After 2 years we're finally doing it. We're bringing in more people to build the TerraX world and finding others just this side of nuts to help with the next big push.
The next big push is building planetary lore above and beyond what we've already got in place. I can recite lists of specs for any given planet in TerraX space (and there are a few...) but specs are just bones and we need flesh now. No, no, I'm not a zombie in the making, I'm just aware that without filling out the unique stories and history of TerraX we've got a spreadsheet, not a game.
The core group has been working steadily on the nuts and bolts of things by ourselves for years and now we're a bit frenetic with excitement at the thought of new blood coming in and contributing their wit and wisdom to the project. And yes, we're still think tanking the game engine but that's only one aspect of the game and in the meanwhile we're pushing forward with content and in a few weeks, art.
Think about it. Building the lore for a planet - the geological history, the cultural history, the timeline. What beings and beasts have come and gone before the timeframe of gameplay in TerraX? Who are the historical figures - the heros, the villians, the leaders, the losers? How does all this fit into the main TerraX lore? From backstory for NPC's to massive wars fought long ago and held in the racial memory of the people, there is a huge amount of world to be created. And, did I mention, there are several planets to build up and flesh out? Massive amount of work.
We're pulling people from everywhere. Writers and gamers and people that just love the idea of creating entire lives that will live out their days in the worlds of TerraX. Fans and friends and family are all signing their non-disclosures and leaping in to lead, follow, and create like mad. It's like standing inside a hornet's nest of ideas.
And it's happening now. 4 years from now when TerraX launches (might be 3 if the game engine folks are right...) you'll be able to nod your head and remember when we were leaping with glee at getting the content built out to the next level.
Thanks for bearing witness.
Master Instigator & Designer, TerraX