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The development of The Broken Hourglass was abandoned by the official team.
Posted by feillyne on May 18th, 2012
The development of The Broken Hourglass has been abandoned by the official team.
This is the official news:
It is my intention to release the game materials for TBH and the underlying WeiNGINE game code in some open source/open content license model which will permit the ongoing exploration and development of the game as a non-commercial, community project. The exact licenses and scope of this public release have not yet been determined, and there is no specific timetable for this public release to happen. The intention will be to give the greater community the best chance possible to explore the potential of TBH and to honor the efforts of the dozens of people who have been involved with TBH's development over the years.
Support from RPG players and press has been overwhelmingly positive and constant during the long development cycle of TBH and I am extremely grateful. It remains to be seen if PWG will attempt a commercial project of more manageable scope in the future. Until that day, please accept my apologies for coming short of the mark, and my thanks for your interest.
It seems to be very sad news for fans of isometric cRPGs, especially considering this game was supposed to be developed & released for Linux and Macintosh platform as well.
The only consolation is that the development team promised to release the engine and its source code for use to all, but there's no definite timetable yet.
The official website: Planewalkergames.com