Apologies for the sudden disappearance for a couple of weeks. A combination of sickness, a heavy load at work, a friend’s birthday (and the ensuing hangover) and getting a Google Wave invite meant that I was rather lax in meeting my writing requirements. For various reasons, I’ve also been emphasising work on the actual projects themselves rather than this blog. Still, that’s no excuse for failure to meet a deadline and it’s an even poorer excuse for not mentioning that the deadline would be missed.
In related news…
Until recently I, personally, had been expecting to move interstate for work later this year. I have recently changed my mind and will be staying in sunny old Adelaide for the time being. This has meant several significant changes to my personal plans for the next several months (and indeed next couple of years). One of the more significant of these changes being that I am now looking at purchasing a house in the immediate future. As a result of this, I have had to review some of the time lines for Magnesium Games and there have been some substantial changes.
Firstly, the weekly schedule for posts will not recommence until 8 November. It is my intention to post a couple of articles between now and then, but there will be no regular structure to them. During this time I will also be working on developing a buffer of articles, which will then help to ensure that service interruptions do not reoccur. If this buffer reaches a sufficient size before November 8, I will reinstate the regularly scheduled articles sooner.
Secondly, the website will be delayed in its introduction. Initially, the intent had been for the website to go live by the end of the year. Financial (buying a house is rather expensive) and logistical considerations mean this is no longer possible. It is now my intent for the website to go live in late March next year. This date is tentative, as I have not yet confirmed any sort of time lines with the potential site developers. I will keep you all up to date with the expected timeline.
Thirdly, the original intent had been to bring additional authors on board as the website went live. I am now looking at bringing one or two authors on in late November, with more to follow after the website goes live.
Fourthly, for those interested in Plato’s Game – it will still be released shortly after the website goes live. For various reasons it is simply not feasible to release the game prior to having our own website.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below.