Game Engine, Alpha Launch, and More!

A good day to you all, fellow Neopians!

Today we bring you some compelling logistical details from the inner workings of the Neopets Metaverse. We hope that by the end of this article we will have answered some of your questions about the build and timeline of the Neopets Metaverse, so let’s get right to it!

The Game Engine

We are happy to announce that the Neopets Metaverse is being built using the Unity engine. For those less technologically adept, Unity is a game engine with cross-platform support for various formats: web, desktop, browser, mobile, console, and VR. The versatility of cross-platform support as well as the quality of 3D rendering were important aspects our development team considered in choosing to construct the Neopets Metaverse using Unity.

Alpha Launch and Our Updated Timeline

On the less technical side, we have some key updates regarding the timing of our Alpha Launch. Here is our most updated timeline for the release of the Neopets Metaverse:

August 2022

  • Private testnet Alpha launch (For Genesis Neopians and those of the community on the whitelist).
  • The platform will be desktop browser-based.

September 2022

  • Public Alpha launch.
  • The platform will be desktop browser-based.

Q4 2022

  • Release of desktop app versions of the Neopets Metaverse.

Q1 2023

  • Private and public Beta launch.
  • Mobile versions will be released concurrently with our Beta release.

Q2 2023 and beyond

Major updates on a quarterly basis included but not limited to:

  • Introduction of new features (such as the Land system).
  • Introduction of new Neopets species and items.
  • Introduction of Lands and plots.
  • Introduction of mini-games and other gameplay elements.

As you can see, our private testnet alpha launch is right on the horizon. September of this year will see our public alpha launch as well — both public and private alpha launches will be desktop browser-based. 2023 will usher in not only desktop app versions of the Neopets Metaverse but also our beta launch, complete with mobile versions of the game.

Final Thoughts

We sincerely hope that today’s update has given you a bit of insight into the ongoing development of the Neopets Metaverse. Please keep in mind that, as a project is always in flux during its development cycle, these dates are estimates and could be subject to change. We are very confident in our team’s progress throughout this entire development process and we look forward to bringing you the most awesome version of the Neopets Metaverse possible!

As always, we thank the community for their patience, participation, and enthusiasm as we get closer and closer to our release dates!

Be sure to catch up on all our Medium articles for deeper looks into all aspects of the Neopets Metaverse (3D character visuals, the core game loop, our website and Genesis Neopian perks, and more).

Follow us on our social channels below for all our future updates!

Website: https://neopetsmeta.io

Discord: https://discord.gg/neopets-metaverse

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeopetsMeta

Disclaimer:

This article is issued on behalf of, and with the consent of Neopets Inc. and is intended for informational purposes only regarding potential future plans. It is not intended to be legally binding, nor is it intended to be an offer, solicitation, or advice of any kind. Any forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual events to differ materially. No reliance should be placed on any such forward-looking statements or information. The initiatives in this article, if they proceed, may not be available to all persons in all jurisdictions and are subject to change. No regulatory authority in any jurisdiction has examined or approved this article or any part thereof. Please always read any applicable terms and conditions carefully and seek trusted advice as needed.

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Neopets Metaverse

Neopets Metaverse

A free-to-play, play-and-earn, community-driven, Web3 virtual pet game based on the original Neopets classic!