Development progress

First concepts are created

Alex has for a long time had a dream of creating a transcendent and seemingly boundless virtual world. He starts working on the first concepts for Freeland VR, and towards finding the solutions needed to make the vision a reality.

June 20, 2018

Development stage

The development is starting, and the core mechanics for VR interaction and networking are created.

June 02, 2019

First internal test

The first internal test took place, testing the server and networking functions of an early build of Freeland VR.

July 24, 2019

Level design and further conceptualization

The foundation of what is now called Prime Meridian is shaped and core gameplay mechanics are being tested, such as driving vehicles and riding mounts. 

Sept 04, 2019

University prize won

Alex wins a prize for his work on Freeland from his University: Mid Sweden University. Link here

Nov 28, 2019

Preparing for first public showcase

The first trailer and public showcase is being prepared, as well as this website.

Dec 26, 2019

First trailer and public showcase

The first trailer is released and the interest grows on our Facebook page, at this stage we also launched our Discord.

Jan 26, 2020

First pre-alpha tests begin

We launch pre-alpha testing to our Discord community, where wonderful people from all over the world join the tests over the coming months. The results are succesful and the impressions are good. The servers handle the players fine, and the gameplay is mostly working as expected with improvements to come.

May 29, 2020

Grant from MIUN Innovation

Alex wins a grant from Miun Innovation to support the work with Freeland VR. Miun Innovation also supports Alex with business advice over the coming year.

May 29, 2020

Further pre-alpha testing

More pre-alpha testing is done over the summer and autumn of 2020, as well as more internal testing in the winter of 2020. A lot of new features are added and many bugs are fixed. Features such as combat, improvement of the building system, more vehicles to drive including boats, jetskis, airplane and helicopter are worked on and implemented and level design is enhanced.

June 15, 2020

Work on the large open universe

A lot of work is done on putting together and improving all of the planets into a grand persistent universe, as well as preparing a new official trailer to be released. This is done simultaneously as alpha-testing goes on.

July 20, 2020

Release of the full vision

We release the new trailer showing the universe of Freeland VR.

Apr 16, 2021

Alpha testing

We released a new version for Alpha testing, moving from Pre-alpha to Alpha. Over 80 testers joined this alpha test, and they got to explore four planets of the Freeland Universe. There is a gameplay trailer on our YouTube showing this called (Alpha One, gameplay footage).

Nov 13, 2021

Kickstarter launching

We are launching our Kickstarter to a great start. Kickstarter page

Dec 07, 2021

Kickstarter succesful and new alpha tests

We collected 118.000 Euro from our amazing 1183 backers. Kickstarter page Alpha tests are done with the Kickstarter backers working our way towards the closed beta.

Jan 07, 2022

Quest 2 Standalone Alpha

We start the new alpha tests for Meta Quest 2 standalone devices. A patch note of all the changes is available here

August 24, 2022

Closed beta version for backers

We release a closed beta version only for the Kickstarter backers. 

March 18, 2023

Closed beta for public

It's time to get some more testers into the game. We sell closed beta keys to gamers who are interested in Freeland VR.

June 27, 2023

Early access release

We release Freeland VR in early access. 

Early 2024

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