- Category: News
- Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2021 03:35
- Written by Aayrl
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A lot has happened in the last month! Who knew 2021 would be one of the most active years for the Marble Blast community? While you may be aware of some of these changes already, we felt it best to summarize all the happenings in one succinct post.
Open Source PlatinumQuest
PlatinumQuest’s source code is now available under the MIT license. Check out the main repository at https://github.com/PlatinumTeam/PlatinumQuest. (Yes, this includes cannon.cs!). But don’t worry, we’ll still keep an eye on things and publish official game updates periodically throughout the year. Pull requests are welcome!
Two new moderators are being added to the team: Doomblah and Go’way! Both have been prominent members for several years and are excited to continue the ongoing legacy of the Marble Blast Community.
IsraeliRD has officially retired from the Marble Blast community as of January 1st after an astounding ~20 year streak. However, all streaks eventually end, and IsraeliRD leaves behind one of the most impactful legacies within the community with hundreds of hours of YouTube content, two incredibly successful mods, hundreds of custom levels, and more forum posts that we had to import from Proboards than we care to admit. We wish him the best of luck wherever his journeys may take him.
HiGuy and Derpking will officially retire from their moderator and administration roles within the next few weeks. They still plan on working on future updates to PQ, just not as community moderators.
Aayrl will not be part of the moderation team going forward, but will continue to assist with administrative capabilities, working directly with the new leadership team to ensure the smooth operation of the Marble Blast Website, leaderboards, and online capabilities.
We wish you all continued success and enjoyment of the little indie game we’ve grown up with as we transition to the next generation of this community.
~Marble Blast Community Staff
Also wow, these are some pretty big changes. Everything that's happened lately has gotten me quite emotionally invested. It's been a wild month, but I hope everything settles down soon and that this really does become a new beginning for the game and the community. PQ open source is a really promising step, and I'm sure that the game will continue seeing improvements and stuff.
I also just personally want to say thank you to HiGuy, Matan, Derpking, and Aayrl for your many years of running this community. The amount of work and dedication you put into this, as well as your own actual money, is impressive and we wouldn't be here without all your hard work. So thank you so much for that, and I hope your lives have been improved by working on this game, but also by moving on from this game. I hope you are all doing well now.
I'm thankful for the past but also super excited for the future of this place. I can't wait to see where all this goes!