Hey, and welcome back to texel y'all!
I am not a dev, but I plan on making myself present in the forums and chat, so if you have any questions, try to talk to me instead of taking up a dev's time. I was a huge fan of the original D.O.T. and am looking forward to loving the new one.
For all you people seeing this page and wondering if the alpha is out yet, You'll know when it comes out. Until then, assume it hasn't.