It would be a pleasure for me to test (please read: to play) this new GNU/Linux Game and i would be happy to receive a beta key. I sadly remember the old times when gaming was impossibile for linux users.
Now things are much better and the news of a new upcoming linux game is a further step in the right direction! Hoping more will follow
I'd like a beta key. I do all my gaming on Linux now and find that wine works well for most games I play, but I'm always looking out for native games. So far I play natively: UT2004, Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, and Savage 2. Other than that, WoW, Diablo 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, Tribes 2, emulators, and Steam games all work great in wine, but I prefer native games because i get much better framerates and performance. I run 64-bit Ubuntu and am always looking out for things that run in native 64-bit. S2 does a great job about this, and I'd really like to test 64-bit compatibility.
I am very excited to hear that S2 is this eager to support its Linux user base. I own Savage and Savage 2 and they are both great games. I have played DotA on WC3 a long time ago and it is a GREAT game for LAN play. I would appreciate it if you would please give me a key. I will also be informing some of my other buddies who are gamers of this beta program.
I wouldn't mind obtaining a beta key. Though if I get it, I'll be playing on an xps 1330 laptop, so it might not be able to handle it (for too long). Playing Hedgewars results in massive slowdowns after a while, due to overheating (thanks Nvidia!), although my recently purchased Penumbra collection seems to be handled fine.
That being said, I haven't played DoTA, but I still remember playing that Warcraft III scenario (on wine, so it wasn't all that pleasant), where you command a bunch of heroes through an entire campaign, without having to build bases and such. That was pretty fun.
edit: I wonder if you would actually get close to 400 replies on this article.