Cross-platform HTML5-based MMORPG Mad World is headed for closed beta next month, and Jandisoft has released a new closed beta trailer along with details on what to expect, as well as how to apply.
The closed beta test will start on September 15th and run through September 21st, with the actual start and end times to be confirmed. If you're interested in participating in the closed beta, you can either buy one of the game’s Founder’s Packs through the official shop, or apply for free on the game’s site and hope for an invite.
Packs you buy will come with a pass that guarantees access to all remaining tests and an early access period before launch. Yet they need a variety of players, so those interested will be entered into a drawing for invites on 9/14, with emails going out afterward.
After the final alpha test in May, the team has made a series of changes and improvements to the game, recently showing off boss designs and party combat in a trailer. Other improvements to expect in the first closed beta include a series of balance changes, improved combat controls, and tweaks to systems, as well as the addition of new content to test. This will be the focus of this first test.
Mad World’s dark world and post-apocalyptic story are also juxtaposed with the idea that there is still the possibility of hope, so it promises both a dark blend with monstrous enemies and dangers, but also maybe something positive to look out for or build. Even as you go to sign up for a potential beta invite, you’re greeted, amidst the dark imagery, with “Once More, Hope Shines upon World of Despair”.