For gamers with an IGN Prime membership, the chance to try out the playable Krater alpha test begins immediately, though the game is not set to release until this summer.
Earlier today IGN announced on Twitter that the playable alpha is now available to Prime members. Prime members pay about $3 per month for this membership, and opportunities like this come fairly frequently.
Of course, the Krater alpha doesn't have nearly the demand as, say, a Guild Wars 2 Beta invite, but many will jump at the chance to sign up. Krater was announced earlier this month as a Swedish-developed RPG, set to release this June via Steam. Krater is described as a "lush, post-apocalyptic top-down RPG" and the playable alpha allows players to create and control a squad of three different class characters. This is impressive development for the alpha stage testing of an RPG and the graphics for the game look interesting and unique, which is always a draw when it comes to RPG's, particularly given how many of them have cropped up lately.
Both single-player and multiplayer options are available in the alpha. While RPGs are a dime a dozen lately, this one might be worth trying out, if only for the post-apocalyptic themes.