Topic: The 30th jubileum, 47th birthday, and sort of a year off  (Read 3137 times)


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« on: January 24, 2022, 03:01:22 PM »
This year, in 2022, we are celebrating the 30th Jubileum of UnReal World.
The game was first released in the summer of 1992, so the 30-year milestone will be reached this summer.
Now what will this special year of celebration bring upon us, and the game?

When it comes to coding and development, I will be taking it real easy. It is likely that we'll see some updates to the game, but mostly I'll be devoting my time for variety of other things. So I'll kind of celebrate the 30 years of development by taking a year off from the usual coding flurry. This also allows me to better contemplate on the future of the game as there some challenging overhauls in our sight. One is moving to higher resolution and modern aspect ratio. The year is early, and these thoughts are scattered, so more news on this front will follow later on. But yes, it is truly so that I will take a year off from the usual, practical, hands-on development. Planning, brainstorming and a little something easy paced remains, though.

Nevertheless, during this year of celebration we will be bringing you some recreational content from the North, out and away from the development chambers. What it will be exactly remains to be seen, but I'm sure this year off will bring along many occasions, incidents, experiments or artistic projects to share or publish.  There are some ideas bubbling under already.

On this thursday, 27th of January, it will be my 47th birthday. I started working on UnReal World at the age of 15 and two years later,  at the age of 17, the first version was released to the public. Now the 30th Jubileum, or 47th birthday, may feel like an occasion to offer me a drink or something, and for that purpose I quickly created "buy me a coffee" page.
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SamiMaaranen
It's a simple support channel I've been asked to allow even earlier.  Now it's up and will remain so at least for this year.  I'll reserve the right to decide the drink to buy with your support :) , but big cheers anyway!
(And surely the regular donations page also works for gifting some squirrel hides.)

So these are the news to start this year with.  Feel free to comment or ask if something comes to your mind.

Yours,
Sami (UnReal World creator)


The developer is currently out the office ...
 

He's skiing in the woods following two elks...


He will be back occasionally and eventually.
- Sami | UnReal World creator

Wayfarer

« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2022, 10:25:12 AM »
It may be late, but hearty congratulations, Sami!  Happy birthday and happy 30 years of creating something special. 

Mati256

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2022, 12:10:04 AM »
Happy birthday Sami, although I'm a month late!
Hope you have some well deserved rest in this coming year and come back with fresh ideas.

bushidobrown

« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 09:22:51 AM »
Congratulations Sami! I just started playing the game for the first time and I’m in love. It’s the perfect game!