$15 gets you access to the beta and a copy of the finished game.
Indie game darling Chris Hecker is now accepting beta sign-ups for his “Spy Game About Subtle Behavior”, SpyParty.
The game involves two-players, one as ‘spy’ and one as ‘sniper’ with gameplay revolving around the sniper trying to flatline the spy before he can complete his mission. Rather than hide in the shadows a la the majority of espionage titles, SpyParty takes place in crowded arenas with the spy having to hide his identity through intelligent framing of A.I. characters and generally staying as inconspicuous as possible.
“I’m really excited to finally open up SpyParty playtesting to people outside of my local friends and the few hundred folks who get to play the game at public showings,” writes Hecker. “For me, this will mean I can balance and tune the game to the intense player-skill depth I’m striving for, using real data and feedback from a large number of players over a long period of time.
“For you, it means you finally get to play SpyParty without standing in line at a show, and you can have a real and meaningful impact on the game’s development; you will get to see and feel new features and changes to the game as they happen, instead of just reading about them on the blog or on a news site. I’m pretty sure we are both going to have a blast!”