Is hope completely lost?

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Good-Old
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Is hope completely lost?

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As the title says. Generally 2 was announced in 2014 and it has been several years since the last update. Is there no hope for this at all, or is there hope but the developers aren't responding because they want to surprise us?
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While the communication has been rather inadequate at times and I do hope there are methods in place to improve it, the last update came in last month:

https://gene-rally.com/updates/

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We thought it was about time for a small update about what the team have been working on recently.

    🎨 The Track Editor gained some new brush types and improved UI - and work is proceeding with the preview mode.
    🚗 Car suspension physics are being reworked to provide a nicer driving experience - and will see more updates in July.
    🎮 Some improvements have been made to our track importing and exporting.
    🌳 Work is proceeding on our “final” 3D models, which will be replacing the placeholders that have been admirably “holding place” for about a year now.

The departing objects even sent us a postcard - they’re busy enjoying their well-earned beach holiday in “La Isla Trak-edita”… 🤨
What a lovely postcard!

We wish everyone a sunny and enjoyable summer 🌞
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Oh, that's cool. Hope the community doesn't go back to a dying state again.
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It's going to take a pretty phenomenal update to restore even a bit of what the community was like but we shall see. :D
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Maybe even a release, but I think some people have completely forgotten about this, 7 years is a pretty damn long time to wait. Also there aren't that many ways for people to discover this game. I only found this game because I searched "free top down racing game" or something like that(I was maybe 11 years old back then?), but I don't do that anymore and I don't know many people who do. I can't believe we're gonna have to turn to the garbage that is Steam for this game's popularity...

Also, yeah the forums really are dead, I didn't see anyone other than me and some bots online. As much as I don't want to say it, the community just IS dead. It's sad to know that another retro game that survived for a decade had to die.
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Forum may be dead. Not game.
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I dread that day when the forum will return a 404 and all the tracks and cars will be gone.
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Just in case we get no news in the next years, remember: "sIlenece is golden". :D
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don_fifi wrote: I dread that day when the forum will return a 404 and all the tracks and cars will be gone.
I wouldn't be worried about that, the server is in good hands. :)
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