We will be opening the Academy 101 novice mode to Alpha testing tomorrow.

If all goes well we will be opening the system to our current subscriber base for Beta testing.

Several of the particle effects active, we will be expanding them as we keep moving forward.

Testing Goals:

1. Verifying it is VERY easy to enter the game and begin exploring the MegaWars system.

2. System combat is fun, and the new controls are easy to use.

3. Players feel a sense of accomplishment when completing the Academy 101 novice mode.

The background stars and effects are now handled by GPU accelerated graphics using the Microsoft XNA library.  In this screen shot my ship has been hit with lasers and the explosion is starting to expand around my ship.