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Eschalon Book II Beta Testing May Begin In Early February
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Recent additions to the Basilisk Games forum provided more information about the current status of Eschalon: Book II, the second game in the company's "old school" RPG series. If all goes well a "semi-public" beta test version will be available in early February. Book II will continue the storyline from the previous game and feature more than 60 gameplay enhancements.

All the main features are in place. Right now we are filling in map details & adding in side quests. Going through the game and seeing large chunks of unfinished dungeons that were put off until later...well, now it is later and those dungeon sections need completed!

The inside testers are going over the game thoroughly in about 2 weeks. They'll end up playing about 80% of the game. We'll try to patch up all the bugs they find, and add in the final 20% over the month of January. Hopefully semi-public beta to start in February. We should be able to release a stable Windows version just a few weeks after that.

If all goes well.

The beta will be handled by having everyone fill out an online application, then we'll choose testers from the pool of applicants.

How to improve your chances you'll get chosen? Make sure you fill everything out completely. Things like proper grammar and good punctuation go a long way with me (mostly because I tend to generate a lot of typos myself and I need the beta testers to catch some of them. Also, it shows that you pay attention to details.) We'll be choosing 10 people for the first round of testing which will focus on the Windows version, with a few people starting on the Mac version as well. Later we'll bring on a few more Mac people and also start on the Linux testing, probably around the time the Windows version is finished.

More info soon. January is going to be a very busy month for us here in the studio getting all of this ready to go.
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Basilisk Games Forums: Eschalon Book II Status
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