Hi, I'm new to itch.io !
I have game that I've just started. Its at the very very 1st playable prototype stage. Is is a good idea to make it playable on itch.io in its current state? My idea is to use feedback and metrics to guide its development. I'm just worried that it could be like steam, where the early builds could get poor reviews which could kill it even after its updated.
Also I noticed there are devlogs here. Should I start one of those? Whats the benefit of that. Thanks!
I've never made a multiplayer game before. I had an idea for one, built up a working demo (with just local multiplayer) in a couple days and brought it to the local game-dev group meetup. It went down well, in fact an artist (with an impressive portfolio) was interested to work on it. We are both just making this for fun. My plan right now is..
*Add multiplayer + some kind of lobby system
*Throw it up as a html 5 game on itch.io without making any other changes (remember the current state of the game is just the very first interation, just about 2 1/2 days work) I picked itch cus Ive never used it before and it seems cool.
*Work on it and use feedback + metrics from itch to help guide the development process.
ps. I could even go so far as to put up the *current* build! Which only has local multiplayer. You'd need to play it on the same machine with keyboard or gamepads