Today I was asked on Facebook when this project would be finished. I tried to explain that it doesn’t have any deadline, but the message didn’t seem to go through.
Therefore I’m writing this post to put things into perspective. One of the projects that inspired me to do this was Corsix-TH. It aims to rebuild Theme Hospital using nothing but the game’s original assets and open-source code. The difference between that project and this is that Theme Hospital is a much older game, and much less complicated to rebuild. Corsix-TH has been in development now since mid-2009, and it only just reached version 0.01.
Think about that for a minute. Between 0.01 and 1.00 you can at the least put 9 incremental updates. And if each update takes 6 months to make, that equals out to 4.5 years. Now as far as I know, there is currently only one developer working on Corsix-TH, and hopefully more developers will join as the project matures. That’s my hope for this project as well, but at least these figures should put things into perspective.