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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.

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NOTE! Please read!

The game is no longer running its Desura beta!
Instead, you can purchase the game from our Website or from Steam!
Below is the old notice, for posterity:

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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Soulin
Soulin

I've been watching this game for awhile, would love to dive in head first and experience this small but growing adventure!

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General_Havok
General_Havok

Very nice I entered after I posted about it on reddit.

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icdmize
icdmize

I would be honored to beta test Secrets of Grindea. This game touches a part of my cold black heart not touched since Secret of Evermore.

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cody5555
cody5555

secret of evermore is a copy of secret of mananana

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Latartine
Latartine

i can't be agree with you ;) Both are wonderfull and very different ^^

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morfeo38
morfeo38

i created a account in this only for play this game, i will be lreally happy if you give me the beta :C

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flaremew
flaremew

even though i just found this game it looks very awesome and i would be honored to play this game

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cody5555
cody5555

i finaly can be a warrior mage healer class HOBO

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aquis795
aquis795

i really wanna play and trie this game out this game is a classic

give me beta key please

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Ilonn
Ilonn

hey , guys i want to play this game , give me beta test key pleaseeeee :3

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bouzas
bouzas

give me beta test key pleaseeeeeeeeee!! ^^

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Shotgunz25
Shotgunz25

I will report anything that will need improvement.
The game seems to have great combat and gameplay, but I`ll probly focus on magic though.

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flopplop
flopplop

I want to play this game on an extreme level. It seems like a good rpg and would be fun to play with friends. I would recomend this to many people and i would report all found errors. Also i would give my input on what might even be a good addition if i had the game

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epsilonfive
epsilonfive

I would also really appreciate testing the beta. =)

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XxNio218xX
XxNio218xX

i want to join in the beta!!! pretty pretty please? :P

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meisterdon
meisterdon

Just saw it on greenlight and I would really love to play this! It looks like a great game something me and my girlfriend can enjoy :D!

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isioxd
isioxd

I saw it on Steam Greenlight and i liked this game.I will be very happy to play beta.

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unemployedengineer
unemployedengineer

I found the game and the more I see the more I want to play it. Looks great I'd love to join the beta.

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SwiffProd
SwiffProd

I saw Secrets of Grindea on Gamex in Sweden. Was never able to play though, each time I was going to test it out; people had just gotten there before me...
SoG looked like a really awesome game, I like old-school games that's somewhat similar to Zelda and Secret of Mana. I would love to try it out.

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OmniPanda
OmniPanda

i felt very nostalgic for some reason when i saw this game. Takes me back to the days when i was sitting in my room playing Zelda on my snes. Ah, good times...

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Johnson_McTeebeutel
Johnson_McTeebeutel

I seriously WANT to play this game!! =D

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Sogomn
Sogomn

I LOVE this game! I really would like to test it! This old school pixel style is amazing! Zelda graphics for the win! :)

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KeithKeiser
KeithKeiser

Really big LoZ fan, would love to be able to play a LoZ style game with a friend.

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Garees
Garees

Came across the game on Steam greenlight a while ago and of course voted for your guys ! Secret of Evermore and Secret of Mana are some of my all time favorites and this reminds me so much of them .
Would love to help you make this game as great as it can be ! Beta MEEEE !

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TheStang
TheStang

I've participated in many Betas and I'd gladly be a part of this one as well

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scottt36
scottt36

Saw (and voted for) the game on greenlight, looks great and would love to join the beta!

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Fully-Metal
Fully-Metal

want to join beta fur soooo long :'(

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xRiskay
xRiskay

This game looks amazing! A beta key would be greatly appreciated!

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gomez90
gomez90

I need this game it looks awesome

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Howlminaptra
Howlminaptra

Love the animation quality of the sprites. Takes me back to my SNES days. Reminds me of Breath of Fire & Secret of Mana. Can't wait to be able to play this.

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Tacoslayer
Tacoslayer

I would like to try the beta and give you feedback on what is great and what needs improving, so that Secrets of Grindea can be even better! I really like the pixel graphics and the old SNES similarities, I've been following your website for roughly a year and I would greatly appreciate allowance to try out the beta and give bug reports and feedback! :)

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xMadvillianx
xMadvillianx

I would love to play this game!

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Rellise
Rellise

I would love to help/play the beta

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Bandethor
Bandethor

i would love to take place in the beta of Secrets of Grindea i love the looks of it and would like to help you make it a great game by giving sugesstions to make it a better game

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Joshuamrazor17
Joshuamrazor17

I want to help and play this for you :P
Please send me a beta invite

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Jaguarknight
Jaguarknight

This is certainly on my top 10 list of 2013 games. I would love to test the beta out.

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Slots
Slots

A 4 player co-op old school SNES action rpg? Yes please. I will wait for however long it takes to get a chance at Secrets of Grindea.

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Serabo
Serabo

Would love to get a beta key and try this game out! On my list :)

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megablizard
megablizard

Seems the best game ever, I want to try the beta please!

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SupernovaPilot
SupernovaPilot

Nostalgic to Dark Ages from the Nexon era...Would LOVE! to play this game and help it become a finished product with feedback.

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reisalomao
reisalomao

Its impossible to get an beta acess :(

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justnappin
justnappin

Would love to join in on the beta access.

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aceasul99
aceasul99

I would love to test the game in the beta

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caelito
caelito

I would love to test this!

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CrazyBison
CrazyBison

Hey! I'd like to help out with beta testing! I loved playing secret of Mana 3-way and this brings back a lot of memories of it. I like what you've done with the battle system to add some modern flair and hope to give it a try and provide some feedback!

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superguppy222
superguppy222

I would love to participate in the beta please, action rpgs happen to be my favorite genre. Even played an import of Seiken densetsu 3 back in the day. This game looks awesome good luck with the development guys.

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Fuinncoll11
Fuinncoll11

I would love to join the beta. This game looks wonderful, I hope I'm able to try out the Beta :)

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C00MBS
C00MBS

Cannot wait until I get in the beta or (if I have to wait) the game launches

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shenasaurusrex
shenasaurusrex

I would love to be a part of the beta testing process. :-D

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rainz0412
rainz0412

Testing! This game looks beautiful. It will be a staple in the indie game world!

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