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Jan 28

Hello Terra!

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?

GH1_Hyolee

Just so you know, I’m not dead yet and neither is GearHead, though neither one of us are quite as active as we used to be. This past while I’ve been busy with graduate studies and, to be honest, I feel a bit guilty that I’m not working on my thesis right now.

A few days ago I sat down to finally get GearHead: Arena working on my current laptop. I also set up a new repository for it on GitHub. Please note that this doesn’t mean that the game is back in development, per se, though I couldn’t resist diving back into the code to update some things and fix some problems. I just want to make sure it remains available and working on modern computers.

My current plan is to play through GearHead1 and GearHead2 in preparation for working on GearHead3. But don’t get yer hopes up about that game until I have something playable to show.

I’ll be posting observations about my GH1 playthrough as they occur to me. Wish me luck.

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  1. minionator

    AHAHAHAHAHA! It’s alive! IT’S ALIVE!!!

    Seriously though, glad to see you back. I loved the gearhead games, and I’m looking forward to seeing more from you.

    Good luck on the thesis, though. It won’t seem so bad once you get it completed and accepted, but it sure doesn’t feel like it before that day.

  2. tin

    Good luck! Now you’ve got me excited 🙂

  3. Aquillion

    Haha, I’m glad you’re still doing Gearhead stuff! I still think about it every so often; it’d definitely be fun to see a Gearhead 3.

  4. Cornuthaum

    I was talking with some friends about how bitterly I missed GearHead – it came up when we were talking about games we wished had gotten an XCOM/XCOM 2 style makeover – and then played a bit of GH2 (the game that got me into GearHead) and ….

    then I saw this site was back and I am so, so glad it’s not dead. Whee 😀

  5. Tripsky

    rock on joe! I typed in the site almost by habit and was overjoyed to see it back and with such great news. you are going to make a lot of people very happy. any chance of getting the forum back up?

    1. Joseph Hewitt

      I’m not sure about the forum. I’ll see what I can do.

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