Sorry I'm late to replying to this. I actually just released information on the Beta today through the Kickstarter update and I'll be posting it here in just a few minutes. I really appreciate you being active with Deadwood. I can reasure you that we are working hard and keeping a strong focus.
Sorry again. I know we planned on having a beta out at this time. Since we are commited to doing an iterative process it means that we go through each iteration completed the entire game in a very rough state. So nothing polished. So far we've had a lot of success in nailing down the gameplay elements early that way we can focus on making it pretty later on.
Hopefully you're not too upset with us, we just want to approach this in the best way possible. If you do have further question I am here to answer them.