We've noticed that the vast majority of games (and mods) on our site are listed as "unreleased" despite being available via "early access" or as an alpha. This is problematic because apart from being misleading, it means you cannot search for these games to play or review them.
Whether you like early access or not (we are undecided as it seems to be a perpetual thing with many games hiding under the guise of early access), it is clearly here to stay.
Whilst our release system needs a major overhaul, the first small step is to start supporting the "Early Access" category, which we have done immediately. We encourage all developers to:
- Update their game or mods profile to "Early Access" if suitable
- This will automatically categorise reviews as "Early Access" or not
- It will allow your game to be searchable in the releases section
Let us know what you think of this change. Also worth noting our Github features / bugfixes board is public for all to contribute to.