25 th February 2002 :: Beta
As you probably already know, Dune Generations
has gone alpha since last November. This means that
about a hundred players have been testing the game in
order to improve it, in preparation for the beta.
Unlike most of the actual online games, Dune Generations
offers a truly persistent world; even when you disconnect,
the game goes on. This results in a great complexity
and implies that a lot of adjustments are necessary
before we open the game for a real beta.
The alpha is now coming to an end. The test has allowed
us to identify many aspects of the game that still need
work. One example is the interfaces, which many players
have found to be hard to understand and to use. Redoing
these interfaces will require several weeks; therefore,
we have decided to delay the opening of the beta until
this problem is fixed, in order to provide beta testers
with interfaces that are closer to the ones we will
use in the final version.
However, we will need more testers for the last phase
of the alpha. Some of the players who have registered
to become beta testers will receive an invitation to
join the alpha in the coming weeks.
Many thanks to all of you for your patience and support!
January 2002 :: New screenshots
15 November 2001 : New Forums !
We are pleased to be able to announce our new
Forums. A full set of functions is provided,
such as personalization of messages, user profiles,
search of archives, etc.
There are two sections, in English and in French:
- The "General Forum" allows you to express
yourself on all subjects relating to Dune Generations.
- The "Development Forum" is more specifically
reserved for discussions on game design and questions
addressed to the Development Team.
Note ! Even if you were
already registered in the old forums, to access
the New Forums you must re-register.
The old forums are still accessible to consult posted
messages, but you can no longer answer them there
To access the archives of the old forums, click
10 October 2001 :: Beta test !
to the Dune generations Beta test is now available. The
Beta version will only be in English. The number of beta
testers might be limited, so sign-up