SpyParty enters open beta

Early access paid beta opens for indie espionage game SpyParty.

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Upcoming indie game SpyParty has entered a paid open beta phase.

Players who are interested can register on the SpyParty website and pay $15 for early access to the beta. A secondary option is also available for users who wish to donate $50 or more to the project and have their name entered in the game's credits.

Developed by Chris Hecker, SpyParty is a multiplayer espionage game that sees each player assume the role of a spy or sniper. The spy must complete a number of missions within a given time limit, and the sniper must identify and kill the spy with one shot before these missions are completed. Killing an innocent civilian results in a loss for the sniper.

According to the game's website, additional modes are being developed for the game.

Hecker has expressed a wish to release the game on "all the major platforms." SpyParty currently has no confirmed release date.

Discussion

36 comments
woodramus
woodramus

and remember when they're dead they're just hookers

chinnateja
chinnateja

its a awesome party that spy party player

daabulls23
daabulls23

This game is intense. Recommended!

Merseyak
Merseyak

hahaha i seen the title for the article and xbox came straight to my mind thats not a good sighn is it

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

Wasn't this game announced like 4 years ago? It's been in development so long that i though it was cancelled by now.

ilantis
ilantis

<insert Xbox One joke here>

HIT3kNology
HIT3kNology

Was this shit created on Adobe Dreamweaver... And what idiot would pay $50 to have their name in credits for a Microsoft Paint project. Nice scam!

edgecrusherO0
edgecrusherO0

This isn't an open beta. This is beta access for pre-purchases. Open betas do not require participants to spend money in order to participate in them.

Open beta is just that; open. There are no limitations to who can participate.


Redit: I will probably get this at some point though. Always seemed like an interesting game, and I like interesting games.

hiverious
hiverious

For those mentioning you should never pay for a beta, I can understand the reasoning. That isn't stopping it from becoming more and more legitimate as a business practice. Minecraft was a huge success, with people buying into Alpha and Beta to save money. Kerbal Space Program adopted a similar model.

And now Steam is offering a similar avenue to game developers with Early Access releases. It's an interesting way to gain additional funding and have the community weigh in with suggestions and bug reports.

I think it's wonderful that devs even have this option, even if I may not decide to spring for the beta.

Legend002
Legend002

I clicked thinking this was Xbox One related...

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

This game is finally going into beta? Its been in development for like 4 years now.

aloufika
aloufika

is this some kinect 2.0 xbox1 stuff?

servb0ts
servb0ts

SpyParty outta pay me to play there Beta., not other way round lol

edpeterson
edpeterson

Wait, don't most companies have an open beta for free, when they chose to have an open beta?

Saketume
Saketume

Never pay to beta test. Nope! No siree!

RealKilla_789
RealKilla_789 moderator

This game just entered open beta? I think this is the first game that made me understand what an independent game is lmao

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

Another piece of crap indie game dumb hipsters will play because good games are too mainstream for them.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Every party is a spy party with the XBox One around!

Looks interesting. I like spy vs spy.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Not all indie games are great, but this is a wait and see....

ilantis
ilantis

The console alone is already a joke (I said it before the inevitable reply XD)

hiverious
hiverious

@the_big_doggg Good games come from both the mainstream and indie scenes. I'd say you're missing out, but taste is a personal thing. Still, need you look back over games such as MoH: Warfighter, Aliens: Colonial Marines, DNF and FFXIV as reminders that the mainstream isn't infallible?

Strangere
Strangere

@hiverious@the_big_doggg Don't forget Arma 3, Dayz standalone, Witcher, Witcher 2 and all kickstarter games.

edgecrusherO0
edgecrusherO0

@the_big_doggg I would give a serious reply, but you're either mentally handicapped or a troll, so it's not worth it.

lemoinedoubli
lemoinedoubli

@the_big_doggg Are you the newest troll on the block or something? I'm sorry, but I've seen you post on all the latest news items and all of it is just cynical garbage. The indie scene is actually home to some of the finest games made because they are the ones taking risks and innovating. Though this game does look bad, it is not ideal to generalise the whole indie scene of this one game. Also, people who play indie games are certainly not hipsters, they are often the "true" gamers willing to experience new and exciting ideas and mechanics in games, not rehashed games every year from your "favourite" series.

hiverious
hiverious

@the_big_doggg @hiverious What exactly do you mean by good game? Do you mean a slick, bombastic, experience? May I direct you towards Hawken then? 

Perhaps you're interested in sales numbers? Then maybe Minecraft is more your thing. Obviously, if it's more popular it's better, right?

Critical acclaim? Hotline Miami, Ridiculous Fishing, Fez, Braid,Super Hexagon, FTL: Faster Than Light and The Swapper say hello.

Great, tight controls and challenging gameplay? Super Meat Boy.

A game with amazing production values made by one person? Cave Story  

Subversive and intelligent puzzles? Antichamber.

Excellent combat? Chivalry : Medieval Warfare.

What about what quite a few people consider to be one of the best horror games made, Amnesia?

Now let's get to the games that aren't exactly indie but aren't also what one would call mainstream:
Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Bastion, The Walking Dead, Serious Sam, Psychonauts, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Torchlight and Torchlight 2, Journey, the first Painkiller. Are these games also not good because they weren't mainstream?

Perhaps you could look around at the non-mainstream games on offer before making ignorant blanket statements about games that don't have millions and millions of dollars pumped into them to make them exactly the same as every competing game.