And the Beta Testers Are...

When I selected beta testers for GBA4iOS, I wrote about how difficult it was to choose from several hundred applicants. While that was certainly true, it pales in comparison to this time. For this beta test, we expected another several hundred applicants, maybe even over a thousand, but these turned out to be severe underestimates. Less than 30 minutes after opening up submissions to beta test Delta, we had received over 150 responses, and less than a day later that number had soared to over 1000. So, how many applications did we receive after seven days?

10,165. Wow.

After an entire weekend of reading applications, we narrowed them down to 80 general testers and 40 press testers, for a total of 120 beta testers. Additionally, of those 80 general testers, seven submitted promotional artwork that will be used to promote Delta in the coming weeks. I could write more about how really, incredibly difficult (and long!) this process was, but since I think y’all just want to know who was chosen, I’ll skip all that.

So, ready to find out who was chosen to beta test Delta? Here they are!

Press

  • Sam Sheffer
  • Mike Wehner
  • Xavier Harding
  • Federico Viticci
  • John Voorhees
  • Dario Sepulveda
  • Will Klepper
  • Abdulaziz Khalid
  • Priscila Klopper Albuquerque
  • Guilherme William Neves Nascimento
  • Lucas Sacheto
  • Eduardo Pérez
  • Blasin Ree
  • Filip Brož
  • Marco Dengel
  • Mickael Bazoge
  • Shigemura Masato
  • Tiago Alves
  • Radu Ursache
  • Вячеслав Кокин
  • Luis Padilla
  • Dino Zambas
  • Zach Carson
  • Nic Kiernan
  • Mikhail Madnani
  • Campbell Bird
  • Carter Dotson
  • Filip Koroy
  • Joaquim Barbosa
  • Andrew OHara
  • James Darnell
  • Miguel Alvarado
  • Jacob Siegel
  • David Thomas Robinson
  • Taimur Asad
  • Nidhish Gokhale
  • Chaim Gartenberg
  • Charles Agnew
  • Ousmane Diarra
  • Brandon Butch

General

  • Eric Johnson
  • Sachin Mansukhani
  • James Thomson
  • Logan McGregor
  • Jack Decker
  • Justin Proulx
  • Jason Lachman
  • Bryan Anderson
  • Zain Khoja
  • Eytan Schulman
  • John Critchlow
  • Michael Zhang
  • Chris Armstrong-Cortez
  • Sam Hancock
  • Dominik Reichardt
  • Jason Tauriello
  • Crix Madine
  • Ashley Cummings
  • Jordan Richman
  • Alexandra Theresia Waldren
  • Lucas Schmitt
  • Will Lahke
  • Vittorio Picone
  • Matthew Waineo
  • Jeremy Hsu
  • Jesse Chand
  • Elia Baitel
  • Eamonn O’Hanlon
  • Rhys Morgan
  • Harlan Haskins
  • Monique Corrêa
  • Octavio Guillermo Reyes Rodríguez
  • Jon Whitney
  • Adrian Eves
  • Robert Petersen
  • Ryan Guidice
  • Victor Dorantes
  • Garrett Hinson
  • Dan Gregory
  • Daniel Miller
  • Dan Del Fuoco
  • Patrick Angle
  • James Stokes
  • Brandon Summers
  • Gavin Nord
  • Simone Massardo
  • Johannes Namupala
  • Marco Cancellieri
  • Jason Reehoff
  • Giorgio Mera
  • Fernando Fontecha
  • Sierra Grassman
  • Andres Lossada
  • Zach Ziccardi
  • Ryan Fluharty
  • Sebastian Alsina
  • Antonio Guerra
  • Dray Bryan
  • Erik Kocher
  • Dan Bennett
  • Keeton Feavel
  • Aaron Harpole
  • Alexander Tölke
  • Sophia Tung
  • Becky Hansmeyer
  • Zach Simone
  • Dallin Clinger
  • Blake Petrenchik
  • Tyler Livingston
  • Cody Bruner
  • Bronson Lane
  • Hayden Evans
  • Nathan Wallace
  • Guillermo Moran
  • Andrew Scott Stambaugh
  • Christopher Owen
  • Brad Lester
  • Josh Hrach
  • Manuel Auer
  • Jared Ebenstein

Promotional Artwork Winners

  • Dray Bryan
  • Justin Proulx
  • Dallin Clinger
  • Jeremy Hsu
  • Eamonn O’Hanlon
  • Christopher Owen
  • Octavio Guillermo Reyes Rodríguez

Congratulations to everyone who was chosen! We’ll reach out to all of you by email shortly, and we’ll also send the very first beta out later tonight. For those who weren’t selected, remember that Delta will be free for everyone when it is released, so you’ll still be able to enjoy all your favorite classic games at that time.

Sincere thanks to all of you that applied, as well as my fellow judges Caroline Moore, Maddie McCarthy, Grant Gliner, and Matias Franco, without whom this process would have been near-impossible. Finally, stay tuned for more info on Delta, as there is still plenty more I have yet to reveal!

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