Hello Space Questers!
Ok, this one's gonna get weird. With life, it seems, things never go as planned.
Almost five years ago, the Two Guys came back from the void to our Local Group and successfully funded their own kickstarter project. They started working on a brand new funny sci-fi adventure game, that in many ways will be very familiar to us Space Quest nuts. Nobody could foresee it would take them this long to complete, though. The project has its ups and downs and most fans remain confident the Two Guys will deliver in the end.
Personally, things have been hectic for me as well. For almost 10 years, I've been working my ass off at my own company, creating websites, short films and smartphone apps. Unfortunately, the company never really took off. Mainly due to the atrocious economic climate. You know the drill.
A couple of years ago, things went downhill. My business partner got sick for about a year (you guessed it: a burnout), leaving me to run the company alone. Eventually, we had to close down our office and work from home. I also sold this website to the Two Guys, because I would no longer afford the webhosting. Bad times indeed.
About 1.5 years ago, I finally decided I have had enough of all the stress and negativity. I quit my company and started a teaching job halfway across country.
I love my job, but it's far from home, so I travel by train a lot. This means time enough for a little project on the side!
Just a few days ago, I decided to buy back SpaceQuest.Net from the Two Guys and update the website while I'm at it. It's an opportunity for me to dig up some good old times, being the nostalgic melodramatic guy that I am. Which brings me to this.
The webdesign is well over 13 or 14 years old. So, what to do with it? If you don't mind me saying, it has aged rather well. It could just as well be me, though. I've grown fond of this silly virtual place, where I met so many great people, where there are so many memories. Good or bad. So, no way! This place doesn't need to shed its skin. It just needs a little touch up. I'm doing a technical overhaul, while keeping most of the good stuff completely in tact.
That's why eventually I will make this website a GitHub project, so that people can contribute, write new stuff or update erroneous or outdated material. But there's no way I'm changing it into anything other then it has always been. Nobody needs another set of characterless Wikipedia pages.
But more about all that much later. This rebuild will probably take weeks, if not months to complete. Pray I don't change my mind halfway in.
Here, have a laugh while you're at it: