Fantastic news! I'm totally looking forward to the open beta! :)
Open Beta details
Following a poll on Twitter which was overwhelmingly in favour of the idea, I will be launching an open beta of The Rat Pack in the near future. This will effectively be the full game but without polish added and without achievement. Feedback from this will help me considerably with testing and balancing and game.
I plan to give testers whose feedback I use a mention in the credits and a discount on the full game when released; if a tester's feedback is particularly valuable, I will gift them a copy.
The open beta could potentially start as early as January 2019, but... watch this space.