Fear Takes Shape: DUBIUM Final Beta Test Adds Enhanced Gameplay Mechanics, Tutorial, and More

Posted March 28, 2023
SEOUL, South Korea, March 27, 2023— Today MUMO Studio launched the final public beta test for their next-level survival deception game, DUBIUM. Feedback from the community and continued development has led to compelling additions like a comprehensive in-game tutorial, a gadget workshop, and a character growth system with daily missions and rewards. The final test is a significant improvement over the successful Steam Next Fest test in October 2022 and gives players a clearer sample of what they can expect when DUBIUM launches into Steam Early Access later this year.

Dive into DUBIUM— no keys required! The open beta is available now on the DUBIUM Steam page, for anyone brave enough to take the plunge into outer space (alongside some suspicious fellow Frontiers). Players can explore MUMO Studio’s game of fun and treachery from March 27th to April 10th, 2023. Those interested in DUBIUM lore can get further immersed in the sci-fi world by watching the newly revealed prologue trailer, which debuted at the MIX. 

We’re proud to present the latest upgrades to DUBIUM, following the amazing community engagement we saw last fall. DUBIUM is an evolution of the social deduction genre that we hope delivers an immersive and satisfying gameplay experience.” says KiHoon Choi, CEO and Game Director at MUMO Studio. “Since DUBIUM’s space station includes many ways to interact, scheme, and survive, we heard from players that we needed to implement a robust tutorial with updated guide videos. DUBIUM may seem simple on its surface but players have been surprised by the depth it has to offer. We want to welcome new players with open arms, showing them all they can do as Frontiers and Traitors, while also offering a deeper understanding of the unique tools each character can access.
MUMO Studio tracked the top feedback from their 2022 closed beta, and implemented several important new features. The final beta adds a Frontier Training Center, where participants can play a full tutorial level under the guidance of the sassy Space Frontier Operator, Kerstin. Guide videos are also available to help players learn both basic and advanced elements of the game. Additional top-requested features added to the game include a new mini-game for solar panel repair, a mission progress bar for both Frontiers and Traitors, new weapon variations, balancing of some character gadgets, game mechanics, and controls, as well as a Gadget Workshop where players can upgrade elements of their characters’ tools across different tiers. 

Another major element of the final beta is a new character growth system with daily missions, which allows players to level up as they game. Daily missions provide small goals to achieve while playing; rewards consist of in-game currency, cosmetics, and an opportunity to unlock additional character perks. In order to gain significant rewards, players must survive and escape from the space station, which is no easy task. 

DUBIUM is a 5-player asymmetrical co-op survival deception game set in a near-future sci-fi universe that offers a unique take on the popular social deduction genre. Players take on the role of one of five characters, each labeled a Frontier or Traitor, and must escape from an abandoned space station by any means necessary. Frontiers will need to cooperate to repair and maintain space station systems while seeking out the cores required for everyone to escape. Players must stay alert, as the Traitor will sabotage the Frontiers’ efforts as they try to complete their own mission and escape using one of the two emergency escape pods. The Traitor needs to hide their identity and use deceit, treachery, and, if needed, murder, to escape the station unopposed. Everyone wants to get out alive. Trust no one.

DUBIUM will launch to Steam Early Access in 2023. Players who want to stay informed about DUBIUM news, check out the DUBIUM website, follow the game on Twitter and Facebook, and join the community Discord— and make sure to wishlist DUBIUM on Steam!

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