First up sorry for the long "no news" situation. There hasn't been anything to report, so that's why.
Mixed bag of news today, so here we go! Not everyone will like this, but so be it.
Most of you are awaiting this, and there is no big change here. We have some of the things produced as you can see on the attached photo (there is more than this, I just didnt want to move boxes around). Primarily lots of t-shirts, posters, dog tags. There is still lots of stuff being produced and still todo.
So no real news here. We need to have everything ready, produced, shipped to us and then package it all. Doing it in pieces is way too cumbersome and expensive. We might be able to get the DVDs out to DVD only backers (especially in the US), but lets see.
No real ETA here, and I'll let you know about it when we are ready to package the goods and ship out. But its not around the corner. Will still take weeks.
Team Disbanded / Slow Communication
Big part of the slow communication and lack of progress is, that the JAF team is no more. Everyone is gone and there is me left to handle it all. Both taking over tasks from the guys who left as well as running the rest of the company.
And people have not just been moved over to other projects as some people say. They are gone gone, not to return. Very sad, but that's just the financial reality of JAF.
I try to answer all emails sent directly to me, but I simply cannot find time in the day to read+answer posts on the forums. Sorry - but that's just how it is.
Future Development on JAF
Without a team, there is also no further development on the game.
We would have liked nothing more than to continue on for ages, but no salaries lead to no people lead to no development.
We will work on a quick bug fix release in the upcoming weeks in between other work, and then that is the final version from our hands no matter what.
That bugfix will take care of (right now at least) 2 known issues that we want to fix
- female mercs in prone after loading
- a crash bug in the pathfinder
In my spare time sometime in the future I will send over as much of the requested modding stuff to Shanga. But my priority lies with physical goods first.
From the start of this project we wanted to get the modding part of the community running with as many possibilities as possible. And that is still everyone's goal to see the awesome stuff that can be done in the future by the talent out there.
Sole survivor of the JAF team, signing off