Hello, my name is David O'Toole and I am working on a new game called "1x0ng" (pronounce it ONE-zong.) I would like to run a devlog here on the Itch.io forums, and share the game's design and development processes with you.
Playtesting of new stuff has always been a crucial component of gamedev for me. Talking to users, watching them play my games in-person, or communicating with players online through IRC or web forums is very important---whether it's a bug report, a suggestion, a simple "kudos", or even a whole new feature idea that I never would have come up with myself.
I like to think of it as User-driven gamedev.
I have a playable alpha build of 1x0ng ready now, with all the main gameplay ideas implemented. You can find screenshots, video, and downloads for Windows and Linux here on Itch.io: http://dto.itch.io/1x0ng
I invite you, itch.io community, to play and critique! If you find a bug, have an idea, or wish to speak your mind about things generally, then please post here in the topic.
I will gather all reports, fix bugs, implement suggestions, and issue updated game builds on a semi-daily basis.
I hope you will enjoy this game :) I'll keep the thread updated as I work on new parts.
Here is a video: