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3 years ago Apr 22,2021, 12:59:41 PM

Victor OpenDev Available Now

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Over the course of Humankind’s development, we have given our players several opportunities to try the game and let us know what they think through the OpenDev program. Every time, we saw valuable survey data, interesting discussions, and constructive feedback. And every time, the OpenDev period was almost immediately followed by one question: When will be the next time we can test the game and give feedback? 

The answer to this question is as simple as it is exciting: Right now! 




From Thursday, April 22nd to Monday, May 3rd, the new Victor OpenDev is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store. In this OpenDev scenario, you will have up to 150 turns to guide your civilization from the Neolithic Era to the end of the Early Modern Era. Once you finish the game, you will be given a chance to fill out a survey, as in the previous OpenDev.


Those of you who have participated in OpenDev before may notice that this scope is very similar to the Lucy OpenDev. While we know that our fans are eager to try the final two eras of the game, we want to focus on the content we shared before and be able to compare the feedback, as we have made many improvements to the game since the Lucy OpenDev. Here are just a few examples: 


  • Rebalanced game pace, economy, and cultures 
  • Improved District placement User Interface 
  • Improved territory and outpost management 
  • Improved Diplomacy User Interface 
  • New Unit Classes like Anti-Cavalry 



 



So how do you play the Victor OpenDev to give us your feedback? There are a few ways to get your hands on it: 


  • If you have played the Lucy OpenDev 
    1. Go to your rewards page on Games2Gether and resync your Steam-link with the button at the top 
    2. The Victor OpenDev will appear in your library ready to be installed and launched 
    3. If it does not, go to the Steam Store page of the Victor OpenDev and click the Play button to start the installation
    4. NOTE: Somey keys from the Twitch Drop campaign may have been revoked. If you got access to Lucy through Twitch Drops before, and cannot access the Victor OpenDev after following the Troubleshooting steps, your key may have been revoked. In that case, you can earn a new key through the current Twitch Drop campaign.
  • If you have pre-purchased Humankind on Steam 
    1. Log in to your Games2Gether Account 
    2. Go to your profile page and link your Steam account 
    3. Go to your Rewards page and claim the OpenDev reward at the top of the page 
    4. The Victor OpenDev will appear in your library ready to be installed and launched 
    5. If it does not, go to the Steam Store page of the Victor OpenDev and click the Play button to start the installation 
  • If you have pre-purchased Humankind on Epic Games Store 
    1. The Victor OpenDev should be ready to be installed and launched from your EGS library 
  • If you have not pre-purchased Humankind on either store and have not played the Lucy OpenDev 
    1. Log in to your Games2Gether Account 
    2. Go to your profile page 
    3. Go to your Account Settings 
    4. Link your Twitch account; you will be prompted to log in to Twitch to confirm your identity 
    5. Watch a total of 3 hours of Humankind on participating channels (watch time does not need to be consecutive) 
    6. Claim the Twitch Drop 
    7. Go to your Rewards page and claim the OpenDev reward at the top of the page 
    8. The Victor OpenDev will appear in your Steam library ready to be installed and launched 
    9. If it does not, go to the Steam Store page of the Victor OpenDev and click the Play button to start the installation
  • If you are having trouble accessing the Victor OpenDev after these steps, please check the Troubleshooting Steps first.


Speaking of Twitch drops, this OpenDev presents another chance to earn the Influencer Avatars through drops on their participating channels. Log in to your Games2Gether account and make sure your Twitch account is linked as described above, and you’re set to earn the avatar drops as you watch their channels. If you cannot catch their streams live this time around, no reason to worry though: there will be other chances to earn these Avatars, and you will still be able to play against them after release. 



Go check out the Victor OpenDev, and let us know what you think in the survey and the Victor OpenDev Forum. 

And have fun with Humankind! 

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 1:10:20 PM

Well let me just quickly cancel my meetings and disconnect my phone. My Thursday evening suddenly has urgent Humankind related activities I need to tackle. :)

De plus, c'est excitant de voir Frédéric (JDG) dans la liste des streamers cette fois-ci! Un de mes préférés de quand je vivais en France.

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 1:34:16 PM

I was part of the Lucy OpenDev, but for some reason, I can't access this one. Still have the Lucy Twitch drop and can write reviews to the OpenDev Steam page though... really odd stuff.

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 1:40:27 PM
GeminusLeonem wrote:

I was part of the Lucy OpenDev, but for some reason, I can't access this one. Still have the Lucy Twitch drop and can write reviews to the OpenDev Steam page though... really odd stuff.

Same

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 1:41:35 PM

Im experiencing the same issue as GeminusLeonem above here. Have tried relinking everything to make sure. It still says "purchase" instead of play upon clicking the game

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 1:46:31 PM
SirGrunge wrote:

Im experiencing the same issue as GeminusLeonem above here. Have tried relinking everything to make sure. It still says "purchase" instead of play upon clicking the game


Same for me, fix please, i am so hyped :D


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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 2:13:21 PM

Same here. I had since uninstalled the Lucy installation from Steam, maybe this only works if you still had it installed?

I've resynched my Steam account and Twitch account to the G2G account, restarting Steam client or trying to play from the Steam web store doesn't work. Victor is not in my Steam library, and no play button on the Victor Steam page.

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 2:19:01 PM

I have the same problem, I played the Lucy OpenDev (uninstalled it since), and no play button on the Steam page of Victor, no Victor OpenDev on my library, and I already resync my account... what can I do?

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 2:23:08 PM

They probably did announce it earlier than Steam at least would release it: Steam usually changes its store at 1:00pm EST and checking on steam the Victor OpenDev doesn't seem to be out yet. For clarification I am also in the same boat of not having it despite playing the Lucy OpenDev.

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 2:42:40 PM

The Steam store page mentions the timing:

Our newest scenario will be available from April 22nd at 06:00 PDT / 09:00 EDT / 15:00 CEST to May 3rd at 7:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT / 16:00 CEST.
It might be that there's a mixup at Steam, but 15:00 CEST is almost 2 hours ago.
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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 2:50:15 PM

Hello everyone, maybe I'm just too stupid to find it, but does anyone have info on the following case: can you participate in this pretest if you received the game as a gift? 

So the pre-order was made by someone else but I received it as a gift. 


So if I have not spent money on it myself I will be excluded? Do I see that correctly? What about the person who paid for the game? Can he claim the reward even though he does not own the game? 


What is the rule here? 


Thank you for your info 

Greetings

Eco


Edit:

It's done, it's been unlocked. 

The last playtest I was excluded therefore my original question. ;) 

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 3:11:27 PM

Same problem as GeminusLeonem for me.

Participated in Lucy OpenDev - Check
Victor OpenDev - NOT in Steam Library

I uninstalled the Lucy OpenDev from my library and have not pre-ordered the game, for what that's worth.

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3 years ago
Apr 22, 2021, 3:23:54 PM
I was having the same problem. Then I synced my G2G account, checked my rewards, and found the steam key there.
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