I’m not normally into this sort of thing as I find them over morbid, but I’ve been thinking about the things I would like to do before my will gets read. This is more about setting some goals than anything else, some things I will work towards in so far as I am able.
So Valve had has updated it’s customer review system, and the predictable outrage occurred, as it always does whenever Valve changes anything about steam, or doesn’t release Half Life 3. And I have to admit, I kind of got caught up in the moment and spent a bit of time reacting when I should have been thinking. So I’ve done a little thinking, and things aren’t all bad.
A couple of weeks ago I shared my plans for the space station generator’s future. And we’re closing in on one of the first major steps.
Alpha 5 is going to release on the 12th of September 2016
It will release under an Early Access model on itch.io. And until Alpha 5 is released, Alpha 4 is available for free. Once it is released the next step is to work on a Steam Greenlight campaign which hopefully won’t take up too much time
The Station Generator will be sold for US$4 for Alpha 5, but will go up by a dollar for each subsequent major release, which will be Beta 1, 2, 3 and full release with a final price of US$8.
I’ll be aiming for roughly a monthly release time frame but that’s dependent on a lot of factors, but so far I’ve kept it up for 7 releases with the 8th release looking like it’s gonna be on schedule, there’s just a few small things to tidy up.
The only time addition I can currently foresee is the Greenlight campaign which will slow things down a bit for Beta 1 but that’s to be expected and if successful would be great for the Station Generator as it will secure post 1.0 support for more features and content.