The application period has ended. Please do not send in any further applications.
Most of you are probably aware of the fact that we have been hard at work to finish AirlineSim's next major milestone, namely version 1.5, which will bring along features like an advanced flight planning system and the integration of alliances into the game (finally!), among others.
Of course we won't let these new features slip into the wild untested, so we are organizing a closed alpha test. This means we will grant access to a bleeding-edge development version of the airline simulation to a selected group of users which will allow us to do final tuning and polishing before the game is releases as a Beta. If you wish to participate, please find all the details after the break!
Why is the Alpha a "closed" one?
The game is still under heavy development. Many parts are not completely finished yet, sometimes lacking smaller utility features or final screen design. Also, users will probably encounter a lot of bugs and other problems that need to be properly reported. To ensure that this is the case we want to keep the group of testers both small and qualified.
Who can take part in the Alpha Test?
In theory, anybody can take part in the test. We will try to pick users with different platforms, browsers and backgrounds though to allow for a wide array of tested client configurations. We will prefer known members of the community to some extend, but we will grant access to some who might not be experienced players yet to test for user interface issues.
What will testers have to do?
Just that: Test! This is not to be confused with playing: Testing tends to be hard work occasionally. You will be testing an early development version of AirlineSim and thereby encounter many glitches and bugs, not a finished product! It will be your task to document those issues and to help the team in resolving them. Of course you will be welcome to suggest further improvements or changes. Either way you will stay in close contact to the team and the developers.
What information do you need?
If you apply for the test, please add the following information to your application:
- The nickname you use in the community (your Aquila account name)
- Your operating system
- Your preferred browser(s)
- Your estimated experience level in playing AirlineSim
Naturally, the more details and information you provide the better!
So where to apply already?!
If you wish to apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including all the information specified above (or more). The application phase will end next week on Friday, February the 26th. You will be notified about whether you are in or not as soon as possible.
Please note that the stated email address is the only channel to send in you application! Please refrain from sending in applications via the chat, on the forums or even via ingame/forum messages. They will be ignored without exceptions!
Any further questions?