How is this going to work? Should we make this more public? Do we keep the games "between us" for the time being? Would it be interesting for whoever is interested to follow the game's progress as the games come out?
Once I've finished my game I'm going to put download links up here (and probably a video so people who don't have time to play can watch it). I'm not too worried about either trying to make it more public or more private. If anyone comes here and wants to see it as it progress that's fine, but I don't think we need to go chase publicity for it.
Where do we upload to?
Up to you really. I'll be using my own hosting space but there's plenty of free providers. Once all the games are out I'll bundle them up and put them up on my own hosting space.
Do we see all the games prior to the one we make or just the one immediately before?
That's at your discretion. Personally I'd prefer to see everything that has come before but if someone wants to blindly follow just the prior game that'd be fine too.
I'm worried that there is a lack of communication
That's my fault. We managed the previous more private version of this with very little communication, people just stepped up and did their games when it was their slot.I guess for a bigger and more public event I should have got contact details from everyone and kept more in contact. Right now though I'm focusing on getting the first game finished, hopefully once that's done it will be easier for me to keep in contact about how it's progressing. That said I think like most developers I'm a pretty busy guy and so I'm mostly relying on people to manage themselves.
Also, it's a big shame there isn't more female representation in the line-up. I'm happy to step down if Lyndsey or Llaura can take my place.
if people want to swap just let me know. I've got another change request already I've not had time to sort but I'm happy to accomodate as best I can.