Play Shards Online this Saturday!

All backers ($20 and above) will get a chance to participate in live streaming events during our campaign. Our first event, Battle of the Backers, will stream this Saturday, May 24th at 4pm EDT on the Shards Online Twitch channel. In this game-show style event, we’re putting backers in our pre-alpha build for a head-to-head fight to the death with all glory to the last man (or woman) standing.

The last Backer standing will not only play in the next round, but will also be able to choose from a pre-selected list of higher tier rewards. All contestants will receive a special “Tribute” title in the final game and special recognition from the populace on our Colosseum shard.

This will be the first time anyone outside Citadel Studios and game testers will play the exclusive pre-alpha build of Shards Online.

Want to sign up and take out other backers?

Send an email to and include your backer name in the subject of the email. Please also include your computer specs or dxdiag in the body of the email. You will need to be available Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 4:00PM EDT. We will be randomly selecting 20 confirmed Sapphire Backers ($20) or higher for the first two rounds of the event.

Check your Kickstarter inbox on the afternoon of Friday, May 23, 2014 to see if you have been selected. We will give you a direct link to download the client and a key that will be valid only for this event. Upon receiving the private message we ask that you respond by Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT confirming you want to participate. In the event that you are unable to attend, we will need to select another backer.

If all goes well, we will be selecting even more Sapphire Backers ($20) or higher from our Twitch channel during the live stream for additional rounds. Check this page for updates and results after the event!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Back us on Kickstarter today to participate in Battle of the Backers!