SpyParty open beta finally goes live

Chris Hecker's long-in-development SpyParty has finally entered open beta. "The SpyParty Early-Access Beta is now open to everyone," the game's official site details. "No more signing up with your email and waiting years for your invite." (Yes, it really has been years.)

SpyParty has you trying to find other real humans in a room filled with computer AI. "While most espionage games have you spend your time shooting stuff, blowing stuff up, and driving fast, SpyParty has you hide in plain sight, deceive your opponent, and detect subtle behavioral tells to achieve your objectives," Hecker describes.

$15 is the asking price for access to the beta. However, the developer is asking for more "if you want to contribute to SpyParty's development even further." By contributing $50 or more, you'll be able to buy your way into the game's credits. "This is just a way of giving thanks and recognition to the people who put a little (or a lot) extra in when the game needed it most," Hecker notes.