Upload Alpha Versions for Playtesting?

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I’m pretty sure there used to be a way to upload the game you were working on to Kongregate without making it public, so that you could give the link out to playtesters and such, and get comments. But now that I’m actually ready to use that functionality, I can’t seem to find it. Does Kongregate not offer that anymore, am I misremembering, or am I just looking in the wrong place? And if it’s the last, thanks to anyone who can tell me the right place to look.

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Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

When you upload your game its in preview mode until you click ‘publish’. You can allow certain other people to visit your game by giving them the guest access link, and if they sign on though the chat sign in while in your game, they can also leave comments. The way you get your guest access link is by adding /api to the end of your preview game url.

For example. (you can follow this to see if you can reach my preview game, called test). Here is the game url: http://www.kongregate.com/games/UnknownGuardian/test_preview. But only the developer can access that. Add /api to become http://www.kongregate.com/games/UnknownGuardian/test_preview/api and then copy and paste your guest access code. Mine is http://www.kongregate.com/games/UnknownGuardian/test_preview?guest_access_key=31a4145f893a5e4f02e46e2843619a49ae3b40d02462c1e0c208f4e5068f0f6a. If you tried doing it right now, you would also be redirected to the homepage. First you have to sign out to visit the guest access link, and then once on the game page, you can login through the chat login section. Then you can leave comments too.

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Thank you. For some reason I thought it used to be a separate interface, but that’s exactly what I was looking for.