Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:29:57
It’s with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of Overseer 2.5. As you know, not long after v2 was released, we incorporated, intending to make other games.
During the last year and a half, we made constant attempts to contact What Pumpkin for affirmation that our new standing was acceptable with them, and get clear permission to continue developing the fangame.
Unfortunately, we finally managed to get in contact with a member of the Hiveswap team, who put us in touch with the people we needed to be in touch with. After waiting a reasonable amount of time, we’ve received no response despite knowing that our messages were, indeed, read. After consulting with our legal team, we’ve come to only one conclusion - without a response, continuing Overseer as a fangame is simply too dangerous in regards to us being sued*. As such, Overseer 2.5 is canceled.
However, all is not lost - a good portion of the existing team is staying on board and being promoted to TOP Staff proper - and we’re making v3. Overseer v3 will be our own intellectual property, allowing us to do anything we want with it and - we think - make a much better game where we have freedom from constraints. More details will be available soon, but we didn’t want to keep you guys hanging on this, because it’s a massive shift in what we’re doing. (Note: The “v3″ part is tentative, and may be replaced with an actual word thing.)
We completely understand that this will disappoint many fans - and perhaps even cause some to leave. If you’re one of the people leaving, we wish you all the best, and sincerely thank you for your support over the last few years. For everyone else, we hope you stick around, and that you’ll be as proud of us for v3 as you are of v2.
Please note: Barring legal intervention, v2 will be kept online until, at a minimum, the release of v3.
Edit: Looking over the post we feel that we should probably clarify here that our concerns are far more than simply being shut down. Were WhatPumpkin to decide to sue us, even if we won the case, the company would be forced to go bankrupt from court costs, which would ruin the company owner’s credit score and legally prevent them from starting another company (or at a minimum make it far more difficult.) The only way we could have continued the project both safely and as a fangame would be to find someone else unrelated to the company to host the game on different server, and there is nobody who is willing or able to make that 75$/month commitment. (And they would have to pay for it out of pocket. No donations to help cover the costs.)
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:49:32
Now that the ARG is solved, we can properly announce this! Fuxtick is a browser-based hacking game, where you’ll be pitting your wits against those - and, on occasion, in collaboration with - other players.
Will you be a black hat, exploiting the system for profit and fun, or a white hat, defending the law and fighting those who seek to corrupt and possibly even destroy the system? Maybe neither fits you, and you fall somewhere in the gray inbetween.
Fuxtick will run in any browser and work on mobile - however, it’s STRONGLY recommended to have a computer handy to run the supplementary software you’ll need for some of the progression tasks. After all - while not learn something while you’re having fun?
Fuxtick will launch in the next couple of months. In the meantime, join the Discord and speculate ;)
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:44:59
Congratulations to Discord user “actual hamilton trash,” on being the first person to find the new website!
Quite a few tumblr users managed to figure out the morse code, but it seems like nobody managed to get any further than that. If you’re curious about what else needs to be done, check out our Discord and check out #please_remain_calm, where everyone worked together on it! (Or see if you can figure it out on your own c;)
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:00:55
We’ve discovered the issue that’s been causing the maintenance issues! wew.overseer2.com & overseer2.com were somehow registered separately in the DNS and thus were pointed at different servers!
The Good News: It was an easy fix and everything should now work within the next two hours!
The Bad News: Thell’s Fuckin’ Pissed™ At The Stupidity Of The Situation & Grumpy Man Mode Will Now Active For The Next Two Hours
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:10:54
Server maintenance isn’t quite done yet, but Overseer should be back up, running quickly again now that everything is cleaned up! (We’re also hoping we fixed the issue where people were getting the maintenance page even after clearing their caches.)
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:46:34
In the survey, a great deal of you requested that we branch out to Twitter and Facebook to provide you with updates, and we’re happy to let you know that your wishes have been granted: You can find our facebook here and our twitter here!!
Not only that, we’ve also set up a Youtube channel, a Twitch channel, and a SoundCloud page for those of you who aren’t content with just reading about TOP. There’s nothing up for Youtube or Twitch quite yet, but there is a surprise for you guys on the Soundcloud. Like/Subscribe/Follow and we might just be motivated to put up content more quickly ;3c
We’ve updated our theme as well to make navigation easier, so feel free to check out our page and click the icons in the sidebar if you lose this post! There’s a link under our description for all you mobile users as well, so don’t worry, we thought of you.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:45:56
We’ll be starting a downtime at 8:00pm UK time for maintenance.The chief aims of this maintenance are to attempt to fix the issues some players have with still recieving a down for maintenance message, improve resources available for v2.5 development, and facilitate deployment of a new, centralised site to eventually replace the Tumblr.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:00:20
Hi everyone! We received an overwhelming response to our last survey over what to include for v2.5, and now we have another one for you guys. However, this involves much more than v2.5 — this survey is about all of TOP’s future games (or other stuff c;), and how to ensure we’re giving you the type of content you enjoy.
Feel free to share this with your friends as well, even if they don’t play Overseer! We care about the thoughts of potential fans
just as much
as we do already existing ones.