WorldAlpha DevBlog: Day 673 to Day 679: IndieGoGo and Closed Beta Keys
Well today we started our IndieGoGo campaign. Unlike many other IndieGoGo and Kickstarter campaigns that raise funds to create or complete a game, WorldAlpha will be completed without any additional funding. What our campaign is about is allowing you, our early fans, to get great rewards when we launch our game in March 2013. It will raise funds to increase our ad budget so that we can get more gamers playing WorldAlpha, and make it a more enjoyable experience for all. We also have stretch goals that will see WorldAlpha translated into a number of different languages. So, if you want to see WorldAlpha translated into your language, this would be a great reason to donate.
To donate or see more about our campaign go to:
I realize that not everyone can donate to the campaign, but everyone can help out by getting the word out regarding WorldAlpha, and the IndieGoGo campaign. So, get onto forums, irc, reddit, gaming sites, and similar avenues, and talk it up. Please though don’t spam people, but if you can mention it online or to family and friends please do.
I want to give a big thank you to anyone who is able to contribute, and also to all who let others know about WorldAlpha.
Our 3rd and final alpha is happening this Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 11th. This is going out to some select individuals and to everyone that supports the IndieGoGo campaign at the Bronze Level and above. To assure yourself a spot you need to contribute on, or before November 8th. We look forward to getting the feedback from our Alpha testers regarding the economy, politics and military modules as well get ready for closed beta later this month.
Closed Beta Keys
A lot of people have been asking when is closed beta, and how can we be a part of it. As mentioned a few weeks ago, our first closed beta will be November 22 to 26. Currently we have over 8,000 people who have signed up to take part in Beta. For this first beta we are going to limit it to around 1,000 beta keys that WorldAlpha is going to hand out. (We may also have some other sites hand out keys.) Everyone will be mailed around November 13th. We will also starting this week hand out some beta keys on Twitter and Facebook so if you want an early copy be sure to sign up there.
Finally, to secure beta keys for all of our closed betas, all you have to do is support our IndieGoGo campaign. Everyone who supports it will be given beta keys for all closed betas. So, if you want to secure your spot, please consider a donation. Thanks.
Citizen of the Week
Congratulations to Sani for being our Citizen of the Week for his really cool WorldAlpha country site
Sani will get $10 worth of EarthBucks once the game begins. I look forward to seeing what creative ways Citizens will think of promoting WorldAlpha and our IndieGoGo campaign this week.