Yes, we suck. Happy?
The game, however, does not. We apologize about the lack of updates. The truth is that there isn't a lot to update about. We're just bug squashing and polishing. We haven't added a single feature since early January and right now we are in closed beta.
We have about 50 people playing the game around the clock right now and things look great. The ONLY device we are getting crashes on is the iPod Touch 4th gen - It only has 256 megs of memory - this might not be a plausible device… (cause it runs retina with this shitty memory level) We are working on that.
Android is being converted to java for porting as well, but this is going slow. We are going to do our best to get everything out on day 1, but we will see. We are optimistic.
As for PC and Mac, after mobile launch its our primary platform. All additions (PC/MAC supporter's alien species, in-game characters), updates, changes, fixes, patches, new gameplay modes etc. It basically becomes the Star Command we always wanted. Mod support has been built in since October, so we should be in good shape to let you guys start changing the game once we release. Everyone will get their release as soon as we have a version ready (something very similar to mobile) and then we will move into optimizing that version and making it mouse and large desktop friendly.
As always, we appreciate your patience. We know you're all tired of waiting, but having heard feedback from our beta testers we are confident it will be worth the wait. Polish polish polish. That is our living goal.
Cheers for everything you guys have helped us accomplish,
The Warballoon Team
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