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PLAYTEST WITH US!

Sign up here to be invited to our playtests

What is playtesting?

Playtesting is trying out a game that is in development, a prototype. You help make the game better by playing it in an unfinished state and sharing your feedback. Games go through many rounds of playtesting before they are ready for release.

Why should I sign up for a Ludoliminal playtest?

You will have the opportunity to try a new game before it is even released. You’ll also get a peek behind the scenes at how the game design process works!

How do I find out about a playtest?

We put out our playtest invitation a shortly before each playtest event through our mailing list. The invitation is open for several days or until the playtest is full. We typically accept 4-10 families per playtest. We playtest often with families local to us in Pittsburgh, PA, but we do also mail game prototypes to playtesters further away or run print & play or digital playtests.

Our Games in Playtest Mode

Diatoms

Diatoms is a colorful puzzle game about making microscopic art. Place your tiles strategically to collect diatoms of different shapes and colors to score big.

Rainbow Mountain

An angry storm cloud is on its way to the peak of Rainbow Mountain and destroy the source of all rainbows! You, the unicorns of Rainbow Mountain, must work together to launch the rainbow first and drive back the storm!

Unicorn Clinic

Where do unicorns go when they are sick or hurt? To the Unicorn Clinic, of course! Work together to treat as many unicorns as you can.

How does playtesting work?

Step 1: Playtest Invitation

When we have a game ready for playtesting, we announce the playtest through our newsletter and social media channels. The invitation will include some information about the game like target ages, number of players, any required supplies, etc., as well as the dates of the playtest.

Step 2: Apply to Participate

If your family is interested in playtesting the game, you apply via the invitation. We can only accept a limited number of families for each playtest because we learn so much from each family that participates.

Step 3: Receive Playtest Kit

We ship you a playtest kit! It will include an prototype copy of the game and instructions.

Step 4: Pick A Time and Play

Typically you'll have a window of 1 week to play the game together. We generally recommend you plan a 2-hour block for the playtest- that includes learning to play, playing the game twice, and completing the feedback step.

Step 5: Send Your Feedback!

This is the most important step! We will give you a survey to fill out and may ask you to take some photos to share with us. Your feedback will help us make the next version of the game.

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