As all five of you out there who read this thing with any degree of regularity may have noticed, our beloved souptoys.com has yet to go live as semi-scheduled. While this is a little disappointing, it's way easier to take than releasing with a product that is almost completely awesome.
The boys have been putting in superhuman performances. 'Bed' is a strange concept these cabin-bound days. 'Sleep' I find even less familiar, because even once the body cries "Enough!" at around 4:00 or 4:30am, the brain takes that much longer to slow down. On the plus side, this means I've read more books in the last 6 weeks than I did all last year. (This is actually not much of an acheivement)
It's not as though forces beyond our control got the better of us. What snow we've had here has been very calm and well-mannered. It's simply that when you're a group of three perfectionists who will happily argue for hours over the colour of a translucent column of pixels for a button that will be seen occasionally by advanced users, everything takes that little bit longer.
And judging from the responses we've had from the alpha - it's worth it!
One of the best responses I've had was that it "looks so professional!" Even with a slight tone of surprise in there, that's a compliment. Mind you - it's not like we've been doing nothing these last 17 months!
So the current release plan? Maybe friday? When it's done?
Or, to quote old Sierra Catalogs:
We thought it'd be a good idea to have an early night tonight - recharge a bit for tomorrow. How the hell did it become 02:15am?
Happy 21st Alex!
* Real Soon Now