Betawatch: Book of Travels, an adventure game about a man who travels to forget his past, has been postponed yet again. The game was originally scheduled to release in July, but has since been pushed back to August, while the developers work on some last-minute features. “With new features, including some major bug fixes, we believe it’s ready to release, but we want to make absolutely sure it’s ready for everyone”, the post states.
Betawatch: Book of Travels is a narrative adventure game for Windows and Mac with a story that spans five continents and multiple eras. It is divided into twenty-five points of view, and most of the characters and objects seen in the game are real people and places.
The much anticipated Betawatch: Book of Travels has been pulled by its publisher, just one week before its anticipated release. The reasoning behind this latest delay is to allow the author to correct any errors that may have sneaked by in the final editing process. The book—which is described as an ‘open letter to all the people who have ever used the word “betawatch” in everyday conversation’—was set to hit shelves on January 22nd.
We know you’re timid, but it’s time to start putting yourself out there, Book of Travels. The game has once again postponed its early access launch, this time choosing for a “when it’s ready” approach to future dates rather than a specific date. Given the previous delays, this is probably expected, but it’s still disappointing.
Other beta-related news may be found across the betasphere:
At the very least, we began with terrible news about a delay this time, so it’s hardly fair to claim things became gloomy. As usual, you may let us know in the comments if anything on the large list immediately below has slid into another test phase, as well as any test events you’re presently engaged with.
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 means it’s in a secret testing phase that can’t be accessible by the general public; it’s also typically under NDA. We will include early access and crowdfunded MMOs that pass our standards. We do not include so-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no indication of a western launch, or little interest for our readers; we also do not list expansions, with a few exceptions.
AdventureQuest 3D is now in open beta. Arcfall is a pre-alpha version of Arcfall. Alpha one of the Ashes of Creation Blankos Early access to Block Party Closed beta for Book of Travels Closed beta one for Camelot Unchained Children of Ur: Open Alpha combined with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-Alpha merged with Children of Ur: Open Alpha merged with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-Alpha merged with Eleven Chronicles of Elyria: Pre- Closed Beta for Cinderstone Online Alpha is the first installment in the City of Titans series. Closed alpha for Corepunk Early admission to Craftopia Open beta for Dauntless Early access to Dark and Light Diablo II is a role-playing game. Early access open beta has been resurrected. Is this a pre-alpha version of Dreamworld? Beta for both universes is available for a fee. Early access (ECO) Eleven: Alpha is now closed. Elyon is a closed beta game that will be released on September 29th. Beta Fractured: Enlisted: Frozen Flame Alpha: Closed Beta Gloria Victis is available as a beta (early access) on Steam. Early access to Inferna Kurtzpel: This is a closed beta. Early access, away from the line of defense Steam Closed alpha for Mortal Online 2 New World: Closed beta, September 28th launch Early access to Occupy White Walls Open beta for Osiris: New Dawn is now available. Early access to Outlaws of the Old West Pantheon: Pre-alpha backer Pathfinder Online: “Early enrollment” subscription Closed beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis 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 Rise Online’s alpha is now available. Lucimia’s Saga: Closed Alpha SamuTale is a closed alpha version of SamuTale. Alpha and beta testing for Ship of Heroes will begin on August 7th. Skydome is currently in closed beta. Backer alpha for Star Citizen Early access open alpha for Starbase Temtem is a term that means “early access.” Early access alpha for The Black Death The Cycle: Alpha is closed. Early access alpha for The Repopulation TitanReach is in early access and will be free to play until alpha. Valiance Online is currently in closed beta. Early access to Wild Terra 2 Pre-alpha zenith
Yes, MMO players, you, too, may engage in unpaid quality-control labor 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.