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Evolve is a rather damned exciting game. It’s swept this year’s Games Critics Awards, nabbing the accolade of being the best game shown at E3, along with a handful of other awards, like best shooter and best multiplayer. We’ve had a go at it a few times now, and have loved every minute of its 4v1 evolved multiplayer. Now you could get the chance to give it a test run for yourself… if you live in North America. Aww, nuts.

Evolve developer Turtle Rock is looking for real-live players to help test its class-based, hybrid co-op shooter in a closed alpha. Here’s what you need to be eligible to enter the alpha.

  1. You live in North America
  2. You have a valid Steam account (and a suitable PC)
  3. You can “support a large coordinated user test”
  4. You are willing to abide by a Game Demo Participant Agreement

If you happen to meet all of those requirements, you can hit up  the sign up page and use the password “happyhunting” to gain access after completing a survey. Of course, with it being restricted to North American participants, that precludes we lowly South Africans and European folk… but a bit of digital geofencing has never stopped us before, right?

If you’re unwilling to jump through all of these hoops just to get a little alpha access, hopefully 2K and Turtle Rock will be a little more inclusive in the near future and open it up to participants from around the world.

Evolve has worked sublimely when we’ve played, but that’s always been in a closed environment. It would be wonderful to see how it fares in the real world.

Evolve is coming to new gen and PC on October 21, and 2K promises it’ll be the first really, really next-gen experience.

Last Updated: July 4, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • R4ziel

    So let me get this straight,… You post an article telling us to sign up now if we want in on the alpha and then tell us its restricted to NA players only… Okay.
    Ill sign up for this once we lowly South Africans can join in too, looks good!

    • Xcalibersa

      Read the rest

    • We get over 300 000 Americans visiting us monthly, so we post news for them as well.

      • R4ziel

        I was just trying to say you got me all excited and then less excited XD Didnt mean anything by it, sorry I was still drinking my first cup of coffee 😉

        • (just create a fake us-based steam account if you must) 😛 Darryn signed up just fine. Hopefully he gets in. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Fairburne

            Just like his love life?

          • R4ziel

            What also works is a US VPN and you sign up with your normal steam account 😉

      • Admiral Chief Fairburne

        Good news for them on their “DAY” today

    • Rince&pop

      LG has thousands of American visitors, I think they are attracted by how Geoff makes them feel with his writing 😉

  • Rince&pop

    Be interesting to get some feedback from the punters on a game that looks frigging awesome.

  • Dan

    I hope that went by pacific time as I registered at 1am est time

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