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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Qwerl Jul 7 2011, 8:48pm says:

This looks simply amazing! I would love to see a video demo showcasing some units, buildings, battles, abilities, graphics/terrain, and etc. When this comes out Ill definitely shell out the $5-$10 for this mod.

Though I have some questions;
Is this real world or not?
What are the two factions, and their cause/nationality?

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Leafs Jul 8 2011, 9:27am replied:

Hey couple answers to questions,

Yes, this takes place on planet earth. We're still early-ish in development so most of our environments aren't finished (city/urban areas, for example). In terms of nationalities, that's kindof tough for me to explain without ruining part of the story - but we are really close to launching the game description. We'll include a little backstory on both factions and a few more details here and there.

Trailer is being edited so we hope to have that done really soon. We sincerely appreciate the support!

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warhammerchaosgod Jul 7 2011, 4:55pm says:

Oh why didn't you say so in the first place :D, Good that that's cleared up. Good luck with the rest.

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Raygoza Jul 7 2011, 3:54pm says:

Very well done, this mod reminds me of the game Ground Control by the way.

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Melkart Jul 7 2011, 3:42pm says:

It´s a great work. And i missed naval units in C&C3 and SC2.

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DangerousCat Jul 9 2011, 8:40am replied:

Naval units in SC2 whaaaat? Why the hell you need to project and build a naval transport if you have already spaceship-cruisers!!!! What is more is viking, stels-ships, air-transport and much more!

what is more there are not many planets with the water(H2O water =/ ).

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Lesser Jul 7 2011, 6:33am says:

well all i can say if you guys want money for this it damm well better be worth it and there better be a lot off work put into it because remember you are modding a game a game you did not create so i hope you get premission to sell on this you will have to ask blizzard themself other wise get ready for a law sute

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dakman Jul 7 2011, 9:00am replied:

what is wrong with u? they work full-time its ther job. looks better than any rts mods out ther i and would gladly pay for ths. blizzard says there will be a maps and mods marketplace like steam or iphone app store.

i registered just to post this. im sick and tired of u ppl complaining when these ppl work so hard. u pay 60 dollar for other game why not pay little buit for this. u want to work fulltime (i know this because i asked) and not get any money form it??? plus he already said its FREE for moddb ppl

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Lesser Jul 7 2011, 1:52pm replied:

m8 there are other mods out there that have done way more work than this and there did not go out and ask for money there did it for the fun off it and for the ppl that followed them

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TaShadan Jul 7 2011, 11:49am replied:

it even looks better than sc2 so if its good i will pay for it thats what the blizzard marketplace will be anyway

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