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Monday, January 8, 2001
Lance Dev Update, Looking for Support
8:49 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Over the weekend the author of the long-promised RPG Lance, a 2D massively-multiplayer RPG only for the Mac, offered an update on his progress. Unfortunately, not much has been happening with Lance as of late, because the developer has little time to devote to the game; so he is calling on fans to help out.

He hopes to get 200 gamers to buy an early copy of Lance, which is currently "beta quality;" this will then give him enough money to live and work exclusively on finishing the project. This is an interesting idea, and may be the only way to see this independent game to completion. And if you are one of these early supporters, you are promised a voice in how the game is developed. Here's an excerpt from the site with programmer Ryan Joseph giving more specifics:

The mission is to find enough money to pay my bills so I can work on Lance full time. If I put in maybe not even 1-2 months of solid full-time development time into Lance it could be done and that is a very realistic dead line. I have a very good piece of Lance already complete and it is very playable it's just missing a lot of the bells and whistles I originally planned.

I would need 200 people to make a order the software at $30 a copy and pay $5-9 once a month to pay for the server but under the one condition that the software is beta quality. I can't promise you all a response to your emails but I can promise a system to keep the community of players, game masters and myself a chance to all be heard and a chance to effect the world of Lance on a personal level. So in addition to getting a game you want you will have a chance to be part of the team.

Check out the Lance site for a complete rundown of features already implemented in the game and those that are still to come. If you deem it worthy, you might speak up and give this project a chance to live.

Lance Web Site

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