Steam Now Offers Early Access to In-Development Games


With today’s launch of the new Early Access section on Steam, digital downloaders now have the opportunity to play games in their early stages of development and provide immediate feedback that will help to guide the ongoing creative process.

For developers, Steam Early Access will work hand in hand with the Greenlight program to foster awareness for their indie labors of love:

“A lot of games are already operating as ongoing services that grow and evolve with the involvement of customers and the community,” said Sean Pollman of Badland Studio. “Greenlight helped us raise awareness for Kinetic Void, and now Steam Early Access will let us continue the development of our game while gathering crucial feedback, input and support from the steam Community.”

12 titles at various stages of development are currently available, including those listed below. Most Early Access titles need to be purchased, but some will offer free access. You’ll want to make sure to read the developer notes for each game before buying in.

Steam Early Access Lineup:

· 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
· Arma 3
· Drunken Robot Pornography
· Gear Up
· Gnomoria
· Kenshi
· Kerbal Space Program
· Kinetic Void
· Patterns
· Prison Architect
· StarForge
· Under the Ocean

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