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SpyParty opens early access beta registration for $15

Wednesday, 5th June 2013 00:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You can now buy your way into the closely-guarded SpyParty beta, netting yourself a copy of the finished game in the process.

After two years of random beta participant selection, Chris Hecker has finally opened the testing to all comers – for a price.

To get on board, you’ll need to register on the game’s website, fork over $15 via PayPal, and verify your email. That’s it. You’ll then have access to what has heretofore been one of the most exclusive clubs in gaming.

Buying into the beta includes a copy of the finished game, and all updates, but won’t keep you from being banned if you “act like a jerk”. If you’re super keen, you can donate a little extra to help cover development costs.

The influx of newbies is likely to find itself a bit lost, but Hecker described the existing community as “friendly and helpful” towards new players.

The paid beta scheme was first announced in August 2011 but like all things SpyParty took a while to come to fruition. It’s not clear when the asymmetrical, multiplayer sim will launch; there are plans for a major visual transformation as well as new maps and missions, spectating, replays and more.

Thanks, Polygon.

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4 Comments

  1. DSB

    I’m so there. Haven’t played it yet though.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Yoshi

    I really don’t understand what this game is XD I’ve checked out the website but it doesn’t really say. Makes a few references to The Ship so is it similar to that?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DSB

    @2 It’s way more compact than that, but sort of!

    One guy is a sniper sitting outside of a window, the other guy is a spy at a party. The spy has to perform a bunch of tasks without drawing attention to himself, so he can confuse the sniper and hopefully trick him into shooting the wrong guy.

    If the spy manages to walk out with all of his tasks complete, that’s a win as well.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Yoshi

    Thanks, that actually sounds pretty awesome :)

    #4 1 year ago

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