I know Ive been away for at least a year, and I now only return as the bearer of doom.
Its with a sad heart that I am announcing the end of this project.
Aegis:2375 started life over 3 years ago as a mere idea in my head, over the following 2 years I developed it to a point where I decided I needed to start making the dream a reality.
So, I posted here, on CGtalk.
After a brief slow start, things got moving faster than I ever thought possible, people became interested, people joined the project and we, as a team, began making the idea a reality.
The core team, at least from the start where I was truly involved are: Myself, Victor (DogmaD) Mark (Element5) and Albert (MaxFX). We got things moving pretty swiftly, with some awesome concept art based on my sketches and marks talented imagination, and also that of Victor, who turned out consistent quality, Albert produced some eye-popping renders and was also kind enough to host the first Aegis team forum.
After a while and a few Gigabytes of content, the project came under the direction of Victor as I was simply not a project leader.
All turned over happily for a while, then I encountered a major life change, I lost my connection for about 3 months and I just didnt have time for Aegis.
Victor continued to do an amazing job at the helm; the project went from strength to strength.
But, as with all things, individual situations change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. As time passed, the project slowed as a result of real-world commitments
And so Im here again, years on, announcing the end of something wonderful. But, it has to be done, both myself and Victor have too many real-world commitments to dedicate ourselves to Aegis, personally, Ive had too many commitments for the past year to do more than look in from time-to-time.
Id love to be able to take the reigns, but sadly, as I said, I just dont have the time.
So, Ill finish by saying a big THANKYOU to CGtalk for simply existing in its glory and providing both myself, and the team of Aegis:2375 with a place to meet, talk and make friends. Id also like to thank everyone who contributed to the project in any way, be it with content, suggestions or promotion.
Perhaps one day Ill use all that I have made for something, perhaps not, but hell, at least we tried!
Strangely, Im not too sad, this has gone far further than I could have imagined, the response has been amazing, and along the way Ive met some wonderful and extremely talented people, whom I hope will go on to make themselves as big as they clearly deserve!