30 year anniversary - let's not miss this one!

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Re: 30 year anniversary - let's not miss this one!

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30 years? WOW!!! It IS time to celebrate!! Stay hard Star Control II! You will always be the best! :D
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Lukipela wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:32 pm Then get to coding, slacker!
;D-smf

But seriously it's good to see yourself and so many others still around. So many good memories from this forum!

I've vaguely thought of writing up a postmortem of what went wrong (and right) with SC:Redux but from a non-technical point it was quite simple.

One of the bosses hired in a friend of his as developer. That hire turned out to be an incredibly toxic person whilst also being completely incompetent. The years in which he "worked" with us were honestly pretty fucking awful and sucked the enthusiasm and health out of the rest of the team.

With hindsight I've realised it took me a couple of years after he left to really get back into hobbies and such again. I did eventually finish that database I was building SC:Redux on but by that time I hadn't posted here in ages and the actual game code had rotted beyond the point of recovery.
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Quite a bit of things over at https://pistolshrimpgames.com/blog/
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Dragon wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:37 am
Lukipela wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:32 pm Then get to coding, slacker!
;D-smf

But seriously it's good to see yourself and so many others still around. So many good memories from this forum!

I've vaguely thought of writing up a postmortem of what went wrong (and right) with SC:Redux but from a non-technical point it was quite simple.

One of the bosses hired in a friend of his as developer. That hire turned out to be an incredibly toxic person whilst also being completely incompetent. The years in which he "worked" with us were honestly pretty fucking awful and sucked the enthusiasm and health out of the rest of the team.

With hindsight I've realised it took me a couple of years after he left to really get back into hobbies and such again. I did eventually finish that database I was building SC:Redux on but by that time I hadn't posted here in ages and the actual game code had rotted beyond the point of recovery.
I feel lost. SC:REDUX? Hiring people to work on SC? Do you want to shoot me a PM on this? Or are you somewhere on that discord too?
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Lukipela wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:57 amI feel lost. SC:REDUX? Hiring people to work on SC?
Ah, right. Not a clearly written post by me. :D

The company I worked for whilst writing SC:Redux writes financial admin software. They still do and I still work for them - after a few hard discussions with the bosses.

It would be great if they were open to writing games but sadly, no.

It was there that things got really toxic whilst I was trying to write SC:Redux and ultimately why I never found the energy to finish it. No mistake though, I made some poor, overly ambitious decisions too; and if I get around to writing a postmortem it's those decisions that I should document.
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