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Playtest with Us

Seeking families to try out in-progress games

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?

Your family will have the opportunity to be a part of our design process. Playtesting is integral to creating a game. Using your feedback we iterate or update then create an improved version of the game. We think of playing games as quality family time spent together and craft our playtesting experience to support that.

How do I find out about a playtest?

We put out our playtest invitation a shortly before each playtest event through our mailing list and social media. The invitation is open for several days or until the playtest is full. We typically accept 4-10 families per playtest.

Join the Ludoliminal Post for playtest announcements.

Join our newsletter list receive invitations to our playtests and get a sneak peak of our upcoming games. Every newsletter also includes recommendations for great games to check out, news about our studio, and informative links for families who play games!

Want to see it first? Here’s the last newsletter.

Upcoming Playtests

October 2021

Unicorn Clinic

This playtest will accept 6 families.

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 before closing time.

January 2022

Fraxagon

This playtest will accept 8 families.

Fraxagon is a colorful puzzle game. Place your tiles strategically to build chains of colors and cleverly create hexagon fractions to maximize your score.

February 2022

TBA

March 2022

TBA

Most Recent Playtest

September 2021

Fraxagon

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, instructions, and a few extra treats to thank you for your time.

Step 4: Pick A Time and Play

Typically you'll have a window of 1 week to play the game together. We 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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