Some explanation for you all as to why I disappeared from the forums for 2 months. It's nothing sinister, or bad. In fact it's been a huge help. The reason for the non-contact was two fold:
Firstly, I needed a break from the internet. Not just from you guys, but from everything. Up until August, I would spend a lot of time on Twitter, Facebook, checking my email. It was just something I did constantly, from the minute I woke up. I needed to stop for my own sanity. So I slowed things down and stopped checking in on things constantly. Emails I checked every 1 to 2 days, I stopped reading Facebook and Twitter for the most part. It turns out, things are ok when you do that, the world doesn't collapse on your head. Figuring that out has helped immensely, after exhibiting this kind of behaviour for nearly 20 years it's been like shedding a weight and I am slowly re-intergrating social media back in.
Secondly, back in March, we committed to showing our new game at PAX Australia. This was in part a motivational thing for us to work on it and figure it out and most importantly to get some people hands on with it. So while I was taking a break from the internet - I spent all of the time in the past few months (besides a chunk of September and October for DZ Halloween) working on this new thing.
What is the new thing? It's more Last Stand. It'll be premium. It's different.
Once this PAX demo is done and dusted, I'll be sure to share some footage with you guys and talk more about it then. After that, it's back to rolling out the rest of the roadmap for Dead Zone! I'm excited, re-energised and actually looking forward to working on Dead Zone, which has been in development for 7 years now. That sort of energy isn't an easy thing to come by!
So, sorry if you guys felt abandoned while I was gone (because I kinda did ditch you all) but I needed to do this for me. Now that I'm back, I'll make sure to give you all a heads up if I take off again.