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How can I host a closed beta for my game?

A topic by LadyAijou created Jan 06, 2017 Views: 525
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Closed betas are a valuable tool for developers, allowing you to test your game with users and gather feedback and bug reports. At times, however, you may want to limit how many people can access your game at a given time. To do this, you can make use of our access control feature, and set your project to restricted access.

The restricted access setting allows you to have a fully functional project page that can only be accessed by those who you have approved access for, or whom you have given a download key. You can generate download keys from your dashboard.

For added security during your closed beta, you can also opt to use a password for your testers to enter when accessing your page. This option is available to you when using restricted access. There are several ways to configure this option, including adding the password to the URL directly so that your users don't need to enter it. Those who have access from a download key will not need to enter a password.

Your restricted project page will not be visible to the public, or in searches on itch.io. They will also not be indexed by search engines.