The Moment of Truth

The moment of truth has come. Today, we invite all eligible backers to play the alpha version of Pathologic 2.

E-mails containing all necessary instructions should already be in your inboxes. If you haven’t received yours, please let us know through any channel of communication, and we’ll fix it.

The Haruspex needs you

What is an Alpha

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Playing game alphas sometimes feels more like work than fun. We’ve no doubt you’re all prepared to encounter all kinds of bugs, crashes, hilarious AI glitches and balancing errors. We have, after all, tried to set your expectations by showing our grand collection of ridiculous gifs!

But now you can also help is fix all that. We realize that not everyone has the time to provide extended bug reports, so we did our best to streamline the process for you. You’ll have our eternal gratitude if you find a moment or two to let us know what you think.

Reporting Bugs

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If you find a bug, please report it here.

Bugs are, first and foremost, technical issues, e.g. visual glitches (a texture didn’t load), AI problems (a character runs in circles), the lack of an object or line of text, a dialogue not launching. If you have general feedback (which you hopefully do), please provide it via the channels described below.

The Channels Described Below

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To find out more about your impressions, we’ve sent the alpha backers a survey. It contains a quiz (that’ll take 5-10 minutes) and an optional open question to spill your heart out.

We’re now also launching Backer Steam Forums and a Discord server if you’d rather provide general feedback there.

About the Keys

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If you haven’t played The Marble Nest, haven’t gotten the Steam key, signed up for the Backer Portal and are generally feeling confused, here’s what you should do:

  1. Sign up for the Backer Portal. To register, you’ll need to enter a backer code, that we’d sent you when the Portal was launched. If you’re missing it, please contact
  2. Grab the keys tied to your account
  3. Activate them on Steam
  4. Dive into the world of painful breakthroughs and intriguing discoveries
  5. Let us know what you think

To Steam or not to Steam

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Some of you chose a non-Steam version of Pathologic 2 as a reward. We always keep that in mind. But for technical reasons the alpha and beta will only be available there.

Worry not! Even if you’ve chosen a different platform, you still can try the alpha on Steam. It will not affect your reward. You’ll still get a version of Pathologic 2 of your choice even if you take part in the Steam-based alpha test.

Back to the Future

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As the release date draws closer, we would be much obliged if you could make sure everything is in order. If possible, please find a moment to:

  1. Check if your personal data (name, address, e-mail) on the Backer Portal is correct
  2. Make sure you’ve selected the right rewards (yes, you still can choose different ones for now, but the full freeze is drawing near; we’ll let you know in advance, but perhaps now is a good time to double-check everything)
  3. Please add our e-mails (,, and, if you’re interested, to your address book. Reward e-mails often contain links, so some services filter them out as spam. We’d like to make sure you don’t miss them!

See you in the Steppe.