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โ€œ Instead of risking lots of time and making a full minigame and all the strain that goes with it, we can use the Prototype Lobby to rapidly test new ideas, freeing up more development time to work on updates and quality of life improvements to other classic games across the server. โ€ž
โ€”Simon (Hypixel)


The Prototype Lobby (a.k.a. Prototype or PTL) is an area on the server where games in Beta or Alpha stages are tested. When playing Prototype Games you can earn Hype, you can use this Hype to add to games that you enjoy. Games with the most Hype will be added as a proper game in the future, games that don't have much Hype will be removed eventually. Sometimes the Admins might keep a game even if the Hype count is low.

It was announced on January the 5th 2017 by Hypixel[1].

๐Ÿข‚ Welcome to the Prototype Lobby
All games in this lobby are currently in development.
Click here to leave feedback! โฎž https://hypixel.net/PTL

Games[]

There have been a total of 19 games added to the lobby since it was originally released.

Current[]

There are currently 2 games in the Prototype Lobby:

Game Date Added to Prototype
SkyBlock June 11, 2019[2]
Sheep Wars April 15, 2024[3]

Released[]

There are 11 games in the Prototype Lobby that were released as full minigames, either standalone or to another lobby:

Game Date Added (PTL) Date Released Other
Bed Wars January 19, 2017[4] June 29, 2017[5]
Murder Mystery February 20, 2017[6] September 20, 2017[7]
Duels January 19, 2017[4] March 2, 2018[8]
Zombies July 5, 2017[9] June 21, 2018[10] Arcade Lobby
Hide and Seek November 2, 2017[11] June 21, 2018[10] Arcade Lobby
The Bridge March 28, 2018[12] October 24, 2018[13] Duels Lobby
The Pit February 26, 2018[14] April 21, 2020[15]
Capture the Wool September 21, 2018[16] August 26, 2020[17] Arcade Lobby
Wool Wars March 15, 2022[18] May 11, 2022[19]
Pixel Party October 20, 2021[20] September 6, 2022[21] Arcade Lobby
Dropper July 25, 2022[22] September 14, 2023[23] Arcade Lobby

Removed[]

There are 6 games in the Prototype Lobby that were removed after testing:

Game Date Added (PTL) Date Removed
Survival Dash January 19, 2017[4] February 14, 2017[24]
UHC Deathmatch January 19, 2017[4] February 14, 2017[24]
Battle Royale January 8, 2018[25] September 5, 2018[26]
King Of The Hill May 14, 2018[27] November 19, 2019[28]
TowerWars January 9, 2019[29] February 1, 2022[30]
Invaders December 14, 2021[31] March 15, 2022[32]

Unreleased[]

Announced games not released to the Prototype Lobby:

  • Siege (Shelved due to issues in development)

Sources[]

  1. โ†‘ Announcing the Prototype Lobby - Help us test new games + features by Simon
  2. โ†‘ New Prototype Game - Hypixel SkyBlock by Jayavarmen
  3. โ†‘ "New Prototype Game: Sheep Wars" by Brandonjja (April 15, 2024)
  4. โ†‘ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The Prototype Lobby (PTL) is now live! Help us playtest cool new stuff by FarAfield
  5. โ†‘ Bed Wars v1.0 is live! Play the full release now by FarAfield
  6. โ†‘ New PTL Game - Murder Mystery by FarAfield
  7. โ†‘ Murder Mystery v1.0 is now live! by FarAfield
  8. โ†‘ Duels 1.0 Update - Duels Lobby, New Modes, New Maps, Tournaments and more! by Nitroholic_
  9. โ†‘ Introducing Hypixel Zombies - Play it now in the PTL by aPunch
  10. โ†‘ 10.0 10.1 Arcade Update - Zombies, Hide and Seek and more! by ConnorLinfoot
  11. โ†‘ New Game - Hide and Seek by FarAfield
  12. โ†‘ New PTL Game - The Bridge by aPunch
  13. โ†‘ Duels Update v1.3 - The Bridge Duels, New Maps, Map Terrain and more! by Nitroholic_
  14. โ†‘ New PTL Game - The Hypixel Pit by Minikloon
  15. โ†‘ The Pit Update 1.0.0 - Release! by Minikloon
  16. โ†‘ Capture The Wool - New Prototype Game Live Now! by Jayavarmen
  17. โ†‘ Capture the Wool 1.0 Update - Release to Arcade Games by OrangeMarshall
  18. โ†‘ New PTL Game: Wool Wars by Dueces
  19. โ†‘ Wool Wars - v1.0 is released! by Hypixel Team
  20. โ†‘ New PTL Game: Pixel Party by Externalizable
  21. โ†‘ Pixel Party v1.0 - Release to Arcade Games by Hypixel Team
  22. โ†‘ New PTL Game - Dropper by Hypixel Team
  23. โ†‘ Dropper v1.0 - Arcade Release & Rotations by Hypixel Team
  24. โ†‘ 24.0 24.1 The State of PTL - Bed Wars update, Removing UHC + Survival Dash & More by FarAfield
  25. โ†‘ Hypixel Battle Royale (v0.1) is live to test for all players by FarAfield
  26. โ†‘ Battle Royale Development Update by LyallPD
  27. โ†‘ New PTL Game: King of the Hill by Likaos
  28. โ†‘ Removing King of the Hill from the Hypixel PTL by Donpireso
  29. โ†‘ New PTL Game: TowerWars by Likaos
  30. โ†‘ Removing TowerWars from PTL by ChiLynn
  31. โ†‘ New Prototype Game: Invaders by RapidTheNerd
  32. โ†‘ https://hypixel.net/forums/game-invaders.220/
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