The Lost Eidolons Beta Test Starts Sept. 30th!

Tactician!

The time has come to raise your banner. The Lost Eidolons 1st Closed Beta test begins in just six days from now on September 30th at 6:00 AM PDT. The 1st beta will run until October 6th, 2:00 PM PDT.

What Content to Expect


The 1st Closed Beta offers episodes 1-8 in their entirety content-wise. There will still be polish and balancing to be applied, but it should give a relatively thorough experience to expect.

In future playtests, which you will also have access to; more and more of the episodes will be added. Expected content for this playtest includes:

  • Basic combat/camp tutorial.
  • 7 additional combat scenarios.
  • Fully rendered cutscenes (no voiceover yet).
  • 6 camp sections with sidequests and camp activities.
  • Unit recruitment.
  • Class advancements and more in-depth character customization.
Helping Shape the Game


While playing through the beta build of Lost Eidolons or after you’ve finished it, we’d like to hear what you think about the game! The main objective of the Benerio Grand Company is to gather feedbacks and opinions from early playtesters in order to improve the game to be the best that it can be before everyone else can try it later on in Early Access.

You can provide your feedback, suggestions, and bug reports via an upcoming Feature Upvote board we’ll be announcing next week, as well as on Discord!

Streaming & Video Content of the Beta


All of the beta periods of Lost Eidolons are under NDA. You can discuss the game with others freely (including those not in the Benerio Grand Company) however sharing images and video is prohibited. This is solely because we want to keep the story elements of the game protected for those who want to experience the game in its entirety without spoilers.

However, if you are a content creator (e.g. on Twitch or YouTube), please reach out to CM Pat on Discord! We can authorize the creation of content for specific segments of the beta build(s) that have very little bearing on the storytelling aspect of Lost Eidolons.

Gaining Access to the Beta

Members of the Benerio Grand Company (including all Kickstarter backers) should check their e-mails for a code to download the beta. Your code will arrive on the 30th for installation, within the hour before the planned 6:00 AM PDT start time.

The Community Mission


Game development historically is a task that’s performed behind closed doors. This is one place where we really want to stand out as a new game studio. While we have our vision for Lost Eidolons, we want to respect the opinions and ideas of our community and passionate testers. We’re depending on the Benerio Grand Company to find everything that you think that we’re doing wrong or doing well and pointing it out for us.

If we disagree, we’ll tell you why, and we can talk through each point of the game with you guys. We hope that everyone who will be playtesting will have at least one thought that sticks out to them about the game, whether positive or negative, that they can actively share with us, the developers.

Are you interested in participating in the beta test? You can still register to join the testing program by clicking the form link below:

We have not sent out e-mails to selected testers yet! We will be publishing a separate announcement in the coming days once we’ve selected our candidates along with instructions on how to proceed.

How to Install the Beta

Take this code to Steam where you can redeem it as a product.

  • Launch the Steam client software and log into your Steam account.
  • Click the Games menu option at the top of the Steam client.
  • Choose Activate a Product on Steam…
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.

Closed Beta FAQ

Q: How can I get into the Closed Beta?
Please fill out this form if you’re interested in joining the Closed Beta group!

Q: When will the Closed Beta begin?
The Closed Beta begins on September 30th at 6:00 AM PDT and runs until October 6th at 2:00 PM PDT!

Q: How many beta test phases will there be? How long does the test last for?
We will have a total of 3 beta test phases between now and Early Access. Closed Beta 2 and 3 dates will be revealed in future announcements.

Q: I have the Lost Eidolons Alpha installed back from Steam Next Fest last June. Should I keep it?
– You may uninstall it. The beta client is separately maintained and the alpha client will no longer be updated.

Q: What are the requirements to be selected as a Closed Beta tester?
We’re looking for highly passionate fans of tactical turn-based RPGs that want to really help us provide solid feedback about the game! We want to see your enthusiasm in the application!

Q: How will you be inviting people who signed up for the beta test?
If your application is accepted, you should expect an email from ‘Ocean Drive Studio’ (contact@oceandrive.studio) with additional instructions on how to proceed!

Q: How will I access the Closed Beta build if accepted?
Once you have been accepted to the Benerio Grand Company testing group, you’ll receive a Steam Key which can be redeemed through your Steam Library. After you redeem the key, you should see ‘Lost Eidolons Closed Beta’ in your Steam Library. Download and launch to start playing the game!

Q: What perks do I get as a beta tester?
You will be granted access to all phases of Closed Beta tests. An additional invite to try out the game will be given to you to give to a friend or family member. On Discord, we’ll assign you a unique Discord role that provides access to a tester’s channel. Lastly, your alias will be added to a special section of the credits dedicated to the brave men and women of the Benerio Grand Company.

Q: What kind of content will the first beta test have?
– Content will be gradually added throughout the three beta tests and will include an early look at the game’s first two major arcs.

  • Basic combat/camp tutorial.
  • 7 additional combat scenarios.
  • Fully rendered cutscenes (no voiceover yet).
  • 6 camp sections with sidequests and camp activities.
  • Unit recruitment.
  • Class advancements and more in-depth character customization.

Q: Where can I submit my feedback as a beta tester?
We’ll be leveraging a Feature Upvote board as well as our Discord for aggregating feedback! More information on the Feature Upvote board will be provided via a separate article next week.

Q: What platforms are the beta available on?
The beta will only be available on Windows PC.

Q: Is there multiplayer?
There are no multiplayer functions planned at this time.

Q: What languages are supported during the Closed Beta?
Full text support for English, Korean, Russian, German, French, European Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Text seen during the beta tests may not be final. Voice acting will not be available during the first beta.

Q: Can I collect footage or images from the Closed Beta to share with others or to make content with?
Closed Beta game builds are under NDA. You are free to talk about the game but please do not share images or videos. Content creators can reach out to ODS Pat and we’ll review requests case-by-case to record or stream specific segments of the beta build!

Q: Will my campaign progress carry over between beta phases and later to Early Access?
We will be wiping progress before Lost Eidolons’ Early Access in early 2022.

Q: What are the minimum system specs?

  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or AMD equivalent, 4 GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Pat

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