In the coming weeks, Citadel plans to start major stress testing of the official servers and the player-run shards. Players will be able to win a free 7-day trial key by signing up and opting in for updates at the official site. Here's what Citadel Founder and CEO Derek Brinkmann has to say about the campaign:
'We’re nearing ever closely to the Steam early access launch and we thought ‘What better way to show the world what we’ve been working on than with an epic new trailer. The Steam Greenlight campaign is just the icing on the cake as it allows our fans to tell Valve they want to see our game on their platform as soon as possible.'
Here's your Shards Online: Greenlight Trailer
Please, visit the links below to know more info about Shards Online, Citadel Studious, and the game's Steam Greenlight campaign.
The developer also plans to host many trial key giveaway events, so stay tuned for the additional bunch of keys. If you're not the waiting type, you can always get the access by pledging the game on the official site.
Shards Online is always open for backers. They can get instant 24/7 access to the Alpha for $40. Higher tiers of crowdfunding include the ability to manage your own shard, mod your own server, and more.