Steam offering "paid Alpha" access to select titles

Steam to start offering access to Alpha testing to select titles if you pay a certain price.

The new idea is a way to garner interest in the Indie market. The first titles to offer the service are; 1...2...3...KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like An Ugly Baby), ArmA III, Gear Up: Premium, Gnomoria, Kenshi, Kerbal Space Program, Kinetic Void, Prison Architect, StarForge, and Under the Ocean.

Developer of Prison Architect, Introversion co-founder Mark Morris recently spoke with GI International stating;
“We’re by no means the first to try it, but I think we’ve hit on a nice hybrid that borrows from Kickstarter and crowd-funding ideas.

“We really wanted to be public about how well it has worked and the breakdown of the different tiers to help other devs to decide how to structure their own approach to selling their games.”
Alpha access to the games above can range from $9.99 to $32.99.