Closed Beta for Age of Empires Online has been going for a while now, and Gas Powered Games is now ready to open the flood gates exclusively through Curse. If you've been following the game you'll remember that we had a chance to check it out at CES 2011 earlier this year.
But a lot has no doubt changed in the three months since that event, and we're happy to provide this opportunity to check out the game. This is a guaranteed spot in the closed beta, so be sure to get your key as soon as you can.
Initially the giveaway is going to be limited to Curse Premium members, though we'll be opening it up once premium users have had a chance to get ahold of their beta keys.
- Curse Premium giveaway: April 19, 2011 @ 9AM PDT to April 20, 2011 @ 9AM PDT
- General giveaway: April 20, 2011 @ 9AM PDT to when we run out of keys
- When you can play: Right away after redeeming your code
- How to play: See the instructions on the beta key giveaway page
And of course, we'll be right there alongside you in the game and also providing support for the community. We've put together the Age of Empires Online wiki, so be sure to pay it a visit often and join up!
There's no NDA for this phase of the beta, so feel free to contribute to the wiki if you find information in the game that it's lacking.