Hi there! I’ve been following thrive quietly for many years, mainly by reading the devblogs through reddit (always happy when I see a new one pop up!). I had another account on this forum and I probably wrote an introduction like this a few years back, but I was not very active and decided to make a new one since I could not remember my account details.
To be honest I’m probably not going to be much more active this time around either but I’ll try at-least
I’m really thankful for all the people that has put in work into this project over the years, like many here I played spore and thanks to the imagination of the brain of my childhood, I enjoyed it very much. I still look back on that game fondly, but as I grew just a little bit older I realized that spore had a lot of lost potential and that the game was pretty boring without the imagination that had helped me in the beginning. Potential that I believe this project has.
Even though I’m not yet convinced that I’ll ever have the privilege of playing Thrive as a finished game, this project has been the source of a surprising amount of joy to me, considering how little time time I’ve actually spent in-game. I think that if this project dies in a year or two, I would be disapointed of course but still somewhat content with what it has already achieved. I think any game-project that can make me say that is remarkable and worthy of attention. So now when I heard that there is a patreon I decided to make a (very meager cause I’m a student) pledge and since I did that It would probably be fitting to try to be more active on the forums which led me to making this post.
Thanks to the team for everything you do, the fact you have come this far in your spare time on an ambitious project like this is remarkable!
PS. the existence of this project has inspired me to take small (small) babysteps towards learning to code.