FAQ / PLAYTESTING
1. HOW IS FRACTURED TESTING STRUCTURED?
The development of Fractured is split into 4 large periods of time, called development phases (or cycles). In chronological order, they’re named Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Beta 1, Beta 2. The current phase is Alpha 1.
Within each development phase, multiple tests are run, with some downtime between each. The last test, Alpha 1 - Test 2, started on July 10 and ended on July 17.
2. HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO TESTING?
Access to testing at different stages of development (Alpha 1/2, Beta 1/2) was included as reward in the pledge packs of our Kickstarter campaign.
Now that the campaign is over, pledge packs can be bought directly on our store.
3. CAN I UPGRADE MY ACCESS RIGHTS?
Yes. If you purchase a pledge pack, you can upgrade it to a higher one (if available) at any time.
For instance, if you own a Founder pack, which gives you access to Beta 1, you can upgrade to Patron (Alpha 2 access), Knight (Alpha 1 access), or anything above that.
4. WHEN IS THE NEXT TEST STARTING?
One or more Alpha 1 test weekends are planned for August/September (exact dates to be announced), before Alpha 2 begins.
The first test of Alpha 2 is planned for Q3 2019.
5. HOW LONG DO TESTS LAST?
Initial tests, such as the ones of Alpha 1, are likely last no more than 1 or 2 weeks. Over time, tests are expected to last longer – it's perfectly possible the ones before full release will last 2 months or more each.
6. IS THERE AN NDA ON PLAYTESTS?
There is no NDA on playtests. You are able to stream, make YouTube videos and spread game content any way you like. In fact, you are invited to do so!
7. I'M A CONTENT CREATOR, CAN I GET ACCESS?
We're going to create a program for influencers and content creators through which you'll be able to apply to receive a key. In the meantime, if you own a YouTube or Twitch channel or are a member of the press with a significant userbase, you can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
8. HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE GAME?
You can't download the game when a test isn't running. The link to download becomes available when a new test starts if your account has access to the relative testing phase.