How to join the Epidemic Beta
 
Dear survivor,
Salutations and congratulations on making it into the Closed Beta! Thanks so much for taking the time to register. It's our great pleasure to welcome you as one of the first on the island of Amaia, home of the Epidemic. If you have found your way here, you have likely already received your key to join the Dead Island: Epidemic Beta. This site will guide you through the process of activating and downloading the game as well confirming your status as tester on the forums.
 
What is a Closed Beta?
Please keep in mind that Dead Island: Epidemic is currently in early closed Beta state. What this means is that the project is still in development, and so every session is an opportunity to fine-tune our technical setup and to get feedback from you, our valued survivors. We would appreciate all your honest feedback regarding your gameplay experience and any issues you run into. This is a product that we're building together, and this product cannot be successful without your support.
 
Downloading your Game
In order to activate this key, you will need to download the Steam client if you haven't already. This can be found here:
http://store.steampowered.com/about/
Once installed, you will need to create an account before you can log-in to Steam. When you have logged in, please follow these instructions to activate your key on Steam:
 
1. Launch the Steam client software and log into your Steam account.
2. Click the Games Menu.
3. Choose Activate a Product on Steam...
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
 
Once activated, the game will start pre-loading so that you can get right to playing during the next session. To find out when the next session will be, check out the forums or your email folder for regular announcements. Also make sure to check your spam folder!
Note: Should you not wish to receive any further announcements, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each e-mail and we will leave you in peace.
 
Accessing the forum
To receive a few goodies in the forum, you must first register an account at the forum. Simply click "Login or Sign Up" in the upper right corner and follow the instructions to "Sign Up". Then, once you are logged into your account, click "Forum Account Activation", then enter the email address you used for signing up in the forum alongside your forum key. You can find your forum key when you launch the game for the first time in Steam, and it is also in the "CD Key" tab in your Steam Overlay. Once you return to the forum, you should now have a fancy special title in the forums and be eligible for future testers-only activities.
Please adhere to our Code of Conduct on the forum and in-game. We reserve the right to remove any infringing content and, in worst case, your access to the game and forum. Civility is more than appreciated to ensure that everyone has a great experience.
We look forward to seeing you both in-game and in the forums. If you have any questions, please feel free to address us there.
 
Zombily yours,
Your Dead Island: Epidemic Team