What is Alpha?
Alpha is the earliest public stage of Klei games. Ever since Don't Starve, we have been releasing our game at a very early stage in order to get feedback. At this stage, we feel the game is interesting and fun, but many features are yet to be implemented and some design elements are still up in the air. By playing the Alpha, you are coming in at the ground level and giving us essential feedback about our game.
How often will you be updating the game?
We expect to roll out updates every 2 weeks. We will also be using an Experimental Branch to give players a sneak peek of the upcoming update.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Alpha version?
In Alpha, you will be able to play as Sal, the bounty hunter. As we develop the game, we will be adding cards, quests and characters as well as tuning and quality of life improvements. We expect the game to have 3 characters each with their own campaigns at launch.
What is the current state of the Alpha version?
Currently, you will be able to play as Sal, and complete 80% of the campaign. Each run of the game presents new events, jobs, bosses and cards.
How long will Alpha last?
We expect Alpha to last for about one year, at which time we will enter the next phase of development of Early Access. We expect to fully launch the game next Fall.
If I purchase the Alpha, will I get the full game at launch?
Yes. When you buy Griftlands during Alpha, you will have access to the game through Early-Access and you will get the full game at launch.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Alpha?
The base price may be increased as the game becomes more fully featured.
Is Griftlands a CCG?
No, Griftlands is a single-player rogue-like deck building game with an emergent narrative. You earn cards during play via the jobs you complete, and build out your negotiation and fighting skills. There are no microtransactions.
How will you be responding feedback for the Alpha?
We have built an in-game feedback system in the game. Simply press F8 at any time in the game and you can send us your feedback. Of course, there will likely be too much feedback for us to respond to individually.
We will be primarily garnering and responding to feedback on our forums, and will keep everyone up to date with the current status of the game both on the forums and inside the game.
What platforms will Griftlands be on?
We currently support PC, and will be adding OSX and Linux support in the future.