A year and what?
Last year around this time, I let you know the dark future of Approaching Infinity. And since I'm still basically a starving artist (or at least my artistic career is... Read more
Rogue-Like Future = Rogue-Like Past
Hello, AI Backers,
Yes, Shrapnel games still has the exclusive publishing rights. Sorry. They want thousands of dollars to buy out the physical stock. Someday, it will happen, but I'm... Read more
Wow, it's been 3 years since I launched the "Approaching Infinity" kickstarter, 2 years since its release, and 1 year since the last update.
After being so badly burned by... Read more
Hi, team Approaching Infinity! I am going to get the beta out to the testers tonight. Here are the new features they'll be looking at:
- added 3 new officer classes... Read more
Anniversaries and Not Your Space!
Hello Approaching Infinity backers! It's been almost a year since AI was released, and 2 years since the kickstarter began. We're also very close to starting beta testing on AI... Read more
Approaching Infinity 1.3
Approaching Infinity 1.3 will be released sometime in December, commemorating the 1-year anniversary of the game. Until then, you've got version 1.2
Wait, you didn't know about version 1.2 ?!... Read more
possible IRDC error
I've just been informed that the correct link for IRDC streaming is:
Even though the one i gave before totally looks like the right thing, I guess they changed... Read more
IRDC Here I Come!
Getting ready to leave for the International Roguelike Developers Conference (IRDC) !
Super excited, it's going to be a totally overwhelming experience, with so much amazing stuff happening.
You... Read more
Approaching Infinity T-Shirts & IRDC
Hi, everyone, and thanks for all your support along the way, bringing Approaching Infinity to life! Got a few little news items, so I'll share them with you:
Approaching Infinity... Read more
update 1.15 and XenoBloom
Hello Approaching Infinity Backers!
Hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to let you know about a few things.
First, if you missed update 1.1 , you can... Read more
Hello, Kickstarters! Approaching Infinity version 1.1.0 is now available for download (WIN) (MAC). It's got major and minor changes, fixes, and additions. Here's the compete list of changes. The stuff... Read more
Approaching Infinity was launched a few days ago, and kickstarter reward distribution is underway. Surveys have been sent out, and over 320 backers have received their game and key, as... Read more
Approaching Infinity Release day is finally here!
I am in the process of sending out surveys. They only ask for a current email. The point is to make... Read more
One Year Funding Anniversary
Just a quick note to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the funding of Approaching Infinity on kickstarter!
It has really come a long way in all that time. Shrapnel Games... Read more
Approaching Infinity Is Done!
No more "soon", "almost", or "one more month". Approaching Infinity is done. I turned in the code, the manual is written, and it's going to manufacturing on Monday.
I... Read more
Announcing Approaching Infinity! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I guess there's no limit to how many ! you can put...good to know!) (!)
Shrapnel Games is pleased to announce the pending release of Approaching Infinity!
And I'm pretty... Read more
Approaching 99% Infinity
Greetings all Kickstarter Backers of Approaching Infinity!
As you may or may not have read, I have reached a publishing agreement with Shrapnel Games for Approaching Infinity. This is very... Read more
A very Small Update about a Very Big Game
I know many of you are getting impatient for Approaching Infinity. I just want to let you know that I am still working on it, and I will have... Read more
Approaching Infinity Beta 05 Free For All!
Approaching Infinity Beta 05 is available now and free for everyone! It only goes to sector 20, but there is plenty to see, and all 18 starting ships are currently... Read more
The End Of An April...
I said I'd finish A.I. by April. Then I pushed that back to mid-May. Now it's looking like late May. But progress is happening! I am planning another beta release... Read more
I Need Your Name!
I Need Your Name!
The release of Approaching Infinity is getting close! I have pushed it back from April to mid-May, but that will give it time to be a... Read more
Approaching Infinity Hits Steam Greenlight!
Approaching Infinity hit Steam Greenlight today! You already showed your support with the kickstarter, now i'm asking for you to vote yes on steam, and maybe leave a comment... Read more
Eden Sector is a mod (both "modification" and "module" in the classic D&D sense) of Approaching Infinity that i made for 7drl (seven day rogue like) this year.
It is... Read more
Main Quests 80% Complete, and Beta 02!
What?! Wow! I was originally planning on only getting 4 of the race quests done during february, but once I started working on them, that changed. I find it much... Read more
Beta and a Stream!
Hi, all, we are just hours away from the Approaching Infinity Beta! Now with officers, crafting, controller support, and much more! Anyone who pledged at "PLAYTESTER!" or higher will... Read more
Officers, Victory, and a Podcast!
This week, I've gotten the Officers system working. You can hire them, fire them, and level them up to give them new skills! There's still a lot of work... Read more
One Month Since Funding!
It's been one month since Approaching Infinity was funded. Wow! I wrote an article on my blog about everything I've done, but here are some major highlights:
- Added... Read more
A Randomized Crafting System In Approaching Infinity!
Well, I’ve had a few days to get to work on my plan of bringing Approaching Infinity up to beta status, and I’ve actually got something to show for it: ... Read more
Forward Unto Beta! (And Beware Of Bug!)
Hi, all, want to let you know how the development process is going, and also warn playtesters about a crash.
Don't Pick Up Art!In the new PLAYTESTER!+ version, there... Read more
One Week Later
It's been one week since the successful funding of Approaching Infinity. Thank you all again for your support!
I've gotten a lot of responses already for planet... Read more
This is the short crazy excited update that says that we're funded! I did a count-down of the last 10 seconds with my daughter. It was so cool!
We hit the... Read more
What Does "Penultimate" Mean?
This is the next-to-last planned update of the Approaching Infinity Kickstarter campaign, because...
It's the last 12 hours!
AI is funded! 4 stretch goals met! I... Read more
Final 48 Hours!
Approaching Infinity is in its final 48 hours!It's been an awesome crazy ride. Thanks to everyone for getting it this far. And a special thanks to David, Nathan, Simon,... Read more
From my mother's house in rural Pennsylvania
I'm having a nice quiet time visiting my mom, letting her hold the baby, eating homemade peanut butter fudge, making stromboli together. My family and I will be driving back... Read more
Mac Release, Save Function, AI, And You!
Exciting times for Approaching Infinity as it enters the final week of the Kickstarter campaign. So thank you all for everything you've done, and all of you are going... Read more
You can rest assured that the current design of Approaching Infinity will be completed! Thank you for all your support. And hey,... Read more
Private Release and a Feature!
Hi, everyone! Here's the latest on Approaching Infinity:
It's the halfway point in the kickstarter, how are we doing? 72% funded! That's pretty awesome! Just today, I realized that... Read more
Twitch, Alien Language, and Art
I never actually get to *play* the game, so it was nice to watch, and chat... Read more
Live On Twitch!
Hi all, just a short update today.
Working on improving the screens inside space stations. They're looking even better. Thanks again for all the support, people have been spreading the... Read more
Approaching Infinity : The Backstory
Greetings, all! Approaching Infinity just hit 50% in its first week, thanks to you! Please join me on twitter if you do that kind of thing. I'm @IBOL17. Now, what... Read more
Approaching Infinity v0.0.6 Released
Here it is, Approaching Infinity v0.0.6
- Awesome “New Game” screen where you customize your captain and choose your ship
- Your custom captain is then rendered in-game
- Animation of... Read more
Thanks, Progress, and Demo Update Coming!
Hi and thank you to all backers!
I can't wait to see what kinds of things you'll be contributing to the game: Names, images, items, words... it will all make... Read more