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Maia is a new god game from indie developer Simon Roth.
Maia is a new god game from indie developer Simon Roth.
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Hi everyone!

We are currently working towards getting a pre-alpha for release. Our log in system is in full development so you will be able to sign up and start redeeming bundle keys, wallpapers, and eventually alphas very soon. We are expecting that to be live in about two weeks, and pre-alpha builds downloadable in early February.


The start of the year has thrown up a lot of challenges. We've been working towards the current milestone at a good rate, with lots of cool new content going in. I've also been coding a significant overhaul of my renderer. The game is starting to look quite smashing!

In other news, we are in negotiations to license audio middleware to help us deliver Nick's glorious music and sound effects. Currently I'm waiting for assurances that the Linux version of the system is up to scratch before going ahead with it. I'm hoping this won't delay development too much, but we all think it's worth it to make the game really come alive.

I'll be expanding the team this week with two more very talented developers who will be helping us get our characters animated and lifelike for the alpha. Exciting stuff!

The forums are the place to be for up to date info on development, and I'll be posting more updates on here too. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox as I will be sending out more tier specific messages again this week.

Feel free to drop me an email any time!



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      Jeff Craig on January 24, 2013

      Are we expecting the Linux Alpha to be running concurrently with the main Alpha?

    2. Cyrus Nemati on January 24, 2013

      Hi Simon,

      I'm really excited about Maia (big fan of this [hopefully] re-emerging genre), and as such, I want to offer my services to you. I'm a voice actor with a good deal of experience in video games, but looking to help fun independent projects and hopefully bolster my résumé. I do lots of different voices in many ranges, so I imagine I could help you out.

      If you have a moment, give my demo a listen at - if I can help out in any way, I'd be glad to!

      And congratulations on all you've done so far - I'm really thrilled to see how things are progressing!

      Cyrus Nemati

    3. Hideo Kuze on January 23, 2013

      whoa nelly!
      that in game screen is looking amazing!

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      pid on January 23, 2013

      cool! looking forward to play this masterpiece :D

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      Nick Dymond on January 23, 2013

      Hi S.D.

      I'm definitely with you on that!

      I'm not sure I can share what library it is at the moment as we are in the middle of talks with them. However, I will be writing some features in future about the sound design, the music and the audio implementation so feel free to drop us any questions via the forums and hopefully we'll try to cover it.

    6. S.D. on January 23, 2013

      Take your time; select the right tech. Good, solid libraries can make all the difference in the world. If selection goes as planned, would you share with us the name of the audio library, and what your selection criterion was? I'm keen to have a window into that experience in game development, and I hope you're willing to share it with us (yes, I am formally asking you to "geek out" on code, libraries, and porting concerns periodically; and I do so on behalf of the Linux gamers amongst us!).

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      alex3989 on January 22, 2013

      This looks really nice, keep up the fantastic work!

    8. René M Jensen on January 22, 2013

      Holy. Wow. this looks amazing. The style and the dark atmosphere :O

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      Chica Chica on January 22, 2013

      Glad to hear news about the Linux goodness.

    10. Alexander R on January 22, 2013

      Wow looking really polished.

    11. Rolf Fujino on January 22, 2013

      That graphics update is quite impressive and making it look very professional.

    12. James Mason Pierce on January 22, 2013

      You had me at "Daneel Olivaw"

    13. gandalf.nho
      on January 22, 2013

      Looks great!