First closed beta access keys distributed today!
We’re excited to announce the launch of the closed Windows and Mac OS X multiplayer beta of CD Projekt RED’s board game tie-in to the universe of Geralt of Rivia – The Witcher Adventure Game. Participants of the closed beta program will be among the first to help test and refine some of the multiplayer components of our upcoming GOG Galaxy service. The number of beta access codes we’ll send out today will be limited, and the recepients will be picked among the users who have pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on GOG.com. With the distribution of next batches of invitations planned as the event advances, players interested in joining the tests can still navigate to GOG.com/Galaxy and sign up for a chance to participate.
The Witcher Adventure Game takes players on a journey across the world of the Witcher as they assume the roles of four distinct characters known from the books and video games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior; and Dandelion, roguish bard. Each character has unique skills and multiple ways of overcoming obstacles – the choice is yours: do you fight your way to victory, call on your charm or try your hand at diplomacy? It’s the true spirit of board gaming brought straight to your computer screen. Set in the mature and brutal world of The Witcher the game features 4 unique heroes with different skills and approaches to problem solving. With clear, simple rules and intuitive mechanics, tons of quest cards allow players to tell a new tale every time they play. Look adventure in the eye in a world you’ll fall in love with!
The purpose of the beta is to test both The Witcher Adventure Game as well as some parts of the GOG Galaxy online infrastructure powering the multiplayer portion of the digitized board game. Over the course of the beta, new cards, mechanics and improvements will be added to polish the game further and deliver you the best possible experience – if you find yourself among the number of beta testers, please stay with us and check for updates regularly. We really do count on your feedback!
Finally, a short but important notice: while the beta is limited to the online portion of the game only, rest assured that the full game will also feature single-player modes such as “hot seat” and “human vs AI”. In other words yes, the game won’t be exclusively multiplayer, and you will be able to play it offline, outside our optional GOG Galaxy client.
Source: GOG – Good Old Games