If you've been tracking the progress of Dystopia via the team's .plan files you'll be aware of the amount of work the team has gotten through over the last few weeks. We've passed a number of milestones and the general air of excitement around the team is sensational. All of the development team and a collection of hand picked testers have been putting Dystopia through it's paces on our testing server, graciously hosted by the Australian Professional Gaming Network. As well as a mountain of positive feedback, our testers have helped us stamp out many bugs and fix many balance issues.
Answering everyone's biggest question; no we aren't currently looking for more testers. Our plan is to run this closed testing until Dystopia is feature complete and we have most of our art assets in game. When we kick off the open beta, everyone will be able to download the mod and begin to jack in and kick ass. However, we are not announcing a time frame for this. It will simply be released when it's done.
To show off some of the recent work done by the team, I'm happy to release renders showing off the model for the Corporation Security Force's Light and Medium Augmented classes and also a render showing off the recently completed NPC street bum. This shabby fellow and his dog Scrappy will be some of the NPC characters which help fill out Dystopia's game world. All three of these models are in game and functioning.