Future of Neo, what's happening now?

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Future of Neo, what's happening now?

Hey, does anybody have any updates on what is going on with Neo Scavenger now? Or what is happening development wise. Can't seem to find any news. This game definitely deserves an expansion!

- Passage

Hi Passage,

Both the mobile and desktop versions of NEO Scavenger are in post-release support mode, which means they each get part-time development while the new game (the "space prototype") is full-time.

What this means, specifically, changes depending on the time and current bugs. But here's the current plan:

NEO Scavenger Desktop - Currently working on porting the engine from Flash to Haxe, to finally be rid of the limitations of Flash. At the very least, this means a more traditional save file instead of Flash cookies, and better hotkey support (e.g. can finally make Esc open main menu instead of exiting fullscreen). Probably also some performance improvements.

NEO Scavenger Mobile - Bug fixes happen as-needed, usually waiting for enough to collect before issuing a new patch/version. The next feature I wanted to add was modding support, but currently, this seems like it might not be possible. So that's on the back burner until desktop's engine port is done.

Apart from those, the "space prototype" is the main development effort these days. It's sort of a "sidequel" to NEO Scavenger that takes place in the same setting and time period, but follows the events of a crew in the Solar System instead of down on Earth.

Hope this helps!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games