After about a year, a new company and new publisher and a fund-raising campaign, Skullgirls has finally arrived on the PC... in beta form. Yes, it's an early release, so there will be bugs.
I backed the Indiegogo, where's my beta key!
On your Humble Bundle page that you should have gotten a few months ago... you did register that to your Humble Bundle account/kept a bookmark of it, right?
Stick your IGG e-mail address here, and you'll get a link in yer inbox. Don't forget to register it (and your past Humble Bundles, if you have any...)
Steam says I haven't bought the game yet!
For some dumb reason, the beta and the final game are separate keys for IGG and slacker backer folk. Go to your Humble Bundle page and get a new key.
I didn't back the IGG, but I wanna play now!
Good news: Steam pre-orders are up. £11.99 each, with discounts for multipacks (£30 for a 4 pack, anyone?)
What's the download size?
1.5Gb, although you'll need another gigabyte free for SteamPipe stuffs. You'll also have to download it again on launch.
I'm a tightwad, but I wanna play now!
Good news, temporary beta keys are being vomited around the internet. Check select website or the social medias of your favourite FGC person and you should nab a key. In addition, all of the backers have a temp beta key, so feel free to ask around. NOTE: all free beta keys will expire 22nd August.
What's the minimum specs?
The game crashed on me/I found a bug!
OS: Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Dual-core CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD3000
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
(oh, and once you're done, feel free to moan here)
What's not in this version?
Story mode, at the moment. That should be fixed.
What is in this version?
Squigly, in her largely finished form, the return of the Arcade mode, and a very buggy Lobby mode. Oh, and lots of bugs, ripe for squishing.
How often is this beta expected to be updated?
As it turned out, practically daily. We're talking Arcen Games level of patching. Thankfully, most of the patches are small (15Mb ish), so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Is there any NDA? Can I make YouTube videos/stream this version?
No NDA. It is a port of a year-old game, after all.
When's the release?
Right, that's all the frequently asked questions I can think of. Any new FAQs and info will be added later.
Once more for emphasis:
Brackets are here. Check yer e-mails for more details if you've registered.