Keep the Peace is early in its development. For those who aren’t content to just wait, for those who want to be involved in development from Day 1, for those who want to help make it the best game it can be, we’ve introduced Alpha Team.

Alpha Team is a way for fans to directly support the development of Keep the Peace, by pledging either a one-time payment for “lifetime” membership, or by pledging a very small (currently $1) payment every month for an ongoing membership — it’s your choice. This support is similar to a Kickstarter or Patreon project in that your pledges directly support the game’s development expenses and allow us to keep building Keep the Peace.

In recognition of your support, we offer behind-the-scenes involvement in the game’s development, with features like exclusive developer forum access, exclusive in-depth development updates, access to a feature request system, and the ability to peek inside our project management system and see exactly what we’re working on at any given time. We also plan to offer early, playable prototypes and alpha versions of the game for Alpha Team members,  updated monthly so you can constantly play with new content and features. Some membership tiers offer other perks as well — see below for more information.

Benefits of Membership

Benefits depend on your membership tier and could include:

Prototype/Alpha Versions of Keep the Peace

Share your feedback and guide development by playtesting prototype/alpha versions of the game way before the game's release to the public. We are targeting January 2019 for the very first playable version, though this is subject to change. Early versions of the game will be feature-limited and will have bugs, but they're still a great way to play around with game features and share your feedback on our progress. Early versions will be built for Windows only and will not be compatible with all systems. We have not yet determined system requirements nor an age/content rating.

Digital Download of the Final Game

Get access to download the final game when it is publicly released. No ETA is currently available for when the final version will be available and which features will be included -- this all depends on how much support we receive now from fans like you.

Access to Private Sections of the Website

Read exclusive in-depth development updates that detail the intricacies of developing a game like Keep the Peace. Chat with the developers in private forums for Alpha Team members. Share your ideas in the feature request system and vote on ideas shared by other members. Peek into our project management system to see exactly what we're working on at any given moment and what features we plan to ship in upcoming releases.

Merchandise

Coming late 2018, get your hands on limited-run Keep the Peace t-shirts. Choose from 2 designs, in sizes S - XL. More merchandise to come soon.

Lifetime Expansions / DLCs

If Keep the Peace is a success and if, beyond our free updates, we make paid expansions for the game, you could receive all of them free-of-charge.

Name in the Credits

Special recognition of your support in the credits within the game.

Name in the GAME

We'll work with you to name a recurring feature in the game -- a special character, street, landmark, etc. -- however you like! Within reason, of course…

Collector's Edition

A physical, boxed collector's edition of the game, including a booklet of concept art, behind-the-scenes photos and development notes, and signed by the development team. (To be produced around the time of the final game release, and contingent on us reaching that stage.)

Face in the Game

We'll create a 3D caricature of your face that you'll be able to use for any officer in the game (or all of them!) and that could also make a special appearance elsewhere… (that person who keeps spray painting the side of the police station??)

Lifetime Deliberative Entertainment Games

If Keep the Peace is a success and Deliberative Entertainment makes future games, whether sequels or otherwise, you will receive all of them free-of-charge. (Applies to final digital versions of publicly published games.)

How It Works

Members choose to support development in one of two ways, with either: (a) a one-time payment (similar to a Kickstarter pledge), or (b) a small payment every month. The one-time payment option gives you all the benefits of standard membership for as long as they’re offered — plus some bonus benefits depending on the tier you choose. The monthly payment option gives you benefits for as long as you remain a member, but you can cancel at any time.

How does the monthly subscription option work?

By signing up to pay just $1 per month, you’ll help support our ongoing development costs, and you’ll make Keep the Peace into a better game. If you’re ever dissatisfied with our progress, or are no longer interested in Keep the Peace, you can cancel your membership and not receive any further charges. However, if you stay long enough to make a total of $25 in pledges, your membership will automatically convert to a Standard Lifetime Membership, and you won’t need to make any further payments.

What benefits would I get?

Benefits depend on your membership tier and are subject to change. The current benefits offered are:

Standard Monthly Membership
Standard Lifetime Membership
Bronze Lifetime Membership
Silver Lifetime Membership
Gold Lifetime Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Once converted to lifetime membership
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
Credit on Merchandise
$10 Credit
$25 Credit
$50 Credit
Discounts on Merchandise
10% Discount
20% Discount
Lifetime Expansions & DLCs
Name in the Credits
Name in the GAME
Collector's Edition
Face in the Game
Lifetime Deliberative Entertainment Games
$1.00
per month
$20
once
$50
once
$125
once
$250
once
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All prices are in US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

Standard Monthly Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Once converted to lifetime membership
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
$1.00
per month
Standard Lifetime Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
$20
once
Bronze Lifetime Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
Credit on Merchandise
$10 Credit
Lifetime Expansions & DLCs
Name in the Credits
$50
once
Silver Lifetime Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
Credit on Merchandise
$25 Credit
Discounts on Merchandise
10% Discount
Lifetime Expansions & DLCs
Name in the Credits
Name in the GAME
Collector's Edition
$125
once
Gold Lifetime Membership
Prototype/Alpha Versions
Digital Download of Final Version
Access to Private Forums
Access to Feature Request System
Access to Project Management System
Recognition Badges in Forums
Credit on Merchandise
$50 Credit
Discounts on Merchandise
20% Discount
Lifetime Expansions & DLCs
Name in the Credits
Name in the GAME
Collector's Edition
Face in the Game
Lifetime Deliberative Entertainment Games
$250
once

All prices are in US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated.