Its been a few months since our last update on the site. Sorry about that. I'm currently the only one who writes these site updates and I have just returned from a large break from working on Allacrost. Here's an update on the state of this project.
First I'll talk about the team. Many people, including myself, have been inactive or minimally active for the first half of this year. I can't speak for everyone's reason for this, but for me personally I needed a break. I had been working hard on Allacrost for over 3 years without a break and it was eating away all of my time. I have begun working on Allacrost regularly again in the past 2-3 weeks, but I also have a new hobby and lifestyle that will prevent me from putting in the amount of time that I used to for this project. Over the long term I'm hoping that there will be more distributed leadership in our team and less reliance on a single lead (myself). I think we're well on our way to that future though as many individuals on this team have already begun stepping up.
Obviously because a large portion of the team has been on downtime, we haven't been making much progress in the past months. This has lead some to question the project's future. Go ahead and read the forum thread in the link to find out the answer to that question. We continue to make progress on Allacrost, its just been slower than usual. On that note, we celebrated the end of the fourth anniversary of this project earlier this month.
Lastly, we have a surprise for you all that we've been working on for several weeks now. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I will say that its something brand new to the Allacrost experience and will play a large part in this project in the years to come. It's near completion now, though I don't want to predict a release date. I hope we'll have it finished up by the end of next month though, so stay tuned.