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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87 comments 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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SkywardRiver
SkywardRiver Feb 25 2014, 12:27am says:

I would LOVE to be accepted for beta! I've been dropping in every now and then to check it's dev. I love what I see!

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ydemonhunter
ydemonhunter Feb 24 2014, 9:32pm says:

I'm from Brazil.
If you want someone here to test the connection to the server, I am available. ^^
beta invite please!

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gammerged
gammerged Feb 18 2014, 12:30pm says:

I will like to become a beta tester to help you guys with lots of feedback from the game. I,m a ok good gamer so i think what i will be good as a beta tester. But it's op to you guys (and the computer) to decide who are going to be one of the lucky ones who gets a beta key.

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Chillarke
Chillarke Feb 14 2014, 12:15pm says:

This game looks epic put me in the beta draw please :D this game looks epic keep up the good workin

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Tewtul
Tewtul Feb 11 2014, 9:07am says:

Good luck! Looks amazing! :)

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TheBearSLO
TheBearSLO Feb 9 2014, 3:43am says:

So i've been watching this for weeks now, and the game looks AWESOME, and i love the references in this game soo much when i saw them on iHeartPieGaming's videos. So if i would get the beta key i would scream out of the window ''I love Pixel Ferrets!'' XD no really i would...

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Blaskenobi
Blaskenobi Feb 7 2014, 11:21am says:

It would be awesome if I could play the beta

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sakuralin
sakuralin Feb 6 2014, 10:26pm says:

I'd love to try it 'cause it looks really fun
:3

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StrikerGames12
StrikerGames12 Feb 6 2014, 5:01pm says:

This game looks fantastic. I watched some youtube videos on it and I hope I can get picked!

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UltraDerp
UltraDerp Feb 6 2014, 2:06pm says:

i'd like to try this game even if it's short

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