Bot Colony, The First Game to Understand and Respond Intelligently in English, available in Open Beta

October 3, 2013 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

Bot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, entered public Beta Test on November 1, 2013.  Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2109642122/bot-colony-now-conversation-is-part-of-the-adventu ) donors will get the first shot at playing the game.

Bot Colony is an episodic sci-fi adventure game in which one plays as a robot cognition specialist investigating the disappearance of prototype robot sensors, and tracking down a spy across an exotic South Pacific island.

While currently video games rely on dialog trees – players clicks canned dialog lines written by someone else – in Bot Colony players use their own words to control the outcome.  Language understanding is not limited to commands: players can ask characters questions, state facts or opinions, and clarify what a character said – and the characters will respond intelligently in most cases. Players can also ask robots to carry out commands and robots will comply, or learn new commands that are not yet part of their repertory.  The ability to speak freely with the characters increases the player’s immersion into the game and truly makes the player part of the story.

North Side intends Bot Colony to offer a first-hand experience of realistic verbal communication with intelligent machines,  much like the interactions depicted in sci-fi movies like The Space Odyssey,   I, Robot or Blade Runner.  This interaction is designed to be both challenging and entertaining.  The ultra-literal way in which robots understand language is sure to drive home the realization of how much we take for granted in our day to day communication with other people.  Read more

Navy Field 2 Open Beta Launched

April 19, 2013 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

NEXON Europe is announcing the launch of the Navy Field 2 Open Beta. To celebrate the launch, there will be three exciting events for players to participate in.

Players can enlist in Navy Field 2 to enjoy the exciting RTS set on the seas of World War I and World War II, in which up to 64 players can battle for domination of the seas with over 170 ships. From submarines to aircraft carriers, each ship is customizable right down to the crew, and are fully realized through the impressive 3D graphics of the Gamebryo engine.

Players can battle it out with fleets from a host of nations, including the Imperial Japanese Navy, Royal Navy, US Navy, and the Kriegsmarine. Players are able to compete in a variety of epic missions such as Dover, Midway and the Solomon Isles with historically accurate fleets, or earn points in the ‘Total War’ Deathmatch mode.

Events
NEXON Europe is calling all captains to the seas in three events full of battles, rewards and sea salt. The oceans are dangerous, and enemies cunning, so NEXON Europe will help new recruits into battle -as long as players prove their worth – and reward great leaders for customizing their fleets. Read more

DK Online closed beta testing phase begins, fans delighted

November 15, 2012 · Filed Under Beta, News, Online · Comment 

Like a dormant dragon erupting to life, DK Online has been unleashed by Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games. The fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) has entered closed beta testing, to the delight of eager fans signed up for the game.

DK Online throws players into the medieval world of Litos to combat the reemergence of the malevolent ancient dragon, Kharvag. The dread dragon was once defeated by legendary heroes known as the Dragon Knights. Players are tasked with reestablishing this order and putting an end to the terror and chaos being sown through the world by Kharvag and his minions.

Players can also engage in the heavy player vs. player (PvP) component of DK Online. Each class, be it Warrior, Paladin, Sorceress, or Shadowmage, plays distinctively and provides unique benefits to groups participating in large-scale PvP modes. A trailer for one such mode, Castle Siege, has been released to commemorate the launch of closed beta. Castle Siege pits several guilds against each other in a winner-take-all battle over castle ownership. The prevailing guild reaps the rewards of taxes levied on all vendors and monster kills in the surrounding area. Read more

Dragon Soul is Unleashed

February 9, 2011 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Neonga  announces the launch of the pre-beta registration of its newest Free to Play title “Dragon Soul”  a fantasy-themed Massively Mulitplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that blends distinctive 3D graphics and classical role-playing elements with an immersive story into a unique gaming experience.

With “Dragon Soul” the cross-platform publisher Neonga is announcing its second high quality Online Game for 2011.

The mythical world of “Dragon Soul” is inhabited by eight different kingdoms who are trying to overthrow the former ruling alliance. The player can decide which side he wants to fight for and form a guild in order to claim their power in the shattered land. The game offers classical MMORPG gameplay with 5 different classes, 160 unique skills and more than 800 quests. A wide variety of different Pets can be raised to fight side-by-side with the player. Those pets can learn their own skills and sell the players’ spare equipment automatically in the next town to aid their master to level up their character up to the current maximum level (100). Read more

Closed Beta Test of Land of Chaos Online

May 13, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Key Activation Site Now Open, Closed Beta Test to Start May 27

burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, launched the key activation site for the Closed Beta Test of action MMO LOCO – Land of Chaos Online. Players who have already received their CBT key can register it at the following link: http://loco.en.alaplaya.net/closedbeta

The Closed Beta Test for Land of Chaos Online is set to go live on Thursday, May 27. It will feature over 10 playable characters, Annihilation and Battle Modes, three maps to wreak havoc on, and LOCO’s Guild and Enchantment systems.

Applications for the Closed Beta Test are currently open and will run until Monday, May 17. Players who would like to participate and be among the first to explore LOCO can find more details about the registration process at www.loco.alaplaya.net/closedbeta

European players can experience Mabinogi with the open beta launch today

January 27, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Exclusive open beta launch for Mabinogi Europe plus exclusive events

NEXON Europe, the publisher behind popular online games MapleStory and Combat Arms, announces the launch of their latest release for a brand new MMORPG, Mabinogi.

Following its successful debut in North America, European players can now look forward to experiencing a brand new fantasy life for themselves. This free-to-play game based on Celtic and Welsh mythology embraces key MMO features and offers a robust, universe where people can experience all facets of fantasy life from fighting to farming. Along with content updates and exclusive events, this enchanting game lets you experience another world as you embark on your journey through a magical land.

After completion of the recent closed beta test, fans and newbies alike can now enjoy the latest storyline edition to the game. The Generation 2: Paladin update brings new episodes, quests and unique Paladin skills. By becoming a Paladin, players can boost their character attributes once a day for a certain time period. Hard-core Mabinogi fans and new players should keep an eye out for this content, as this is an update not to be missed!

To celebrate the open beta launch and content updates, Mabinogi Europe is also announcing a number of exciting in-game events, allowing players to immerse themselves in this new found land. Starting from today, users can look out for the Pet Adoption event, where exclusive virtual pets will be offered as rewards to players that complete a request from the NPC Duncan at Tirchonail. Following this an Attendance Reward event and screen shot contest will be launched and users can expect to receive prizes for their participation on both.

If that wasn’t enough to tempt you in then perhaps this is, as In February Mabinogi will also be setting the mood for love with a celebration of Valentine’s Day. Romance is definitely on the cards this month as players will be able to receive chocolates from NPCs and also share these with one another. As well as this heartfelt gesture, players will also be invited to join the Boss-mob video competition where users can get involved by uploading videos of their character in a bid to win a prize.

And finally, players can transfer their character without reset or wipeout right through the open beta and continuing through the official launch – coming soon.

Mabinogi just got busy, so come and try out the fun along with your European friends!

To find out more about the game and to take part in the events visit http://mabinogi.nexoneu.com

Star Trek Online open beta engaged

January 13, 2010 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Fans and Gamers Now Have the Opportunity to Explore the Vast Star Trek Universe Through Space and Ground Gameplay for Two Weeks Prior to Launch

Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios, announced that the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC has entered open beta, bringing fans one step closer to playing in the final frontier. The open beta runs through January 26, 2010. Fans with valid open beta keys can explore the Star Trek universe and play the first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).

Information about where to obtain open beta keys and where to download the open beta client can be found on the official Star Trek Online website at: http://www.startrekonline.com/openbeta

“We are thrilled to give open beta access to fans as we draw nearer to the official release of Star Trek Online,” said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online. “We are looking forward to the launch of our first-of-a-kind MMORPG with anticipation and excitement and we expect Star Trek Online to explode onto the scene, giving fans and gamers a Star Trek experience like no other.”

Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players will have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and will participate in missions that will take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, where every ship players command can be customized, from color to construction. Additionally, anyone can create their own species in Star Trek Online, as well as customize the look of their avatar’s uniform.

Star Trek Online allows players to become a warrior in the Klingon Empire or join the Federation’s esteemed Starfleet and explore a never-before-seen, completely interactive Star Trek universe.

Join the Lords Online Beta Test and win Apple Tablet

January 7, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, News, Online · Comment 

Lords Online, IGG’s latest browser-based game, is kicking off the New Year with its Closed Beta Test on Jan 7th. All those who take part in the CB tests will have the chance to win an Apple Tablet (the brand new product from the Apple Company) and become one of the first few to own that gadget of the future!

At 8:00pm EST (GMT-5) on Jan 7th 2010, IGG will be opening the Lords Online Closed Beta. All characters created during Closed Beta test will be saved for future use. Interested players can claim their CB key through the official site and many other popular media sites. Activate the CB key and enter the game to be awarded with a Newbie Pack (valued at $50) and you’ll also be in with a chance to obtain an Apple Tablet.

Every time you reach the 3-level upgrade of the Town Hall in your capital castle you will win a free spin of the wheel to win amazing prizes. The higher level of the Town Hall, the more free spins you get. From Jan 7th, the start of CB test, to Jan 23rd, the Lords Online team will select 20 lucky players everyday to win Point cards, Resource Packs and many more wicked cool rewards. Furthermore, on Jan 24th the luckiest player from among all of those lucky players will win the awesome Apple Tablet! The winner will receive the Apple Tablet at the earliest date after its release in March!

Grand Fantasia kicks off Open Beta with 1 Million AP giveaway

December 2, 2009 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Aeria Games’ celebrates the game’s success with a HUGE prize.

Aeria Games is celebrating the launch of Open Beta for Grand Fantasia by hosting a leveling contest, the winner of which will receive 1 million Aeria Points (AP). The event comes after the conclusion of a successful Closed Beta period, in which the game attracted more participants than any other launch in the history of the publisher.

AP is a form of currency that can be used to purchase virtual items for games published by Aeria. All players who reach level 50 in Grand Fantasia before the contest end date will be entered into a raffle for the 1 million AP grand prize. Additionally, players who achieve the level goal will receive an exclusive in-game item, the Silver Sprite Trophy. Aeria Games has also announced that the first ten players of each class to reach level 35 will win 1,000 AP.

Grand Fantasia is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the magical world of Saphael. In addition to creating their own heroes, players can customize pets called “sprites” and use them to gather resources, create items, and salvage loot for parts. Those seeking a more action-oriented experience can participate in player-versus-player (PvP) combat, team-based battlefields, and challenging dungeons.

The 1 Million AP Giveaway contest will conclude on January 5, 2010.

http://grandfantasia.aeriagames.com/playnow

Battle of Kingdoms now available for download. Play before Closed Beta!

November 27, 2009 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

FUNMILY officially releases BATTLE OF KINGDOMS client, an MMORTS developed by Korea’s MOBICLE. BATTLES OF KINGDOMS adopted a 5 versus 5 strategic gameplay similar to DOTA. In BATTLE OF KINGDOMS, players are have a variety of heroes to choose and destroy their opponent’s castle.

After a series of development and tweaks, FUNMILY’s BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with the revolutionary Single Player Mode which stands out from other similar type games. Players are now able to download and instantly try out and explore BATTLE OF KINGDOMS before closed beta begins. All the heroes for the closed beta will be included in the Single Player Mode to facilitate the ease of challenges when closed beta begins.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS had scheduled 12 heroes to be available for selection during closed beta. These 12 heroes come from different dimension and gathers in the Kingdoms period. Each equipped with unique skills and abilities to conquer the kingdom. These available characters are Lu Bu, Zhuge Liang, Huang Zhong and Da Qiao from the Three Kingdoms Period, Wu Song and Pan Jin Lian from Water Margin Heroes, and various famous Japanese characters such as Hattori Hanz¨­, Abe no Seimei and Miyamoto Musashi to fascinate players. With the combination of other various heroes such as Zhang San Feng, Genghis Khan and Sun Tzu, it is a battle between different time and space which is one of its kinds.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with a practice mode within the game and it comes with a single lane map for selection. However, all the items and neutral creeps are still available for players to plan strategies and combos to take down the opposing team. Computer AI comes in 3 different grades for players to choose. During the closed beta the lobby will then only be opened up for players to begin their tourney of challenges.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS CLOSED BETA is scheduled early December and closed beta account is schedule to be given away on the 30th November 2009 through various channels.

Anticipating players please visit the official website for future updates.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS Official Website: http://bok.funmily.com

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