Tale of Tales

Tales of Tales => The Endless Forest => Topic started by: BarnarnarBunny on September 20, 2015, 08:22:51 pm

Title: Possible Phase 4?
Post by: BarnarnarBunny on September 20, 2015, 08:22:51 pm
I've found and article on tumblr. It sounds like they are going to make a phase 4 for TEF. Lets hope it happens :)

Check it out: http://taleoftales.tumblr.com/post/128776140152/ten-years-ago-today-on-10-september-2005-the

"Now that Tale of Tales has moved away from commercial games, we want to devote more attention to The Endless Forest again. What better time than the ten year anniversary to start thinking about Phase Four of the project!

The future

We will submit a request for funding Phase Four with the Flanders Audiovisual Fundís new game fund next month. If we get the grant, which we should know by February 2016, we will run a crowdsourcing campaign to collect the remainder of the budget, as the new fund only funds up to 50% of production costs. We hope you will all help raise awareness and support the game if and when that happens.

The idea is that The Endless Forest remains free to play for everyone. So we need money to pay for the server. And we want to expand the game once again. We want to increase the size of the forest, add new narrative elements, new deer sets, new actions, and so on.

We also want to make the game more robust so we donít have to be so secretive about it for fear too many players will show up. This will require a complete overhaul of the software, most probably rebuilding the entire game in a new engine, hopefully with the help of an experienced programmer. And while weíre doing that, we will do our utmost to support Mac OS too (and maybe Linux).

Revamped software would also mean that we can organize Abiogenesis events regularly again without the risk of crashing everybodyís computers!

We hope you are all as excited as we are about Phase Four. Touch wood that we get the subsidy, and that the crowdsourcing campaign succeeds!

See you in the Forest!

óAuriea Harvey & MichaŽl Samyn."
Title: Re: Possible Phase 4?
Post by: BarnarnarBunny on September 28, 2015, 03:04:03 pm
So guys, do you think they should add phase 4 to the existing TEF or revamp the whole game in a new engine?