Update #7 - Backer Beta
We’ve received a number of requests for early access. It seems like something a lot of people are interested in, so we’ve been batting around some ideas about how to best address it.
We’re pleased to announce that we’re going to be running a BACKER BETA for one month prior to launch on PC & Mac. How do you get in on this? Easy, back us at any level that includes the game on Kickstarter. Already done so? Cool! You’re in. Thank you for your support, we appreciate it, and are happy to add this as an extra for you all.
Kickstarter is the only way to get into this beta. Once the campaign ends, so does the ability to get in before the masses.
The Backer Beta is going to be an important time for us, when we’re doing last minute fixes and changes, and re-tuning the game before release. Your feedback and participation during this time will be incredibly valuable to us.
Some folks have suggested that we add early access at a higher tier, to incentivize people to raise their pledges. We thought about that, but decided it would be way better to give it to everyone as a thank you, and hope that it brings more people on board who don’t want to miss out. If it doesn’t bring more people on, that’s fine… we’re happy to add it as a thank you for everyone who’s already decided to help out.
If you do know someone who’s been on the fence, let them know. If you want to be one of the first to stream the game, to share screenshots, or to provide us feedback before we go live to a larger audience, this will be the way to become a part of all that.
Before we end this message, we did want to give a quick shout out to a friend of ours. Subaltern Games is based out of an office almost directly over our heads (we’ve discussed installing a fireman’s pole to connect the offices). We love sharing local projects, and any success in the world of Boston game dev makes us happy. Their game is called No Pineapple Left Behind. You can check it out here.
For everyone who’s backed: Thank you so much! We hope the backer beta helps express our appreciation for the support you’ve given.
Forrest & the team