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"Black Mesa's out, are you still going to release?" or "Do you know about Black Mesa?" - First, congratulations to the Black Mesa Team for working restlessly and finally finishing. Secondly, we started the project knowing Black Mesa could be released at any time during development, and that has never stopped us.
"When will you post more screenshots?" - We can only get so much done in small amounts of time. It could range from days before we get presentable work or months. Combine this with the fact that the mod itself is already pretty small, and the limited screenshots should be understandable.
"When's the release date?" - We don't know. Due to a crucial team members leave we've been forced to cease development, at least temporarily.
"Is this mod dead?" - I think "Frozen" is a better term, but to each his own.
"Are you competing with Black Mesa?" - No, not at all. They have their mod, we have ours. There's no rivalry, or any other sort of connection between the two. We also won't be using any of their assets.
Well, then. Good news, and horrible news.
The good news is that I got in contact with John, the modeler. He's able to maintain a steady communication, so that is no longer a problem. The bad news is that our programmer, BoX has apparently decided to leave the mod.
This is very, very bad. He was in the process of modifying our HUD, VGUI, NPCs and bullsquid/houndeye models, among other things. Basically a very large portion of what would make Office Complex fun (and even a bit unique) is either half-finished or broken. We're sans the source code, so fixing and finishing it all is a no go. Go figure.
The remaining team member and I had a chat, and we decided finding a new programmer and having them start anew would be less than ideal. So - at least for now - we're ceasing development on Office Complex.
For those wondering, BoX's leave isn't the sole reason for this. We'd like to focus on a new project that allows us more creative freedom than remaking a classic, for example. This is the end of neither of our developing days. I personally am on another team and applying to another, both of which would be a much better use of time than hoping to pull Office Complex from limbo.
Here's some final things:
If you have anything you want answered or just wanna say, feel free to say it.