The most common questions we get asked - mostly about GeneRally 2
Is GeneRally 2’s development dead?
No - we’ve just taken a much more relaxed approach to it than we did previously. We spent too much time trying to live up to expectations that we placed on ourselves and it turns out, we’re just not those kinds of people. Call it an adventure in self-discovery.
I thought you were in Alpha a few years ago - what’s taking so long?
We rewrote a whole bunch of stuff we weren’t happy with. Time vanished into the sinkhole of PhD research, new jobs, moving countries, new family members - you know, the usual things.
We know it sort of feels like a “give two monkeys infinite time…” kind of scenario but things are a lot better than last time you saw GeneRally 2.
I have skills and free time… can I help?
Thank you for the offer :)
At the moment we have a small team of people who cover the vast majority of what we need. If we find we need something specific and think looking to the community for that help is the best course of action, we’ll post it here.
Are you going to post more updates more regularly?
We’ve been down this road before - and, frankly, we’re just not very good at it. We know that’s not what some people want to hear but being entirely non-committal on this is what makes us most relaxed. When we have something fun or exciting to present, we’ll definitely be talking about it.
Wasn’t there a Kickstarter campaign for GeneRally 2?
Yes - we had a Kickstarter campaign a few years ago, and things didn’t exactly go to plan. We made a few key mistakes, largely based around us heaping too much pressure on ourselves to do something we started as a hobby.
It would have been nice to have GeneRally 2’s future secured at that point, but we are quite content with how this has worked out.
Wasn’t there a developer blog for GeneRally 2?
Yes - it’s been replaced by the Updates page.
Most of the update-related content of the previous blog posts is still there. We made this change when there was a fire at our hosting provider’s datacentre and we had an opportunity to make the whole thing a little bit better.
Are you going to release the source code for GeneRally?
No. GeneRally will remain closed-source.