Secrets of Grindea is an old-school RPG, with co-op support for up to 4 players. In the world of Grindea everything is determined by one thing - how big you collection of stuff is. You take on the role as a young hero (or heroine) taking his or her first steps to become a famed Collector and help collect the most valuable rares in the entire kingdom! The game features zelda-ish gameplay, but with deep character customization and skill systems. We have no classes; you build your hero from scratch putting skill points in almost anything you want, with no level caps holding you back. We have a lengthy main story with dungeons in all shapes and colors, as well as multiple side-quests and hidden secrets~ All this can be played with up to 4 players co-op, or just by yourself if you're more of a single player guy.

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Help us make Secrets of Grindea better! Post a little notice in our forums to let you know you're interested in participating.

Posted by TheodoreVanGrind on Aug 28th, 2012

This piece of news is to inform our IndieDB-watchers that you can now
register your interest of participating in the beta!

What the beta is
It's a way for you to help us make a better game, by finding bugs, annoyances, and sharing your thoughts on what can be improved upon (and the things we've got right).

What the beta isn't
The Minecraft Alpha, where you could already do a ton of stuff, and where its open ended nature meant that the alpha version was pretty much a complete game in a sense. So, if what you're yearning for is the final product, a beta might not be for you!

How long is the beta?
For the average player, a playthrough where you disregard everything but the main quest would probably take about 30 minutes.

If you complete the side quests, up to 60 minutes.

Getting 100 % completion (side quests, rare drops, cards, crafting, fishing, challenges, etc) would likely take a few hours.

The game isn't very long yet, as we're still in a phase where we add new features, and we want to be somewhat done with the basic framework before going into full content crunch.

How many people will be invited?
In two weeks, we'll invite 5-6 people, mainly to test out the system. A week after that we'll send out more invites. How many sort of depends on the amount of interest shown, but a majority will probably get in. Since we want new ”first impressions” between each major update, we want to keep a portion of potential beta users on standby.

After the beta has begun, older applications will be picked first, so if you post before the start of the beta, you're pretty much guaranteed to get access within the first few updates.

Do I need Desura?
Yes, you'll need Desura. For those not sure what it is, it's basically like Steam (but more lightweight). We use this platform because it makes it very easy for us to gather the community and manage invites etc, as well as providing some convenient features like auto updating.

Enough with the info! Where do I sign up?
There's a forum thread in our beta section where you can throw a post at us to share your interest in participating! Log in with your Desura/IndieDB account and post whatever. If you're someone we might know from another community, feel free to mention that in the post! You absolutely don't need to write a pitch or anything – apart from some veterans the picks will be random.

When you get invited to the beta, you'll also be invited to a private group where you can discuss the game with us and other users!

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oknycl
oknycl Apr 23 2013, 10:45pm says:

I guess I'm a little bit late to be a beta tester..
Well.. Bite my shiny metal avatar..

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Dexter97
Dexter97 May 2 2013, 9:15am says:

:D

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meycon312
meycon312 May 3 2013, 10:47am says:

i wanna play it so bad but gotta wait for the invitation.i whish you guys could just open it up for closed beta

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uncooked
uncooked May 4 2013, 7:01pm says:

I was working on a 2d rpg that I had to scrap with similar graphics. I would like to see how awesome you guys are making yours. If you would like I can throw some ideas that was going to make my game very original. I would still like to see this game grow. So beta access would be amazing.

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cioarec1
cioarec1 May 19 2013, 5:19pm says:

I'm a 2d rpg games big fan.This game really loks great.I would love to be a part of the beta testing process!

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honkygramabetrippin
honkygramabetrippin May 25 2013, 11:04am says:

this game looks awesome. i need to check out that beta

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WiseCold
WiseCold Jun 11 2013, 10:12am says:

I Love this kind of games.

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jcorey-96
jcorey-96 Jun 17 2013, 6:41pm says:

I would love to try my best to help you make the best game possible. *solutes*

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Mr.Bubbls
Mr.Bubbls Jun 29 2013, 6:30pm says:

hi guys i like to test jour sexy game when i see that i dont what go back go zelda are ohter sTuff xd real nice Thx for thet

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HuangLung
HuangLung Jul 8 2013, 5:43am says:

applied +
for Beta
wait...^^

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luisldc
luisldc Jul 12 2013, 9:44am says:

I am interested in participating in this great discovery that this game will be. so i want test the beta.

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shuyin76
shuyin76 Jul 25 2013, 7:38am says:

Hello ! I found your game on steam greenlight ! i would like to participate to the beta ! So i hope you want too !
Sorry for my bad english, i'm french !

Your game looks very nice !

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Fuinncoll11
Fuinncoll11 Jul 27 2013, 9:24pm says:

HEllo! I would Love to Join the BEta I love These Types of games and Havent play one in a while x.x

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Hunter2258
Hunter2258 Jul 29 2013, 9:11pm says:

I would really like to get in on the Beta. I love to play RPG's and LoZ style games.

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simpie_
simpie_ Jul 30 2013, 2:34am says:

I'd love to play this bèta!

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mistysea
mistysea Aug 1 2013, 5:38am says:

I will offer valid feedback to developers during the beta process and see if grindea is a nice space to be in!

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HuangLung
HuangLung Aug 5 2013, 3:30am says:

In God We Trust -- The Rest We Test :)

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killerdude323
killerdude323 Aug 9 2013, 11:12am says:

um ive posted things on all of your guys place please let me play

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Nightwolf1177
Nightwolf1177 Aug 9 2013, 6:00pm says:

This game looks awesome, And i would love to be a beta tester. I hope i get picked eventually but there's no rush :D

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ElectroMite
ElectroMite Aug 21 2013, 1:03am says:

I want to try out the beta

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Scootersnack
Scootersnack Aug 21 2013, 4:30am says:

Could I try out the beta please? I'll help find whatever bugs are in and notify you guys.

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NinjaBacon
NinjaBacon Sep 4 2013, 1:29am says:

This looks rad. I would like to try it out.

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unknownlink
unknownlink Sep 27 2013, 11:47pm says:

I would love to be invited to the beta

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SelfSufficient
SelfSufficient Oct 24 2013, 7:24am says:

Been waiting to play a 16 bit Secret Of Mana style game that is new and fresh for awhile now, grew up playing all these great rpgs when I was a kid...started playing super nintendo when I was 2 years old back in 1992, first game was Super Mario.

I will be purchasing this day one but in the mean time if I could get a beta invite that would be awesome. :)

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ferral72
ferral72 Nov 8 2013, 2:54pm says:

game looks interesting and would love to have a beta invite

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glyth
glyth Nov 12 2013, 4:37am says:

beta key/invite please:(

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big2dot
big2dot Nov 21 2013, 4:55pm says:

I would like to get in the beta due to the game looking awesome. Please and thank you.

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FaIsum
FaIsum Nov 27 2013, 3:53am says:

Game looks pretty good, would love to get in the beta!

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Shikaze
Shikaze Dec 31 2013, 12:51am says:

I love the art style and combat looks awesome, I've seen this game a few times and I'd love the chance to play this with my flatmates!

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chuck123452
chuck123452 Dec 31 2013, 11:54am says:

Hey I just wanted to know if I could test the beta of the game it looks awesome and I would love to help make the game better

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Azulteus
Azulteus Jan 8 2014, 3:15pm says:

Big fan of the genre. Would love to be part of the beta.

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Schalart
Schalart Jan 20 2014, 4:23am says:

I'd love to get in. I love the work you guys are doing. . .

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Sayd0o
Sayd0o Jan 23 2014, 7:51am says:

me and 2 of my friend would like to join D: !

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Vynxar
Vynxar Jan 23 2014, 9:20am says:

i'm definitly interested in getting in the beta this game is lovely

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EXDaniel
EXDaniel Jan 26 2014, 11:01am says:

Dont pick me ;)

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Zeffyou
Zeffyou Feb 11 2014, 6:18am says:

Awesome game! <3

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