@unster ah this topic is not yet done! They’re hiring!? Didn’t know that. That’s good news, it’s by time Spintires got a new lead developer. Hopefully this time it will be someone who doesn’t throw tantrums and refuse to do their job, and try extort money and put malicious code in the game (and on and on and on)...
@unster I think that is exactly what they’re doing
@unster It’s a myth that Oovee Game Studios were just the publisher, they were co-creators along with the lead developer, and they were the visionaries - if it weren’t for their creative direction Spintires wouldn’t have been the indie hit we’ve all come to know and love.
As I understand it Oovee still owns all the IP in Spintires, including the code and assets etc.
@unster the wheel tracks, SSAO effects etc. were all in the first release of the original Spintires game. They mysteriously disappeared after some updates around the time Pavel defected, and then those features made their way into Spintires Mudrunner and were pitched as new features. In reality Spintires Mudrunner is the same game as the first original Spintires release. So in my opinion those key features were removed to devalue the original game so as to get the community to buy Spintires Mudrunner.
And now the mysterious scrubbing out of Spintires in association with Mudrunner, from everything; marketing materials, forum posts, changed URL changed, Twitter handle changed.
Why would somebody do that if they weren’t passing off?
Sounds like they took the original Spintires Mud and did a Runner!
If that’s the case they may be in a lot of trouble here and Oovee Game Studios could possibly even take Mudrunner down.
@unster not seen a single reference to Spintires Mudrunner being called Mudrunner 1 anywhere until now. Personally I prefer the name Spintires. I don’t think Spintires is going to be a sitting duck for much longer https://www.reddit.com/r/Spintires/comments/av5hem/curious_what_the_update_is_on_the_original/
If that’s the case I know where I’m going back to. The original Spintires game has many better features still, as Spintires Mudrunner was dumbed down for console. OG Spintires on PC is the superior game in my opinion.
@unster but it was released as Spintires: MudRunner by Focus, not Mudrunner 1, that’s why I was confused. I’ve not heard it referred to as Mudrunner 1 before.
Spintires: Mudrunner is a remake of the original Spintires game bringing the planned updates and features that were intended for the original Spintires to it, so the sequel is really Spintires 2.
I'm confused, I got stuck at the first question - I didn't know there was a Mudrunner 1? Do you mean the original Spintires game or Spintires Mudrunner? And is it Spintires 2, Spintires Mudrunner 2 or Mudrunner 2? What's with dropping Spintires from the game when Spintires is what it's known by, and associated with by the whole community?