This straight up is not fighting game related, but it’s something that’s close to my heart, so I hope you’ll bear with me.
Over the years, Ponder and I have collaborated on a lot of fighting game projects, including this site, Evo, and GGPO. All of these have been incredibly rewarding experiences for both of us, but we’ve always dreamed of writing a game.
About 18 months ago, we quit our jobs to start our own indie development studio. Our first project is a sandbox strategy game called Stonehearth. We’ve made a lot of progress on our core tech, but to continue on we need to grow the team, so we’re running a Kickstarter.
I’ll keep this short: please check out the video, and if this is something that you’d like to get behind, we would deeply appreciate your support. Even though this isn’t a fighting game, it’s being built on a lot of lessons we’ve learned from the FGC: games are best when they are rallying points for players to meet, share, and grow together.
-inkblot & Ponder, AKA Tom & Tony Cannon