If you have already pre-ordered, you can download the Beta here.
For those who want to pre-order the game and also try out the Beta, you can do so here. (Note: for Windows.)
This an early Beta release. This is a way to offer people who have pre-ordered a sneak peek into the game, as well as an opportunity for them to offer feedback on features they think would be useful, awesome, and so on, if incorporated into the game.
Things should start moving fairly quickly now, with new features being added in quick succession.
Please remember in any feedback: many features that will be in the final game are NOT in the current Beta.
Please note we may not be able to respond to all feedback. We encourage feedback via the blog or the forum, as this will allow for answers to common questions to be posted, and discussion of any ideas.
Below is a list of features that will be added, although this list is not complete:
– Computer player AI
– More candidates
– More parties
We will be adding new features regularly (probably a new release about once per week for some time).
Please note with the Beta: This version will have bugs. Some of these may cause the program to crash. Gameplay won’t be right.
No save-load for now.
No help file (but in-line help) for now.
Only one scenario and two parties for now.
AI will get more challenging.
Some graphics are place-holders.
Modders: please note that the scenario XML files will change. If you mod a scenario, then it will probably stop working at some point in the near future.
Having said all this …