Hello, my fellow Eclipsians! Questions have arisen about the surge of recent updates to the site, and the new individuals appearing on the Staff team. I am delighted to announce the partnership of Jump Button Studios and Eclipse!
Who owns the site?
AkatsukiNick and I are now co-owners of the website. With this change, a new Board of Directors will be fashioned with the objective of supporting Eclipse, assisting in the evolution of the website, and resolve any differences that may arise in the development of Eclipse. There will be a total of six board members: AkatsukiNick, Lycrios, Agoraphobic, two other members (that will later be announced), and I. In addition to other tasks, each member will be assigned to help maintain a portion of the site in areas each individual excels at.
What does this mean, and what is the future of Eclipse?
Three words: A brighter future.
We are striving to elevate the website to a professional and structured level. Eclipse is in the process of being restructured to set a stable foundation in anticipation of Greenlighting the new engine via Steam. It will take time to for completion. Please, be patient for updates.
In recognition of the creativity, determination, and dedication that making a game requires; we have started a Featured Game Spotlight. An exceptional game that meet the criteria, and highlights an engine, will be hosted on the banner for free.
The community will receive regular updates and plans are in motion to get Eclipse more involved. Additionally, with the inclusion of new staff members; the rules will be reviewed and updated
The new engine will be written in Java; furthermore, another developer is constructing an engine in .Net. We encourage other indie developers begin work on personal projects to help the community. Nick and I will personally strive to provide the forum with developers who are professional, dedicated, and consistent in producing a high quality engine.
Send us a message if you are seriously interested in being a developer. Although the staff are composed of volunteers, please realize this is a serious commitment.
We look forward to working with the community to promote a friendly environment for indie developers to push Eclipse into the future.
- Eclipse Staff