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Albion's next alpha test starts March 24

Jef Reahard

Sandbox Interactive wants you to know about its upcoming Albion Online alpha test. It starts on March 24th, and it will be "the biggest we've ever run," according to SI community manager Yasmin Babb. You can sign up for a key on the official Albion website, but be aware that there's a long waiting list. Albion's alpha FAQ states that keys are normally distributed between six and 10 days prior to the next testing phase.

Albion bills itself as the world's first true cross-platform sandbox MMORPG. Click past the cut for the full press release.

[Source: Sandbox Interactive press release]

First True Cross-Platform Sandbox MMO Invites Players To Elite Testing phase March 24th

Berlin, March 05, 2013 -- Sandbox Interactive today announced it will launch a closed alpha test for its highly-anticipated cross-platform sandbox MMORPG, Albion Online beginning March 24th. Players will need to act fast as there will be a limited number of keys available.

"Though this alpha test will be the biggest we've ever run, the number of keys is still limited and we are looking for critical feedback from fans as we reach this next phase," said Yasmin Babb, Community Manager at Sandbox Interactive. "Players should be on the lookout within the next few weeks for information about what potential testers can expect during the Albion Online alpha test."

Albion Online is a free-to-play medieval sandbox MMO set in a cross-platform world where players will conquer, colonize and defend territories all in a classless character customization system tailored for dynamic full loot PvP battles where every encounter is different.

The first true cross-platform MMO, Albion Online, will run on different devices including Windows, iOS and Android at the same time and in the same world. The game will go into beta in 2014 and players can get all the latest updates by following the game on Facebook at and Twitter: @albiononline, or on Google+ on YouTube at

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About Sandbox Interactive

We are Sandbox Interactive, an independent company founded in January 2012 and based in Berlin, Germany. We believe that the creation of your own world and interaction with other players are paramount to entertainment -- and both creating and interacting are best experienced in sandbox games. That's why we are extremely passionate about sandbox MMORPGs. Currently, we are a team of 12 full time employees and 9 freelancers, all working hard on our project Albion Online. Most of us are coders and artists. We believe that delivering a great product is most important. That's why we focus on our game rather than on marketing or a huge B2B network. And even more important, everyone in our team is still a gamer themselves and loves games. We hope that you will be able to feel this love in our game.

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