License not verified / Steam client is not running
Baron backer from kickstarter. Haven't tried playing alpha/beta until now. I got my steam beta key from site profile, entered it on steam and downloaded the beta client. However, when I launch it, the KC splash screen shows up, disappears, then I get an error message. Title of error box says "License not verified" and actual message states "Steam client is not running" even though through steam is how I launched it.
Suggestions on how to fix this so I can check out beta before launch? Is it no longer playable, or if I didn't get client before Aug 17 am I unable to now??
-I have no kcd.log file in the game directory. Have attached dxdiag though.
-Wasn't sure whether to select steam or launcher for issue category.