Remember when I told you guys about our traffic flow
? After that, I alluded to a record high, a weird spike in traffic we got one day that I couldn't explain. Well, we've hit another spike, and I can explain this one: reddit.
I'll give you a moment to take that in.
Some kind, anonymous soul on Reddit unintentionally gave us the biggest traffic boom in our history, a boom that sent us more than half of the total 64,591 people
that have visited our site in the last year and a half, and included a bunch of new members who I'm extremely happy to have on the team (you know who you are!). I'm extremely happy about this recognition. We'll have to try that again sometime.
For those of you who haven't been on the forums in a while, there's other important news. We now have a few official releases
out, along with prototypes focusing on the chemical
aspects of the microbe stage. With any luck, we'll have a microbe editor prototype up soon, and the current prototypes will continue to evolve so we have a good conceptual basis on which to create the actual microbe stage.
Since this boom, we've been reinvigorated, and I want to keep this excitement going as long as possible. I haven't felt so good about this game in years. That's why we now have more and more technical work going on. Oliveriver is working on our long-defunct official website, and several members are creating organizational diagrams for planet generation, organelles, and multicellular evolution. As always, there's work on the tech editor
and society stages, headed by NicktheNick, who at this point has become my second-in command.
Finally, I've asked Doggit to compile all of his (and oliveriver's) themes into one package. We should have an initial "Music of Thrive" package up for download soon, which I'm sure our fans will go crazy for. I'm also considering posting our prototypes on ModDB, which shoud spike traffic again, and perhaps pick up some more great contributors.
As always, keep up the great work guys.
Remember our goals: simplicity, science, and playability. Keep them in mind always.[OE]