Developer Diary 24 – Beta Test Announced

We’re starting the beta test for UoC II in ten days or so. If you don’t mind spoilers and have a high tolerance for bugs, please apply and help us make it an awesome wargame.

The beta application is open to everybody. We will ask a few questions, and invite a select group of testers based on the replies. Don’t be sad if you’re not invited – the application form is there to weed out the obvious trolls, and apart from that we mostly pick people at random.

How to Apply

The test will run from Oct 21. Before applying, please consider whether you have enough free time during the first week of the test. You’ll be needing several hours to familiarize yourself with the game, and then provide feedback and comment. We need all of this (including feedback) to happen during the first week of the test, otherwise it’s of limited usefulness to the project.

Some technical notes about the beta: we will be testing a Steam version of the game, on Windows. Mac and non-Steam versions are planned, but not being tested right now.

If you plan on testing multiplayer, note that only hotseat will work in this version. Again, online multiplayer is planned, but not being tested this time. The scenario editor is included.

If you still think this is something you want to do, please throw your name in the hat here: bit.ly/UoC2Beta

We look forward to seeing you in the beta forum!

In Other News

I haven’t posted anything on this blog since July. I guess that’s how you know we’re really working then. 😂

Occasionally we’ve been live-streaming from our Steam page, and if you want to catch yourself up on that, check out this YouTube replay.

Our Steam community posts are worth a read for the little teasers and reveals. Here we show the cards system, with an Opel Blitz pretending to be a GMC. In this other one, we tease out how the in-game upgrades work.

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If you’re spoiler averse, or you have a mac, or you just don’t have time to help these people with their game… anyway, you get the point, you don’t have to be in the beta, the game is releasing in November which should be soon enough.

We’re in the home stretch now, thanks for your support and for following these diaries. The next one will have the word release somewhere in the title. Life is good.

Cheers,

Tomislav

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11 Responses to Developer Diary 24 – Beta Test Announced

  1. NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait!

    Good luck on the finishing lap dear developers!

  2. Marko Hladnik says:

    November! Such good news 🙂 Well, you did promise a short beta …

  3. Rob says:

    Hoping I can jump in Beta as I’ve been watching this one for a long, long while for eXplorminate.net

  4. tom says:

    @Benjamin, Marko: cheers 🙂

    @Rob: I will make sure you are invited, but do note that journos are also bound by confidentiality during the beta. Once the beta is over, we release you from this obligation so you can post your coverage, of course.

  5. Petter says:

    How long will the beta be? I can expect to lock myself in my room on Christmas Eve because I am occupied with the full game?

  6. tom says:

    @Petter: the full game should be out by Christmas rain or shine. Regarding how long the beta, who knows: ideally 2-3 weeks and we’re done, but we’ll see…

    Cheers!

  7. Paul Thomas Dean says:

    Hi I hope I’m what your looking for in tester, I’m not good with teck but I do like WW2 strategy games. thanks

  8. Charles says:

    I would like to Apply
    cdcool on Steam
    cdcool@att.net
    30 Years Military gaming experience.

  9. General Brooks says:

    I applied for beta testing, I think I have a lot of experience, but I haven’t received your invitation.
    I understand that you are not interested in my participation? It’s a pity because I have 2 weeks of free time now and I could help you.
    In any case, I wish you fruitful work, and quick release of the game
    Bye

  10. Happydaze says:

    A couple nights ago I watched Raptor’s movie on YT where he is fighting the Normandy invasion. It was great! Now I want more than ever to get my own hands on this game.

  11. mikado says:

    Is there a german campaign as well?

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