Happy New Year! It’s going to be an exciting one. But first, let’s look back on 2013 a bit.
2013 was a remarkably busy year for us, right out of the gate. We’d spent most of 2012 finalizing N v2.0, and 2013 started with a bang.
Let’s look at that launch video one more time:
There were quite a few important updates in N v2.0, including new levels, a smoother feel, and a whole new way to make and share levels. We were ecstatic to get that update out, especially since we’d been planning it since 2005! After a year of concerted effort, we finally got it done, with the help of Golden Gear Games; speaking of which, we’re happy to report that Golden Gear is gearing up (hah) to get a bugfix release out soon.
The big news of 2013 was, of course, that we’re working on N++, which will be the last and best version of the whole series.
We spent most of the year planning and prototyping, plus developing and working with our dream-team to figure out how best to make this game shine. The impact of the new graphics is already apparent, and we really can’t wait to show you more.
Things with N++ are progressing slowly, but surely — we’ve corrected our course a few times over 2013, and that has led to a few changes in what we’re planning for the game. As a result, a few aspects of N++ are taking longer than we anticipated, but we’re extremely confident the wait will be worth it.
We’ll be able to show you more really soon, and in the meantime, keep an eye on the N++ tumblr for some in-development images and other behind-the-scenes goodies.
We are being careful not to overpromise and create false hope, but rest assured, we’re doing our best to give this game the best life it could possibly have.
One thing we do know for certain is that N++ for PS4 is coming first; if the response to the PS4 version is good, we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to release N++ on other platforms. The good news is, you can help! In the next few months, we’ll be releasing lots of screenshots and videos to whet your appetite and show why we’re so excited about this game; if you see something you like, spreading the word will make it a lot easier for us to convince platform-holders to give us a shot 🙂
What’s in store for us in 2014? Only time will tell. But each new year brings with it an opportunity for all of us humans to better ourselves, our lives, and the lives of those around us. Let’s make this world more beautiful than it already is. Let’s support each other, create, and celebrate each others creations.
This year we’re hoping that the future of games is brighter than ever. There are so many developers making games right now, so many people creating unreasonably fun experiences and enticing worlds, building ingenious puzzles and using games to express who they are. There is so much to say, and so many ways to say it, and especially considering the multitude of creative expressions the last year brought, we can’t wait to see what the next has in store.
Until next time, we wish you all well, and thanks for your continued support — it means a lot to us. To an ambitious and exciting 2014!