Developer looking to kick off Wheel of Wealth v3 beta, looking for Windows Phone testers

Wheel of Wealth is an established game for Windows Phone, having been with us for almost two years. We've covered the game multiple times in the past, but today the developer is opening up the beta for version 3 to consumers. Billed as the "first major overhaul," version 3 has been completely rewritten from the ground up and sports numerous improvements. Interested? Read on and sign-up today.

An official blog post has been published on the developer website, detailing the following as a tease of what's new in version 3:

  • Player profiles
  • Friends list
  • Ability to block players
  • All new solo play game mode
  • Offline play functionality (locally stored puzzles)

The above and more is stated to be planned for not only the Windows Phone 8 version of Wheel of Wealth, but Windows Phone 7 owners will also be able to take full advantage of new features and improvements. The team also plans to support legacy consumers in the future, so long as OS restrictions don't affect them adding new stuff. Local WiFi play and real-time multiplayer modes are also in the works, though not confirmed for this update.

Wheel of Wealth Windows 8

Also available on Windows 8

The Beta Test

As noted above, Wheel of Wealth version 3 is currently in beta and is set up on a temporary mirror server. This will ensure users who continue to use the current live versions of the game won't be affected by changes made to the game and back-end systems. So how does one get involved? If you've got a Windows Phone, you're sorted (Windows 8 beta will follow later).

The initial build is for Windows Phone 7, but this version is said to also be applicable to Windows Phone 8. More advanced features (WP8 only) will be introduced at a later point in the beta. Should you be a massive fan of Wheel of Wealth, you'll want to hop onto this beta train and help shape the future of the title. 

Simply head on over to the developer's mailing list to sign your name on the dotted line and you're done. Require an incentive for participating? How about some exclusive in-game content for testers, once version 3 of the game goes gold? Testing of Wheel of Wealth will commence in the coming weeks.

Source: Shantek Studios

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.