We plan to open up pre-orders in October. Everyone who pre-orders gets access to the alpha which starts at the same time, as well as all versions leading up to the final release.
This will be an opportunity for you to try the game out early, but most of all we are doing this because we need your help in getting the game done. We need input, suggestions, criticism, play-testing, mapping, bug reporting and even more feedback. Basically, Cobalt is not done, so we are asking our community to help us move the game in the right direction.
The alpha will lack features as well as content on top of being buggy, but it will be available to anyone willing to pre-order.
Pre-ordering will be offered at a reduced price compared to the released game.
The alpha will most likely only be for windows, with more platforms coming later.