The Bay 12 Games Report, January 1st, 2015Mission Status
What an incredible year! You people always come through when we depend on you- and we do depend on you for the Rock & Roll lifestyle we have become accustomed to. I think you really have come to understand the promise of Dwarf Fortress! It's only going to get better! Last year saw the giant two-year release and then a return to bug-fixing for an extended period. It's all part of the big picture, adding new features and working on the problems of the past. I have a feeling you know what I'm talking about when I say you will fall passionately in love with the new features we have planned.
Congratulations to the generous!Fun with Numbers
Thanks to everybody that helped out last month and in 2014! That was our best year ever. The last six years or so we've been yo-yoing up and down, but the overall trend has been healthy, and hopefully we can remain in good shape through 2015 even without DF 0.40's long buildup pushing the numbers higher. It'll be neat to see how that plays out, since we plan on releasing several times this year as well instead of getting caught in another delay.
We're going to start out 2015 with some bug cleaning and then we'll begin work on the foundational release for taverns and inns. I anticipate we'll be holding recipes and random games/gambling in reserve for the second release so that this first one gets out in a reasonable time. Even then, there's lots to look forward to: different visitors visiting, instruments and toys being used, replacement of the "break" with dwarves fulfilling various needs more naturally, and more, with the rest following directly afterward.
Reward reminder: If you support us
, you can pick either a Story Reward or a Crayon/Colored Pencil Art Reward. A Story Reward is basically a mini-Threetoe story (examples
) and a Crayon Art Reward is a crudely drawn scene which we sketch, color in, and mail to you, anywhere in the world (assuming your contribution covers postage, which is about a dollar almost wherever you are). We take personal requests for either reward as well, he he he. You can also be listed among the Bay 12 Champions