Labyrinth Kickstarter and Hands-on (time sensitive!)

Over this past weekend, Wayne Karo from Free Range Games sent us an email to tell us about the Labyrinth Kickstarter, which is now entering its final two days.  It sounds like one of our regular readers pledged to support Labyrinth and during the campaign suggested to Free Range Games that they should ask us […]

Zems Kickstarter (and alpha)

It would seem that Impulse Ltd. is pulling out all of the stops at once when it comes to their new online card game, Zems.  What with launching their open alpha test a few days ago and then the Zems Kickstarter going live yesterday, it feels like all Zems all the time! If you recall, […]

Zems Open Alpha

It has been awhile since we talked about Zems, the new online card and tactical turn-based game from Team Impulse.  I was on the verge of posting about the Zems alpha a few weeks ago, but then suddenly it was postponed.  Well, the Zems alpha is once again back on the table, and in fact […]

Eternal Arenas Kickstarter

So it looks like the makers of FORCED are back with a new game, and thanks to our good friend Kusaha for emailing us about this.  This time BetaDwarf have decided to take the crowdfunding route with the FORCED: Eternal Arenas Kickstarter. From what I am gathering from the Eternal Arenas information, it does indeed […]

Chronicle Closed Beta Registration

Good heavens, another online collectible card game is in the pipeline.  This new and emerging CCG is time from Jagex, the makes of the very popular RuneScape.  I suppose it was only natural to base another game on RuneScape and thus we we will soon have Chronicle: RuneScape Legeneds to tool around with.  More importantly […]

Fangold Alpha and Beta Registration

You may or may not have heard about this, but Italian game developer Potato Killer Studios have been working on a new MMORPG call Land of Britain that is going to be heavily based on the wonderful three faction RvR gameplay that Dark Age of Camelot revolutionized.  While they are hard at work on Land […]

The Death List for August 2015

My, how the time flies.  It is mid September already so let’s return to last month and recap all of the game testing news in the Death List for August 2015.  One thing that really stood out last month is just how many Kickstarters were launched and then subsequently cancelled.  I didn’t bother listing them […]

Another Ancestory Beta Key Giveaway

[Update: gone already.  Gamers are clearly interested in trying Ancestory!  We will keep you posted about possibly getting more keys yet again.] The flurry of beta key giveaways last week included a bunch of paired beta keys for Ancestory, the new tactical turn-based game from Kajak Games.  Those keys went really quick, which both delighted […]

Ancestory Beta Key Giveaway (all gone for now)

[Update: Sheesh, those keys went fast!  Stay tuned for more keys in the near future!] I imagine most of you don’t remember this, but last November we bent our own rules a little bit and reported on a Steam Greenlight launch, specifically the Ancestory Greenlight.  We did this as a favour to Kajak Games (formerly […]

Zems Alpha Event

Back in June we told you about the alpha registration for Zems, an in-development online card game that mixes in some tactical positioning as part of its gameplay.  Well good news on the alpha testing front, because the good folks over at Team Impulse have set this coming weekend to hold the first Zems alpha […]

Nova Blitz Kickstarter and Open Alpha

OK, I know, we already told you about the Nova Blitz open alpha last week, but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to remind all of you about it, especially since the Nova Blitz Kickstarter went live yesterday.  The Nova Blitz open alpha is a great way to try before you buy! As we said last […]

Nova Blitz Open Alpha

I noticed an article over on PC Gamer last night regarding Nova Blitz, a new online collectible card game from Dragon Foundry.  Currently the Nova Blitz open alpha client (Windows and Mac) is available for you to download and try! Like all collectible card games, players will need to collect cards and construct their own […]

Zems Alpha Registration

So here is another interesting testing opportunity that came to us via our Twitter feed.  The good folks behind the new Zems tactical card game reached out to us through Twitter to let us know about their new game and that the Zems alpha registration is live and waiting for you to sign up! There […]

Spellweaver Open Beta Incoming

As we have mentioned in the past, a couple of our guys here at DBB, Zhenya and Simokon, are both heavily into online trading card games (TCGs).  I dabble in them here and there although I simply don’t have the time to commit to becoming good at them and being clever enough to build viable […]

World of Tanks Generals Open Beta

Back in February we told you about the beta registration for World of Tanks Generals, the new online collectible card game from, the makers of the popular World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, World of Warships, World of Bicycles, and so on.  Well, as of today the World of Tanks Generals open beta is […]

Epic Everything Kickstarter

As we have alluded to (or just outright told you), a couple of us here at DBB, myself and Zhenya, have been playing some online collectible cards games, with HEX being the most notable example.  Actually, let me qualify that statement a little bit…Zhenya has been playing HEX and I have been getting my ass […]