Hi, my name is Alvin Alexander, and I’m the creator of XO Play. I’m passionate about football — NFL football, college football, whatever — and I’m really passionate about smart football. I love it when I hear about smart offensive and defensive coordinators, the new plays they’ve designed, and how they make halftime adjustments to turn a game around. I love to hear about how smart quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady figure out defenses and know what receiver they’re going to throw to before the ball is even snapped.As a result of this, I’m creating XO Play for people who share this passion — people who eat, drink, and sleep football — those of us who want the challenge and thrill of calling smart plays to beat your opponents.
With XO Play you get to call your team’s plays based on factors like down, distance, score, field position, and more. Think of yourself as the offensive or defensive coordinator, the quarterback on offense, or the captain of the defense — you are the playcaller.
If you’ve ever watched a football game and thought, “I can call plays better than this,” or, “Why didn’t that quarterback see that blitz coming?,” this game is for you. It’s football, but the emphasis is on strategy, formations, plays, and concepts, and using your intelligence to win football games.
As a word of caution, XO Play is currently a VERY LONG way from where I envision it being. I know that it will take me at least a man-year of work to make it what I want it to be, but this first public release will give you an idea of what I have in mind. Personally, I want to label this application “Version 0.2,” but I have to refer to it as “1.0” here.