Sky Riders will go offline for a bit while I clear out database bugs from v0.43 and ready the next update.
I'm excited to start rolling out the new League system, which is going to be the real core of the game in the long-term. An advantage of all this development hell is that it's given me a lot of time to iterate and improve on the design.
0.6x will be a somewhat scattershot update of behind-the-scenes technical issues, frameworks, bug fixes, and added visuals. Again!? I know, I know. From 0.6x onwards, there is a more structured plan for focusing on major gameplay features with each update while gradually improving other areas of the game (graphics, UI, optimizations). The roadmap to beta and release is in place.
If I could feel this positive and productive every day, I'd have finished this game a year ago. Ah well; the important part is, things are turning out well. Watching social/f2p gaming continue to flounder and fail to innovate this last year inspires me to keep pushing forward. Someone has to try, right?
I will update this week or kill myself*. I'm bad at the latter, so expect an update!
*a joke, I swear.
You won't get rid of me that easily.
Personal battles with depression have made it difficult to work at any significant speed since the last Sky Riders update. I apologize for those of you waiting on that game and/or future games I've talked about.
Months between updates is unacceptable, and has never been my intention. Hopefully I can find some way of turning things around, but in the meantime, there is little else to say other than I don't know how slow progress is going to be on any given day.
The next update will be focused primarily on filling out missing artwork. It was originally supposed to add another gameplay segment into the map generator, but that will take more time, and the new art and bug fixes should see a wider testing phase first.
Welcome to the new HTML5-based site. It's still a work in progress but I replaced all the content and features with rounded corners and custom fonts, so the important part is done.