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Distribution Platform for releasing a closed beta?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by Cpaz, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. Cpaz

    Cpaz Member

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    I'm looking for a platform (ideally a free one, i'd like to hear of others anyway) where I could release a beta for bug testing and feedback. I'd rather not have to deal with platforms like steams early access due to the already existent stigma and high standards people place on it.
    Also the fact that steam expects these to be paid early access, which isn't what I had in mind.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction on this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    Steam has a closed beta system for games
     
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  3. maru_th_undrtkr

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    why not itch.io
     
  4. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Itchio has a system like this too, where you can have the game page work like normal (including uploading new versions of files) but only invited people can access it. Combine it with account-locked download keys and bam, you have a working closed beta.
     
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  5. Niels

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    Itch.io
     
  6. Cpaz

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    I have not heard of this. Conceptually, it sounds like i have my first pick. Thanks!
     

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