Open or closed beta testing?

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HuntingVillager
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Open or closed beta testing?

Post by HuntingVillager » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 pm

Hello :D

As some of you might now, app like WhatsApp have an easy way of using the beta. You can subscribe to it and you'll receive early access to stuff. My thought was that the dev could maybe make an open or closed beta. In case of the closed option make a form for a while and let people tell you why they'd like to help. Naturally beta testing wouldn't give you anything, other than the nice thought of helping out the devs.

The way apps so this beta testing thing (on the play store) is easy. But before it'll be accessible a dev must add the game with a beta solution which could be done via this: https://support.google.com/googleplay/a ... 1213?hl=en

I'm not deciding this should be done, but the idea would be nice. Anyone else think this would be nice ?
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Luminaar
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Re: Open or closed beta testing?

Post by Luminaar » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:57 pm

Hackers has finished testing!
It's available on iOS here - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1085131523
and on GooglePlay/Android here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ts.hackers
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HuntingVillager
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Re: Open or closed beta testing?

Post by HuntingVillager » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 pm

Luminaar wrote:Hackers has finished testing!
It's available on iOS here - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1085131523
and on GooglePlay/Android here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ts.hackers
I understand what you mean, but on the other hand I don't think you understand what I meant. The beta was meant as a thing next to game. For players to beta test. This version would be lateral and there would only be other beta players (and bots). This beta would allow players to help the devs fix bugs before releasing it to the public public (as in, it's an open beta so already public, but the public public :P ).
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Luminaar
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Re: Open or closed beta testing?

Post by Luminaar » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:05 pm

Ahh, understood. I'd recently just come across an out of date message saying that Hackers was in closed-beta. Wasn't sure if you'd come from there ;)
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