Several years ago my wife's parents moved to North Carolina, leaving us in Tennessee. Since then we've been wanting to make the move, but have been unable to because of my job and financial responsibilities. We're excited to say that we are finally making the move this month.
We'll be moving to North Carolina in the Raleigh area, and I will be starting a new job on July 10th. We are super excited about the move as it is expected to be a major boost in our income as well as a reduction in our cost of living.
Now, I'm sure your reading that and asking yourself, "What does this have to do with me?" Well, I'd like to answer that, but I honestly can't right now. I don't really know how it will affect you guys, or even if it will at all. I do have my plans and hopes though, so that's what we're about to discuss.
I do expect us to have a little more extra money, so over the next few months, I hope to squirrel enough away that I can buy a new computer for YouTube recording. The hope is that I'll be able to get back to making YouTube videos by the end of this year. Now, I don't plan on going back to Minecraft, instead, I plan on picking a new game and playing that for a while.
Well, that's great for the YouTube fans, but what about the development fans? I've got that covered too.
As part of the move, we're trying to obtain a house that will be large enough to house my whole 5 person family, and have an extra room that I can use as an office. That office will double as my YouTube recording studio and my game development office. With that, I plan on taking at least a couple of hours each week to spend on game development.
The point is, that while I haven't been very active in a long time, I do expect to become more active in both the game development and the YouTube arenas. It may take a while for all this to come to fruition, however, so please bear with me as we undergo this change.
Early last year Microsoft sent an email to registered developers letting them know that XBox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) was going to be shutting down. That meant that anyone who had purchased the XBox 360 version, would no longer be able to play the game they purchased. At that time I decided to change the Android version to being completely free with no advertisements. That was kind of my way of giving the game back to the people who had purchased the game on the XBox 360.
Later this year, the XBLIG will be permanently shut down, and all access to the game will cease. In light of this, I have decided to release all the source code to both the XBox 360 version, and the Android version to the public. You can find the source code on GitHub using the following two links: