After many months of work I'm happy to announce that the Noble's Land Alpha 0.6 test will begin next week, on Monday December 22, 2014. Although the game is DEFINITELY in an early state, I feel letting players into the world will only be beneficial over time. Beginning Monday, anyone can download Noble's Land and play for free. There is no planned stop date for the test, I'll keep it going as long as I can. For now, I won't be able to host a 24/7 server, simply because I lack a second PC to dedicate to the cause. Until enough donations come in to build a proper server I'll be putting the server up in waves. I'll try me best to leave it up as long as I can, but the longer it's up the less I can work.
Once the test kicks off my first task will be fixing any immediate bugs players report to make sure everything is stable and playable. After that, I'll start working on new features and content. Patches will happen, on what I assume will be, a regular basis. You'll have to keep in mind that because of the early state of the game, you will be testing first and foremost. There is always the chance there is catastrophic failure, progress might not be saved, the economy could go to hell, the whole nine yards. Again, I'll do what I can to keep things happy and smooth but continued development will remain my main focus.
Over the next week I'll be doing some small promotion work to get people excited. There will be a few Dev Blogs detailing the main features currently in-game, a wiki style site with help and information, and a play testing stream where you can get a sneak peak of what's coming.
I can't wait to see how this goes. I'm both excited and scared. I look forward to seeing you in-game.