You may have noticed that the Aurora beta became stuck on round 4104. The server ran into an unrecoverable error, and we are not able to restart the game at this time. Our database system that will back up games in the future is still in development, but will be completed before we launch Space, so that any errors like this that crop up will be able to be recovered from. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
The Aurora Beta has been extremely helpful to us, as it has helped us identify many bugs, the need for additional features, and stress test the server. We thank you all for participating – I know many of you had amassed quite large fleets!

There will be at least one more beta before the launch of Space. More details on that will be forthcoming. Keep an eye here, and we also plan to send an email notice about the start of the next beta.

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