Wow... time once more seems to be running out faster than last year... I have no idea where the past two months have gone and I'm already booked till mid-April. So let's have a short look at February as far as ADOM and ADOM II go...
Jochen has done quite a bit more work on ADOM and iADOM (ADOM for the iPad). We are juggling the idea of running an Indiegogo.com crowd funding event to take into account all the time that still needs to go into finishing that version... so many more bugs to fix and maybe even some minor new features to add, which is very hard when you are having a real life, work and other interests. Money means we would be able to spend more time on the game (maybe effectively buying us out of day to day business for some moments ;-) ) to be able to release ADOM 1.2.0 as soon as possible.
The ADOM II design competition ended and Ravenmore now is working on a finalized submission.
I'm still working feverishly on ADOM II but I once more failed to get finished as there are so many minor things to do. Right now I'm working on finishing monks which is quite tedious as they have so many special abilities that need to be implemented on a by case base. Then I finally need to clean up and complete the King of the Orcs story arc and ADOM II 0.2.3 will be ready. Or would you prefer a sooner release with an unfinished King of the Orcs story arc? Let me know!
As far as the website goes I'm pretty happy. As in January the new advertisements once more paid for all the costs I have for keeping both this blog and the www.adom.de site up. Income even increased by 10% (still making up a negligible real world amount but nonetheless...) which is a healthy trend I'd love to see continue ;-)
March is the month that must see the next ADOM II release... hopefully I will finish it enough. April then should be the release for the first version of ADOM II Deluxe and ADOM II 0.3.0 as well - I'm seriously committed to focussing just on the major features mentioned in the release plan as well as on fixing bugs to reduce the lag due to side treks.
So thanks for another month of feedback, support and love... Axes high and hope to yes you soon in Ancardia!