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EvilGenius for a Better Tomorrow
United Kingdom
Windhaven is a indie video game I started developing at Christmas, 2009. It was a labour of love; the vision was ambitious for a one-man project and I did my best to implement it completely. Progress occured in bursts depending on how much time I had left after commercial work, AI research and family committments. Windhaven was finally approaching completion in early 2012, and the beta version made it to the finals of Dream Build Play 2012.

Unfortunately several things then happened almost simultaneously;
1) I submitted the game to Steam Greenlight, and like most indie submissions at the time put in a lot of effort promoting the game yet got absolutely nowhere. Approval seemed like an impossibly high bar, which was pretty depressing.
2) I had a major commercial setback; I had to fire several staff and took a big financial hit myself.
3) Several very negative and depressing things happened to my family in quick succession.
4) Finally, I became somewhat depressed and fed up with programming. I continuted to develop financial software, but I decided to spend my free time working on something physical instead. I worked on several automotive projects; my from-scratch DeLorean DMC-12 twin turbo RHD build, my Isuzu VehiCROSS supercharged USDM/JDM hybrid rebuild and my TARDIS replica trailer.

Windhaven has been dormant since then. I apologise to everyone who helped with development and testing, seeing things grind to a halt like that. I have been guilty about this for that last two years, but couldn't bring myself to sink time into bringing the project back.

However, this weekend, out of the blue, Windhaven was actually approved on Steam Greenlight. I guess it has slowly been building up votes over the last two years while the queue of indie games ahead was slowly clearing out. As such I have decided to resume development and complete and publish the game. Right now I can't say exactly when this will start or how long it will take - I have to finnish off some stuff on my car projects and house repairs first - but I hope it will be soon. Thanks to everyone who kept the faith.

 * Starglider


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dungeonmeister Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Thank you so much for watching me.
Expandranon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
It's been so long!  When are you gonna come back around and say hello?
Zergling-man Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
You still out there?
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! How's it going? I sent you a note regarding your commission request.
Zergling-man Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Zergling-man Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Yo. Game stopped working, not sure why. Crashes on startup with no (obvious) error. You able to put up a quick-fix/workaround/whatever, or at least some idea on what's wrong? (I'm intending to see about running it on old versions of the C++ redistributable... Haven't got around to that yet.)
stargliderx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
The beta version included a timeout since it was supposed to be for just a couple of months of testing. Development should finally restart this year and I will post a new beta once it does.
RakkuAmiya Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Hurrah!  So I changed my pc's date to mid-April 2013, and suddenly the demo works again. :)

AlbyTross Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I support this game a lot <3 'Specially since Albatrosses are my favorite animals. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday!
stargliderx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks, sorry for the long development time.
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