You can view a more detailed breakdown on our roadmap over on Medium, but check out the infographic below for the main dates and roadmap items:
First off — Guild of Guardians is currently in development, and will continue to be in development for a very long time. We have a multi-year roadmap!
As part of development, we invited select members of the community to playtest a demo of Guild of Guardians, which was called the Pre-Alpha Demo. This was an opportunity for the community to have an impact on what actually becomes of GOG. It also served as a small thank you for coming along with us on this journey and is ‘proof’ of the progress the team is making!
The demo included limited (unpolished) content, wasn't connected to the blockchain and was run for a limited period of time.
Once the Pre-Alpha demo is complete, we’ll compile our learnings and apply them to the game, while also working on blockchain integrations in the backend. There is a lot of work to be done with many unknowns. This is due to the multiple complex systems that all involve NFTs and tokens, which work together as part of the core gameplay.
Blockchain + untested economies = high risk, and this is why alpha (testnet) will be run on testnet.
We are still planning to incentivise and reward players, however, we will do so in a controlled environment that will allow us to better optimise for learning.
Further, Alpha Testnet will run for an indeterminate period of time and this will depend on how our systems respond to players from both a technical and design perspective.
Alpha Testnet will include the core systems and content in Guild of Guardians, but players should still anticipate that it is “unpolished” and will continue to be improved.
Once we’re ready (based on data and feedback), we will then proceed to the next phase of launching Guild of Guardians on mainnet. Beta Mainnet will aim to be a more polished and robust version of Alpha (Testnet), both in terms of gameplay and systems. It may also include changes to balance or game features, depending on feedback from the previous launches.
The final phase of Guild of Guardians is to have live operations with regular updates. Our goal here is to have a polished game that can onboard millions of players. We have plans to release additional features, systems and gameplay modes.