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This is a repost of some news we posted on the mar-bleTeam blog.
Learning things is great... mostly. On the one hand, you learn how to make a really great game. And on the other, you learn that the game you've been working on sucks. So we've decided that Home needs a bit more development, and we're changing the type of game it's going to be.
Let me back up. Development for Home started out great! We were all passionate, had ideas for what we wanted, and above all, we had a really great team. But we missed something, we didn't really have a vision for what we wanted to end up with. So development slowed to a crawl, and passion dwindled pretty rapidly.
The other day I was working on programming Home, and I started to realize. Something felt off, and it had for sometime. Working on Home felt like a chore, but I kept telling myself; "After I finish this, we can work on something cool!". I don't even need to explain what's wrong with that picture. If I could be working on something more exciting and more fulfilling, I should be doing it now. I finally admitted to myself that something was wrong, and we needed to do something about it. Fortunately, when I talked with the rest of my team, we all felt the same way.
So we're taking a step back, taking a deep look at why Home is the way it is, and improving it. Using everyone's passion and creativity, we'll make this a project that we can be proud of. Home will NOT be a missed opportunity.
Why did this happen? Well, the simple answer is that we had one person making all the decisions. We were all feeding off of his vision, passion etc. Instead of bringing our own to the table. But that's as far an explanation as I can make right now. For those interested, expect to have a full blog post about the follies and hardships we overcame during this project sometime after Home is released.
Just know that we at mar-bleTeam learned a very important lesson about friendship and sharing. And we're bringing Home back up to full speed!
A NOTE TO BETA TESTERS: I will be contacting all of you, and explaining the situation. We, and I especially, appreciate your patience with us!
tl;dr Realized Home sucks, making a lot of changes. Home's gonna be the shit. Thank you for putting up with us.
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