Join us for some fun games this Saturday!
The alpha is coming along nicely, bit by bit! This next patch finally introduces a tutorial as well as many QoL updates (chat autoscroll toggle, better font rendering, and many other minor improvements). There aren’t many balacing changes, aside the promised Resentful Criminal rework – so this will be more of a casual, fun session, as there are not many gameplay changes to test!
Moreover, now that there is a tutorial, you can call that friend that was interested but did not wanna watch a videotutorial!
The event will start next Saturday, May 16th, 2020, at 7:30 PM UTC!
How do I play?
You will need to download the Untrusted alpha from https://www.playuntrusted.com/download/ – for better coordination, it would be appreciated if you could join the discord server at discord.playuntrusted.com
The installer package will be made available at least few hours before the first event starts.
How long does the event last?
The test needs to assess the gameplay balance , eventual bugs as well as the robustness of the server. The server will – in theory – stay up for the whole weekend, assuming there are enough players to play. But for the event per se, we are targeting at least 20 to 45 minutes per event, more if there are enough players willing to play.
The previous session actually lasted 2-3 hours each. But expect some waiting time between each game if some on-the-fly server fixes are required 🙂
What do I need to do?
There is now a tutorial in place, so you can download the build a little before the event start (the tutorial usually takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete) or you prefer, you check this quick videotutorial. If you have never played any similar game before, that is fine, you will get it along the way. However:
– if you find some game breaking bug, please do not quit the match and simply rejoin. If the game crashes or freezes, restart it, log in again and select “Reconnect”. Currently, the kick function for inactivity ingame has been disabled so you have all the time to reconnect – but please report if you had some issues.
– if you see some UI bug (e.g. text disappearing, “Localized text not found” messages, wrong or missing skill notifications, etc) please screenshot and report it with a description of what you were doing, so it can be reproduced
– report any other bug if possible
– have fun 🙂
Eager to play? You can start reading the manual in the meantime!
Are there language-specific servers?
Not at this moment – the playtest will be run in English.
Can i use my previously created account?
Yes! Stats may be wonky during the alpha phase, but that aside, yes, accounts are not reset between each playtest.
Do I need to give you my email address?
Not at all. For the alpha testing phase, there is no email confirmation required.
You will still need to input an email address to create an account: you can freely insert something like email@example.com if you don’t want to share your email.
However, if you wish to reuse your account in the future, make sure to use your real email address.
Do I need to know how to play social deduction games?
It would be preferred, as the learning curve is usually steep for this kind of games, but everyone is welcome. This is also a good way to stress test the server for its performance. Make sure you at least check the videotutorial out, it’s only 5 minutes long 🙂
That said, everyone is welcome 🙂
Can I bring friends?
Yes! It’s better if you all come to the discord server (so for example, if there are 24 players, we can do two 12 players game rather than a 16 players game and a lobby that needs to wait for the first game to end) but feel free to simply jump in anytime.
Can I stream the game on twitch or other platforms?
Absolutely! I would appreciate a link in private (either on the Discord server, or at root AT playuntrusted.com ) so I can check out the VOD later on.
Any other recommendation ?
Be kind with each other and remember that the game is in an alpha stage. Don’t get mad, get involved 🙂
Help us testing the game! For more information, join our discord at discord.playuntrusted.com!