TRAUMA Beta is out

It is done. The beta is out. I have sent out a batch of invitations to various people. If I promised you a beta invite and haven’t send you anything yet, please contact me!

Sadly, the beta is not public. So I can’t post any public links just yet. The good news is that I will accept some random beta requests for now. Just contact me and I will see if I can get you in. Should I not respond, please don’t feel sad. I might get too many requests from this post after all. You could help your chances if you tell me up-front if you use a PC or a Mac.

Please don’t spread this on news websites just yet. If you want to help me getting the word out, there will be plenty of opportunities later.

In other news, I was able to fix some very last old glitches. I tried tweaking the gesture recognition but didn’t do anything drastic. Most of my attempts caused unreliable recognition of some of the gestures. I will never be able to prevent people from finding out gestures by brute force anyway. So I decided to concentrate on having the game work well for those who genuinely try.

I’m eager to hear the feedback. I’m bracing for a flood of bugs and content criticism. Mmmhm, I love the smell of criticism in the morning.

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

5 responses to “TRAUMA Beta is out”

  1. Igor Hardy

    Good to hear you’re this far already. I wish you fertile bug hunts!

  2. Bribase

    Great news!

    Krystian, any chance that I could join the beta?

    I’m on XP.


  3. Giovanni

    I writed you hoping for a beta key.. I can try the game in windows 7, both ultimate and starter edition (on my netbook).

    Anyway is good to hear this news about the oncoming release!

  4. Mitch

    I’m interested in beta testing Trauma. I’ve been checking the indie games website several times in the past few months to come back to your link. I use Windows 7 on PC.



  5. Christopher Robin

    I’d love to help out with the beta! I’ve been looking forward to Trauma for goodness knows how long! I’m on an Intel Based Mac. :)

    Thank you!

    ~ Christopher.


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