February 17, 2020 – Bublar Group has announced that it has opened the second beta test of its augmented reality mobile game ‘Otherworld Heroes’. The game is built on Bublar’s proprietary gaming platform and is a location-based MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) where players can both see and collaborate with each other on the map.
Further development of Otherworld Heroes has been ongoing since the first beta test in April 2019 and in the fourth quarter the last major building blocks were completed for the beta test, which is now underway before launch later in 2020. Last year, the Otherworld Heroes trailer (above) was published, and the company’s marketing activities have started to build knowledge of the game ahead of launch.
“We started this journey with a dream to build a fantastic and innovative location-based game that will end up in a sweet spot in the best of worlds from World of Warcraft and Pokémon GO. Thanks to the team’s hard work and magically valuable feedback from our players from the first test period, we have managed to create the world’s first and largest location-based MMORPG where the entire planet forms the playing field,” said Wictor Hattenbach, Game Studio Director, Bublar Group.
The first beta test was conducted in April 2019 when the technology was tested in order to provide valuable feedback and KPIs for Bublar. Data was collected from over 6,000 players from 70 countries and formed the basis and validation for further development of the game, according to the company.
During the upcoming beta test period, everyone who participated in the first test period will be re-invited. The players who remain active with their heroes in the game will be able to continue and bring their “in-game progression” into the next test period. Bublar stated that new players will also be welcomed into the game, as well as everyone who has registered via the game’s website, which has been in part a result of paid user acquisition in strategically selected markets and locations around the world, in accordance with the game’s launch strategy.
The new beta version of the location-based game MMORPG for iOS and Android includes more missions, new enemies, resources to push players on in their adventures through multiple worlds of the game (so-called ‘Dimensions’), which marks a difference from the first beta version in which players only got to experience a single world.
Several new features are added wherein teams of players can take on different challenges. The game also supports new social features, including clans, often referred to as “guilds” in other games where players can form teams through their clan affiliation and work together to fight enemies, gather resources and solve missions to unlock unique rewards.
Video credit: Bublar Group/YouTube
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