Good news, everyone!
We have finally reached the Astrobase Command Beta phase!
It took a bit longer than we all wanted it to but we think it has been worth it. We think the game is in very good shape for an initial beta launch.
If you play it and think we have succeeded and this is a great beta or that we have failed and it is the worst beta we’d love to hear from you.
In fact we want to hear from you even if you played the game and have any opinion between the two extremes too.
To get this feedback to us you can find a button in the Main Menu and in the Pause Menu that says [SURVEY], as well as a button in each location that says Discord. Click these buttons to fill out our Beta Survey and to join our Discord Community respectively.
We want to take this opportunity to give an especially big thank you to our lovely Kickstarter Beta backers who have waited for so long since so patiently:
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn’t have made it without your support.
Alpha? Beta? What’s the difference?
Depending on who you ask they will have different definitions of Alpha and Beta.
What we mean when we say it is this:
Alpha, a version of the game that runs but is missing major features and will change greatly through the alpha process.
Beta, a version of the game that has all the major features and needs bugfix, polish, and feedback from players.
Additionally our Alpha as well as our Beta are Closed, which is also a term that can mean different things.
So here is our definition of Closed and what it means for the Beta:
You are able to buy Beta Access if you didn’t catch the Kickstarter and play the game right now.
You can not share footage, images, etc of Astrobase Command outside of the designated Beta channel on our Discord.
However, if you are a creator and want to create content as we open up the gates, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So with the Astrobase Command Beta phase you can buy (or access if you already backed us at a beta or higher tier) the game and play it right now. But you can’t make videos or other content off of it until we open things up.
Where can I buy it?
You can buy a copy of the game at either our webpage or from our itch page.
If you just want the game you should get the Basic Beta Edition.
If you want more than just the base game (in-game trinkets, the soundtrack, your name in the game, etc) you should get the Beta Edition or the Super Beta Edition and you will receive them when they become available.
Is there a Patreon or something?
Yes, you can go to our Patreon and pledge some long term support to help us bring more projects spawned from creativity to life.
I backed Astrobase Command at a Beta or higher tier on Kickstarter, where’s my copy of the game?
We have just sent out the keys to our Beta backers, to the email used on Kickstarter when backing the campaign.
If you backed us at Beta or higher and haven’t gotten your access, get in touch with us and we will sort things out.
The easiest way to get in touch is through our Discord.
First, we’re going to do the remaining things surrounding putting out the initial Beta.
After that we’re going to keep improving the game while gathering feedback to help guide our work.
Once we’re at a point where we’re happy with the game to be released we’ll put out the full release version.
Want to chat with us or other players about the game? Come join us at discord.gg/jellyfishgames
Interested in supporting the work we’re doing on an ongoing basis? Check out our patreon.com/jellyfishgames
Remember to Wishlist Astrobase Command on Steam if you haven’t already!