Betawatch’s first game, Embers Adrift is a procedurally generated swashbuckling adventure that takes place in the remains of an old world. It features deep crafting systems and powerful physics-based gameplay. The developers are now seeking backers to help them fund development of their next project called Spearpoint Arena 2019.

Betawatch: Embers Adrift kicks off its backer beta

We know how this story ends.

Do you want to try out Embers Adrift and see how it stands up after all the excitement it’s gotten over the years? You may do so right now, if you’re a supporter. A backer beta is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a backers-only beta. If you aren’t a supporter, you will just have to live without it. Please accept my apologies.

For the record, whether or not you’re a supporter, you may read the other bullet points concerning beta news:

Huh. This week’s dishes were a little fiery, weren’t they? It’s normal to feel a little spicier now and then. Rest assured that the list below is mostly devoid of spice, consisting just of information regarding games that are presently being tested that we are aware of. However, if anything slips into a separate test phase without our knowledge, you may let us know in the comments; it’ll add some spice to the proceedings.


We consider an MMO to be in open testing if it offers free, public signups and will wipe servers before launch. If an MMO is in closed testing, it’s because it’s in a private test phase that can’t be accessed by the general public; it’s also generally under NDA. We will include early access and crowdfunded MMOs that pass our standards. We do not mention so-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no hint of a western launch, or low interest for our readers; we also do not list expansions, with a few exceptions.

Arcfall is a pre-alpha version of Arcfall. Alpha one of the Ashes of Creation Early admission to the Blankos Block Party Early access to the Book of Travels Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one Children of Ur: Open alpha, development merged with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, development merged with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, development merged with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, development merged with Eleven Chronicles of Ely Closed Beta for Cinderstone Online Alpha is the first installment in the City of Titans series. Closed alpha for Corepunk Early admission to Craftopia Closed beta is the next step in the cycle. Early access to Dark and Light Pre-alpha version of Dreamworld Beta for both universes is available for a fee. Early access (ECO) Eleven: Alpha is now closed. Backer beta for Embers Adrift Alpha Frozen Flame: Closed beta: Beta Fractured: Beta Fractured: Beta Fractured: Beta Fractured: Beta Fractured: Beta Fractured: Beta Alpha, Genfanad, Genfanad, Genfanad, Genfan Gloria Victis is available as a beta (early access) on Steam. Early access to Inferna Kurtzpel: This is a closed beta. Line of Defense: Early access is no longer available on Steam. Occupy White Walls: Early Access Noah’s Heart: Beta Open beta for Osiris: New Dawn is now available. Early access to Outlaws of the Old West Pantheon: Pre-alpha backer Project Genom is no longer in alpha, and the servers are being restructured using SpatialOS. Early access beta for Project Gorgon Early access to Prosperous Universe Ravendawn: Alpha Rise Online is now available for play. SamuTale is a closed alpha version of SamuTale. Beta testing is underway for Ship of Heroes. Skydome is currently in closed beta. Backer alpha for Star Citizen Early access to Starbase start the alpha Temtem is a term that means “early access.” Early access alpha for The Black Death The Cycle: Closed beta, with a public beta scheduled for March 10th. Early access alpha for The Repopulation Valiance Online is currently in closed beta. Alpha one of The Wagadu Chronicles is available till March 1st. Early access to Wild Terra 2

betwatchavYes, MMO players, you, too, may engage in unpaid quality-control job known as game testing! Every week, check out Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch for a list of MMOs that are still in the works, even if they seem to have taken up permanent residence in the shed known as early access.


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