to require a purchase and/or access to Steam. Anybody can access games in Early Access but builds tends to be unstable as they are still under development.
MMOs in Closed Beta are those which require a key to participate in, typically for a limited number of people and occurring prior to an Open Beta testing phase.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT 2016|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Combat Arms: Line of Sight||Official Site||Shooter|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Ever, Jane||Official Site||Jane Austen MMORPG||2016|
|Guardians of Divinity||Official Site||Action MMORPG|
|Global War||Official Site||Browser MMORTS|
|Grimm: Dark Legacy||Official Site||Survival MMO||Coming 2016|
|HeroWarz||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG/MOBA|
|Landmark||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG||Launch Spring 2016|
|Linkrealms||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Steam Early Access Soon|
|MU: Origin||Official Site||Mobile MMORPG||Spring 2016|
|No Way Out||Official Site||Team-Based PvP Shooter||Beta Every Thursday|
|Overwatch||Official Site||Team Based Shooter||Launch May 24th|
|Paladins||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|PigBang||Official Site||Mobile MOBA|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|Total War: Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Temporarily Offline|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Twin Saga||Official Site||Fantasy Anime MMORPG|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
Open Beta is the phase in which anybody can take part at no cost, with no key required. These days, Open Beta tests tend to be a soft launch with no wipe.
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|ASTA: The War of Tears and Wind||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Battleborn||Official Site||Arena Shooter|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Official Site||Anime-themed MMORPG|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP||Closing Down May 31|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|StarBreak||Official Site||Co-Op Roguelike MMO||Launch May 10th|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy RPG|
|Winning Putt||Official Site||Multiplayer Golfing||2016|
|World of Fishing||Official Site||Fishing MMO|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Avorion||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox||Ends May 13|
|Blast Brawl 2||Kickstarter||One-Hit 2D Action Brawler||Ends May 7|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Feudums||Kickstarter||Medieval 4X Strategy MMO||Ends May 28|
|Gateway: The Summoning||Kickstarter||Survival Multiplayer Game||Ends May 19|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Sumer||Kickstarter||Action Strategy Game||Ends May 25|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
|The Wild Eight||Kickstarter||Survival Co-op Game||Ends May 14|
|Town of Salem||Kickstarter||Digital TCG||Ends May 26|
|Undecima||Kickstarter||Browser Multiplayer Strategy Game||Ends May 5|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG||Ongoing|
We often have keys and items to give away that either offer access to a game in testing, or grant rewards in games still in testing. These will be listed here.
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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