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,


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DEathgod65 Dec 1 2011, 5:09am says:

Will there be any other types of ships? Carriers, Destroyers, Cruisers and maybe small missile boats?

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JuSTiNX Nov 11 2011, 12:51pm says:

Awesome mod.

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Commander_RealWar Nov 11 2011, 4:43am says:

Found room on my computer to reinstall SC2 yesterday. Man! The SC2 marketplace can't come fast enough! Really looking forward to the mod.

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Lord_Convector Dec 1 2011, 4:21pm replied:

buy a new hard drive and install it into your computer. most desk tops can Handel 2 hard drives.

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Oaks Oct 29 2011, 6:49am says:

At long last ! Showing a new content soon ? New units,images,trailer and stuff ? 15 minutes long gameplay video ?? secret hidden hope of playable demo ?(ok, I gave up on release of playable demo with all that secrecy around). You were just reading my mind all that time,do ya' ?(!)
New candidate of best RTS ever(be it mod or not) is back on board !

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Commander_RealWar Oct 20 2011, 5:12pm says: +2 votes     reply to comment
valentone94 Oct 10 2011, 6:28am says:

please don's let this mod die!

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Leafs Oct 23 2011, 12:45pm replied:

No worries, we are alive and well. I know this may not make much sense, but the quieter we are, the harder working we are.

We are a small team and no one really has the time to do news updates, but we'll try to get better at updating you guys.

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Orlafus Nov 23 2011, 2:42pm replied:

if you guys need someone i can help.
send me a e-mail (bcesarvitorino@gmail.com)
i'm a amateur conceptartist and i'm a 3D game artist

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tnanimator Oct 11 2011, 4:57pm replied:

Not dead, I promise : )

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