Ranger dropped by our forums to let us know that SSSI has began some volunteer testing for Rise & Fall. To quote him:
Beginning this Saturday, June 11th, we will be organizing teams of 4-8 volunteers to come to our Cambridge office and test parts of the game, which is currently in production. The testing will consist of playing through our "work-in progress" Single Player Campaign Scenarios and Single Player Skirmish Games (with Multiplayer Skirmish coming soon) and will take place Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Lunch and all materials will be provided at no cost.