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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Kyemaron
Kyemaron Sep 19 2013, 12:06am says:

Might as well try my luck with a Beta invite :)

Sign me up!

Looks awesome and would be great to help find bugs, and be part of the team that tested this awesome looking game!

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asonday23
asonday23 Sep 14 2013, 11:48am says:

i would like beta

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Appa1990
Appa1990 Sep 4 2013, 4:31pm says:

you have fun by making this game, this is the best way to make a great game!

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Enigma2x0
Enigma2x0 Sep 2 2013, 6:56pm says:

I don't know if the beta is still going, im pretty excited for the release.
I would love an invite if the beta is still going.

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AceReflect
AceReflect Aug 31 2013, 11:29am says:

I would love an invite :D

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Mintyleaf
Mintyleaf Aug 25 2013, 3:27pm says:

you guys(and gal) should totally start selling beta invites for funding. I would buy 1 for sure.

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SteelToeGloves
SteelToeGloves Aug 23 2013, 5:38pm says:

please invite me to beta.

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darklordcecil
darklordcecil Aug 16 2013, 4:59am says:

i really would love a copy i remember back in the day playing secret of mana and how this game brings all the things i love together into on nicely packed game. even if i dont get a copy i will follow you guys and make sure to purchase a copy when it comes to steam many luck to you guys and i hope you make an amazing game!

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TaurusFTW
TaurusFTW Aug 14 2013, 5:30am says:

please invite me the game looks so awesome i hope i get to play :)

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ReneAramis
ReneAramis Aug 18 2013, 3:26pm replied:

I know your pain, bro.

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