It is supposed to come today. my guess? it wont.
i left the team. its very sad indeed. i loved this game and for the most parts, i loved working on it. it still has tons of potential and in my totally non objective opinion, in concept, its the most interesting one in this genre (aside DF of course)
You can obviously guess what xavi is about to announce by now, but he should do it. his decisions, his actions, his responsibility to announce them. i have taken so much (undeserved for the most parts) spiderite that i simply refuse to be the one to usher these words.
I have spoken with rasmus and we both discussed the possibility of giving Dwelvers for free to all Towns purchasers, but this has not been decided yet. honestly, if it was just my game, there would have been no question involved, but this genre is a niche one and "losing" 200+ k potential costumers might be a tough decision. rasmus just wanted to do it, but it pains me that he will have to "pay" for actions that other people committed. regardless, i strongly think rasmus is a different kind of developer and i utterly believe he will take dwelvers to the best possible heights so even if we end up just giving a deep discount, i urge you to try and look beyond the two teams connections and try to judge rasmus and dwelvers on their own.
Well, i have also believed we would have seen towns through the end, even when things went shaky, so, yeah, don't count on my ability to judge those situations, but i can tell you this: rasmus development style is far more player oriented.
I will post a detailed post mortem sometime on the future but i wont promise when. ill just say this: i was not 100% perfect through out this entire fiasco. i too have my faults and could have probably handled things much better, i realize this completely. i could have pushed more (well, it would have probably done nothing because i pushed... god knows i have and i can prove it) and i could have done more. and for not doing that, i am truly sorry.
i admit that my spirit was broken, probably some short time after that steam launch and i never truly recovered from seeing this little baby being delivered prematurely.
Regardless of how this game can look like, or be like, i still think its enjoyable, its interesting and it can bring a lot of moments of fun and joy. i think it can provide for more fun hours than most of the AAA titles i have seen out there and its in better shape than games that cost more (gameplay speaking). whether you buy it now or not has no effect on me anymore, but if i would have to recommend, i'd say, sure, go grab the demo and if you like it, buy it.
There were times that i loved coming to these forums and there were times i just couldn't bring myself to even dare and speak here. i do not blame the community at all, but saying that i loved every bit of it would be a lie so i wont say it. i did find myself inspired over and over again by the stories, creations, discussions and mods you guys have contributed and those have served as fuel to our engines. one of the biggest reasons this game didn't stop just after the steam launch was this community and for that i can only thank you and try and show my gratitude.