blog > Get ready for the Deckbound Heroes Closed Alpha!
Posted Thu Nov 12 2015 22:19:10
We’re exited to let you know about our plans for the Deckbound Heroes Closed Alpha
It’s coming! The Deckbound Heroes Closed Alpha will give invitees an opportunity to play the in-development version of Deckbound Heroes, provide feedback and unlock exclusive card backs and achievements.
If you’ve redeemed a Deckbound Tour Pass from one of our stands at E3, Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, Paris Games Week, Coxcon, EGX or Insomnia, or purchased an early access pack you’re already on the list… if not, keep an eye on your inbox over the coming days as we’ve got a limited number of Closed Alpha invites left.
Some notes on the Closed Alpha:
It’s an Alpha, it’s not feature complete the gameplay isn’t yet balanced… over the coming months we’ll be adding additional features like Structure & Minion cards, different maps and plenty of as-yet-unseen abilities.
The Alpha concentrates on the gameplay experience, not the card ownership system. You’ll be able to play with pre-built “demo” decks and cards (expanding over time as we QA more abilities). At some point in the Alpha you will be able to build decks yourself out of those demo cards and actual abilities. Card inception, trading and nomad pool features won’t be available until we move from Alpha to Beta.
You’ll be able to play against other players you invite, various versions of the AI and, later, other players participating in the Alpha via a match-making system.
Though the Alpha is invite only, we’re happy for you to share/broadcast/record anything you get access to. Be sure to send us an email or post in the forums if you’d like to arrange something specific.
We’ll be rolling out updates and changes on a regular basis, and communicating those via patch notes in the forums, where we’ll provide information about which features are enabled and what’s new.
Remember, if you got access to the Closed Alpha by virtue of Tour Pass you’ll also get a 2015 Tour-exclusive card back and a free pack of cards when we launch the card inception system during the transition from Alpha to Beta.
Keep an eye on your email for more information about how you can earn more exclusive Alpha-only card backs and achievements by playing the game and inviting your friends.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be sending out Alpha access links (you can log in directly from the same email address that you’re reading this with)… keep an eye on your inbox!
Thanks for your support — we’re very excited about you playing the game,
Gareth & the Deckbound team.
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