As some of you know, the Elemental Beta 0 got nixed due to us needing to throw developers onto Demigod to help GPG and Raknet with the online experience. The team is starting to migrate back and we’re all glad to be back on Elemental but we did lose some time.
But we are still pushing to have an Alpha build on June 25th to give out. It’ll be cloth map only (so what you see in the above screenshot won’t be in the alpha series and the betas will look a lot better than what you see above too).
For the alpha series we’re only going to select around 100 people to be in it. It’ll be a lottery. Picture a big hat with players getting for each Stardock game they' have – GalCiv, Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod who have also pre-ordered Elemental. The team is also pre-selecting about two dozen people who have been really helpful in the past from the community to be in it as well.
We’re pretty excited because we plan to do this somewhat differently than other builds.