We regret to announce that the Subsistence project has been put on hold for the time being. Due to reasons beyond our control, we've had to halt all progress. It's been an absolute pleasure to work on this project for the past 1.5 years and we apologize about the disappointment. The Blue Isle team is moving forward to work on another project featuring the UDC and Sentinels, and we'll have plenty more details for you guys soon, so please stay tuned. Thanks for all of your support!

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14 comments by Leafs on Mar 10th, 2012

I founded Blue Isle nearly two years ago. In that time I've had the real pleasure of working on something that is a huge passion of mine; RTS games. I've also met and worked with some amazing and truly talented individuals. I want to start by giving a genuine thank you to the entire team at Blue Isle.

A few months ago I was forced to make a very tough decision; putting our first game, Subsistence, on hold. What does this mean? Well, we ceased all production on the game as we re-evaluated the company.

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It was becoming increasingly tough to continually fund the development of a game with no end in sight. The Art Tools which we badly needed from Blizzard were nowhere to be found, and the Marketplace is being delayed indefinitely. The original plan was to spend 1.5 years developing a game, upon which time we hoped the Marketplace would be up and running.

I knew from the beginning this was a huge risk to take. Spend time, money, and resources developing a game for a platform we weren't even sure existed. Some risks pay off, this one didn't.

Subsistence is on hold, but it is not cancelled. If we can come back to this game at some point in the future - we absolutely, positively, will.

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Moving forward, I want to tell you guys about our new plans. We have a new game in the works that we are really excited about. The game universe, story, art, and gameplay we have created for Subsistence is not going to waste.

Mobile touch-screen devices are becoming an increasingly viable platform for gaming. We spent the past three months designing a new game concept. It's an RTS, but we spent a ton of time thinking about how to tailor this type of game to a touch-screen device.

Touch controls allow us to do some really cool things that wouldn't normally be possible in an RTS.
As such, we are designing this from the ground up specifically for iPhones, iPads, and all Android mobile devices.

We are in the early prototyping stages and as soon as we can show you guys some content and screenshots, we will post them here.

Finally, I want to give one last thank you to all of you who have supported us thus far. Your feedback (both positive and negative) helps us as game developers to improve our work and keep going forward. I will let you all know as soon as we have a new game to announce.

Cheers guys,

Alex

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userz
userz Dec 23 2013, 2:46am says:

So sad there are so many good potential mod that are DEAD.

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TaShadan
TaShadan Oct 26 2013, 6:02am says:

Too bad you guys dont want to use a different engine like UDK or Unity 3D.

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Guest
Guest Sep 1 2013, 2:21pm says:

Starcraft 2 Art Tools available now we just need the market to get this game going again :(

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EwiQ
EwiQ Jun 4 2013, 12:39pm says:

Awesome looking, more realistic than vanilla scII. I like it!

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Defcon6
Defcon6 Nov 10 2012, 2:04pm says:

As long as you don't completely kill it I'll gladly wait for what will probably be an amazing total-conversion mod.

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soufmeister
soufmeister Jul 3 2012, 9:42pm says:

they will wait till blizzard releases the long awaited sc2 marketplace i guess.

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Renolfe
Renolfe Apr 7 2012, 12:22am says:

Hey you've made so many great models for the mod, why not give them to the starcraft 2 modding community ? It would be awesome. And I'm looking forward for your next game !

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DeadDeadDeadDeadDead
DeadDeadDeadDeadDead Mar 11 2012, 6:13pm says:

My kitty loves this mod, if you stop it, you'll make my kitty very very sad.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A KITTY SAD? DO YOU?

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Cybio
Cybio Mar 11 2012, 1:07pm says: +2 votes     reply to comment
JohnnyTheWolf
JohnnyTheWolf Mar 10 2012, 11:17am says:

Four new screenshots? Is the mod back on tracks?

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