The alpha and the beta versions of Junction Gate have different sets of features. This page will explain why and highlight the differences between the two versions.
The alpha was developed quickly as a prototype to test various gameplay and UI elements. It was released to over 60,000 testers and their feedback both improved the alpha and provided the basis for the future beta.
Because the alpha was only meant to be a prototype, when the beta began, development on the alpha stopped. This means that the alpha, even though it has dozens of hours of gameplay, is incomplete and does contain some known bugs, especially towards the end of longer games.
The beta is currently under development and will address many of the shortcomings of the alpha, add more features, and become the foundation for future ports to other platforms. It is being tested with a private group of testers and will be released for a public beta test once it is further along in development.
Notice: Because Junction Gate is under development, this feature set is subject to change. It will be updated periodically, but may not always reflect the current status of the game.