Right, I’ve been waiting until there was actually something to show of Ionage before starting the development blog but I think the time has finally come.
The Alpha 0.2 is finished, and I’ve put the first screenshots in the gallery page. This is a big deal to me because it’s the very first playable version of game. It’s a simple cut-down version of a normal skirmish against the AI – but there is a game in there and what’s more, it’s actually fun to play thank god!
The AI is the yellow one at the top who’s about to smash me to pieces while I spend my time taking pretty screenshots – doh!
I’ve just been playtesting this version with a few close friends because without all the basic game mechanics I don’t think it’s worth putting it out yet.
Over the next few weeks while I’m working on the next version of the app – 0.3, which will be going out for public testing – I’m going to start populating the gameplay section of this website. Every few days I’ll write up a bit of the gameplay as a blog post and by then end we should have a manual of sorts explaining how the game works.