Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bad News/Good News

Hi again Everyone,

So you've probably noticed the radio silence we've been under for the last few months. There are quite a few reasons for this, most of which are related to the bad news for Clash of Command that I am going to share today. There is some good news that I'll be sharing as well, so make sure to read the entire post.

Over the past 8 months or so, Ranger and myself put together a small team of talented individuals for the purpose of building a prototype for Clash of Command, with the express purpose of shopping that prototype out to strategy/war-gaming publishers. The size and scope of a full fledged version of Clash of Command makes having a publishing partner that would be willing to put up the development seed money (small by game development standards, but large by our own pocketbook standards) a necessity. It took our small team of 5 approximately 8 months to put just the prototype together, and our own estimates of the time needed to fully complete the game clock in at around 12 more months of development time. We did have several discussions with various strategy game publishers, however we were not able to reach a publishing agreement at this time. Which means that Clash of Command development is currently being placed on hold.

Please note that a project on hold does not mean that it is canceled. We are extremely proud of the work that we've completed on the Clash of Command prototype and we do plan to eventually roll it out (even if its just to the current C63 community), however there is quite a bit of work necessary before that can happen. Also please note that C63 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. As long as there are C63 subscribers we will continue to operate the game servers.

Now for the good news. We here at Mutant Entertainment Studios are excited to announce we have begun production on a new game. This new title will be officially announced within a month or so (hopefully sooner). It will be of much smaller scope and we plan on self publishing, which means that unless things go horribly wrong, the game will be released within the next 6 months or so. I can't really go into specifics just yet, but I can tell you that our internal playtests on the new game have been very successful, and we are excited to share it with you once we iron out a few minor issues. The new title will have its own development blog which I will share here, once we make the official announcement.

Thank you to all of the Clash of Command and C63 community for your generous support and loyalty.