Steam has opened up a new section in their store to buy alpha builds of games for the chance to playtest them as the developers work on them. UPDATE: Valve's official announcement added to the article.
That's a really neat feature to get the community involved. It'll definitely help make final versions of games more stable and hopefully well received by the community.
I got kenshi, looking forward to playing it tonight. I was interested by prison architect, but it's on the expensive side. which ones would you recommend? under the ocean looks interesting.
I've got my eye on Kenshi and Prison Architect myself actually, maybe Arma 3 if I can work up the nerve to try a shooter that in depth.
A fantastic idea.. I liked how Arma 3 done this and it helps independent developers finance the rest of their projects. Unfortunately though, while Arma 3 is considered "alpha" I don't think you'll find many alphas as bug free as this and it could damage the game's reputation in the long run.
How could it damage Arma 3's reputation?
It won't damage Arma 3's reputation becaus the Arma 3 alpha is more polished than some fully released games. I'm talking about other games alphas being filled with bugs.
This is the 3rd article that introduces Early Access
The first game on Early Access is Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Lol too late for that beta :)
Kerbal Space Program is REALLY fun if you're a NASA buff...
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