Well gang it is time to read the writing on the wall and say my goodbyes before the inevitable happens. Boundless was a great game while it lasted for me and like so many others got me through a real dark time even if the time the community was super active was short when I first started playing almost 2 years ago. Covid hit, my business failed because of loss of business and life like for everyone got uncertain and very hard. Boundless was not only the escape but positive reinforcement that I needed to get to the other side of that dark tunnel.
I got to experience love struck, gleambow, Halloween and Christmas for their last time it seems on boundless or at least gleambow. I started a guild Twisted Dragon and found 3 of the coolest co guild masters ever @SClayton @Mittekemuis and @11Elvis11 . Together we grew a strong guild while the game was going hot. Expanded to a guild planet, had a building competition and starting building a city. We even began running hunts for a short time until it was clear the community just wasn’t big enough for another hunt. Hopefully we can find another game we can all play together again.
I loved meandering from planet to planet looking at the builds digging and running though caves. Grappling across devastating lava and vast canyons.
Alas to a year later seeing no new update, 0 communication from the team and a heavy decline in routinely active player base. Coupled with the seemingly overwhelming lack of interest from the dev team, I think it is time to just say goodbye to the game rather than invest more time into what could end up being a waste of time…
I have made many friends too many to mention here in boundless that will last a lifetime. Never in my 30 years of gaming have a found a more positive, accepting, low toxicity environment online and it saddens me to see that it looks like it is likely coming to an end. That is what makes this a hard decision. As well as it being very hard as a developer myself seeing such a potentially wonderful game come to an end.
What makes it easier is 4 months ago I pitched to a handful of folks here in our community an idea or a Backup for us all in case boundless shut down and now that idea has begun rolling into a full fledged idea and team dedicated to creating a game that fulfills not only building and crafting in a voxel world but full rpg with lore as well. Frequent updates, community roadmap, questing, crafting, mining, farming and more. Keep in mind we are just starting but committed to creating a game that will harbor a community like boundless and with a much larger player base.
We are open to anyone in our tiny community here who wants to help, we need one or two c++ people, a modeler and a animator. Right now this is a community project but intend to turn it into so much more! Those who interested in helping by getting involved in its development or just want to be part of the community to say you were there when it started all are welcome! Just DM me for discord deets!
I will hang around the forums just in case I am wrong and we do get the updates promised but will be devoting all my spare time working with the team developing this new game!
Remember everyone be boundless and thanks everyone for the fun times, fond memories and all the shenanigans!