Shards Online Already Playable And Will Be Available For Backers First
All backers ($20 and above pledge-level) will get a CD key when funding completes to participate in a series of pre-alpha playtests that will take for 2 weeks starting shortly after the campaign. Members of the Immortals Program get these 2 weeks and beyond. Besides, they will get a chance to participate in live events in-game during the campaign that will be streamed live on Twitch. The first live event, called Battle of the Backers, will be happening this Saturday, May 24th at 4pm EDT. Participants will be randomly selected from the pool of backers.
Last but not least, all backers will receive 3 months of free subscription on top of their current pledge level. Learn more about the game at the Kickstarter campaign page.