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Spacebase DF-9 “just Not Something We Can Afford to Do Any More”, Says Schafer

Posted on the 21 September 2014 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
Spacebase DF-9 “just not something we can afford to do any more”, says Schafer
Double Fine is set to pull the plug on Spacebase DF-9, to the disappointment of some who bought the early build via Steam Early Access.
Spacebase DF-9 will officially exit Early Access as version 1.0 in October.  The full source code will be released shortly thereafter, according to a Steam Community post.
Double Fine boss Tim Schafer opened a Steam Community discussion to respond to user questions, saying that Double Fine had an “open ended-production plan”, and was hoping to see the sort of successs some other alpha-funded games have enjoyed.
“Some of its early sales numbers indicated this might be the case, but slowly things changed, and it became clear that this was looking like a year and a half of production instead of five or so,” he said.
“With each Alpha release there was the hope that things would change, but they didn’t. We put every dime we made from Spacebase back into Spacebase, and then we put in some more. Obviously, spending more money than we were making isn’t something we can afford to do forever. So, as much as we tried to put off the decision, we finally had to change gears and put Spacebase into finishing mode and plan for version 1.0.
“We are not silently pulling the plug. We are announcing our finishing features and v1.0 plan. I know it’s not a lot of advance notice, but we’re still here telling you our plan instead of vanishing quietly in the night.”

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