Bright Star Studios has announced the official Alpha Playtest phase for Ember Sword, a highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) designed to offer an immersive and engaging experience for players worldwide. The Alpha Playtest is scheduled for April 18th and 19th, 2023, with two sessions planned for each day, and the Beta release/second Playtest is expected to arrive in August.
We are finally in a stage in our journey where we can begin to open our doors to our future players and our wider community.
It’s time to reimagine the game!
— Ember Sword (@PlayEmberSword) April 5, 2023
Before the Playtests, Bright Star Studios will host a live stream event on April 17th featuring a Q&A session with Senior Community Manager Thor Østenkær and Ember Sword Game Director Max Zimnukhov. During the event, the team will showcase the current Alpha gameplay, which will be available on the Ember Sword Twitch channel and later uploaded as a full VoD on their YouTube channel.
Participants with a verified Ember Sword account will have the opportunity to take part in the Playtests, although participation will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis due to capacity constraints. Those who are unable to attend the first Playtest due to high demand will have the chance to participate in the next event in August.
During the Playtests, players will be able to experience five main questlines, including “The Capital,” “A Crafting Expedition,” “The Bandit Threat,” “The Treasure Hunt,” and “The Arena,” each offering a unique gameplay experience featuring various mechanics, such as PvE combat, resource collection, exploration, puzzle-solving, and PvP combat. Additionally, players will be able to explore Ember Sword’s expansive open world, discovering hidden treasures, secret locations, and formidable foes.
Once the Playtest is completed, Bright Star Studios will encourage players to provide feedback about their experience. The studio values community input and will use it to improve the game’s ongoing development. The game will be accessible through any device with a sufficient internet connection and the minimum version of Chrome 108 or Edge 108. Each playtest session will run for a limited time of up to 30 minutes.
In summary, the Ember Sword Alpha Playtest is an exciting opportunity for players to gain insight into the game’s development and provide feedback to help shape the game’s overall experience. While the Playtest is not a finished version, it will offer players a glimpse into the game’s mechanics and immersive world. With two Playtests scheduled for this year, players will have plenty of opportunities to participate and help improve the game.