Hello adventurers! As I'm sure you know, Genfanad servers are currently down as we work towards our enormous TCG update, Genfanad: The Contest of Gimmicks. And - as I'm sure you know - we announced around a month ago that we'll be holding a closed beta for Kickstarter backers & Patrons.
Today, we can announce that the closed beta will be arriving on the 20th October. Instructions for joining the beta can be found on Patreon - or, if you're a Kickstarter backer (with a Discord role), you'll automatically be added to the Beta channels in our Discord.
We'll be unlocking the #beta-signup channel in Discord later today - feel free to throw your name in there & we'll add you all to the beta on Friday.
If you're interested in joining the beta, as above, you can check out our Patreon (and join our Discord) to sign up.
We're also excited to announce our new trailer for The Contest of Gimmicks! Take a look here: https://youtu.be/RttP0TRYiNk
Before you rush off, though - we wanted to quickly talk about what this beta is. It is absolutely not a playable game. If anything, it's more of a tech demo. I'll talk more about this below.
Warning: the beta is not a game.
The beta is an opportunity for us to, more than anything, test our ideas. We want to see if our designs work, if they're fun, and if things need to be changed before we make the game live.
As above, it's more of a tech demo than anything. The beta will be missing most features that will appear in the full game. There's no non-combat skills, for example - and the map is extremely limited.
We'll also be clearing progress regularly, resetting things, and iterating. The point is for us to gain feedback quickly, and reply to it quickly.
So, if that sounds like your kind of thing, feel free to join us on Friday. If not, don't worry - we're aiming to get the game launched before the end of the year. You can play then.
Thanks again folks!