Shootmania beta kicks off next month

The Shootmania Storm beta is revving up to begin, with registration ending July 2 and the beta starting soon after that. Sign up with a valid email address through the Shootmania site.

Shootmania Storm is a "ManiaPlanet" game, meaning it has a powerful, accessible editor, though rather than being used to create race tracks, Shootmania's emphasis is on laser-based weaponry and arcade-style-shooter environments.

Every person who has so far registered for the beta will get a key to participate in the seven-day trial. The beta will introduce a new mode, Seige, which is a five-on-five competitive round. Other modes include one-on-one, three-on-three, free-for-all and free-for-all with a shrinking map.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.