A beta test is a way for you to play GALAHAD 3093 in before it is even released and give us feedback! Just by participating we'll be collecting technical data on how things are working, but your opinions are also critical.
This lets you see what we are working on, how it is progressing, and give us feedback. Some testing is for us to examine very specific things while others are for game play and mechanics evaluation. Sometimes it is just a general test to see what happens and gather feedback.
First of all, you are definitely going to be seeing how the sausage is made. This means things are far from done, and generally you are observing raw game development in various states of polish (or lack thereof). Games are not born perfect; they evolve over time and beta testers help guide this process.
So, each time we test, expect things to change and be in various degrees of disrepair. Entire game systems may be missing, and the whole thing is not a representation of the final product yet. But that's okay, Rome was not coded in a day.
Beta testing happens on Steam. So you'll need a Steam account.
A beta test happens during specific hours on specific days. We'll notify you of when the test will take place via email and news posts on the GALAHAD 3093 Steam page. If you can't make it, don't worry, there will be another test coming along eventually.
When we email you about an upcoming beta test, we'll include a Steam Beta key and instructions on how to use it. You'll then be able to install the beta version of GALAHAD 3093 from Steam and join the game during the specified time window.
We will have a discord server setup for immediate feedback with the designers and engineers to give your impressions. The Steam discussion forums will also be monitored by these same individuals.
Nopidy nopidy nope. We'll only use your email to send you notifications of GALAHAD 3093 beta info and any important updates related to the game (such as when we go into Early Access, etc.). The email will also have a link to 'unsubscribe' from the list if you don't want to be bothered further.
Nothing but your time and a sore trigger finger. Participating in a beta is free, but understand any advancement you make in the game during beta testing can and will be reset at any time.