Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:29pm
Cortex Command is complete?!
So says the dev, anyway. Seems like everybody here has agreed it is still a work in progress but here are his own words:


"While still in high school (”gymnasiet”) back in Sweden, I vowed to myself to make a game I wanted to play and that I would be proud to call a complete product.


Today, after eleven+ years (I just turned 30) and the help of some extremely talented collaborators, I have fulfilled that vow! Yes, Cortex Command 1.0 is now available"

Check it out for yourself:
http://devlog.datarealms.com/cortex-command/cortex-command-1-0-is-out/
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mantrakid Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:37pm 
Hardly complete. Fix this game before charging people $20... I feel scammed..
NIL0S Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:38pm 
Also

"Taking the time it takes to make the games we wanna make"—Data Realms twitter profile

It's admirable :)

but... i think, the dev either:

A) wants to finally move on from CC and this is his way of calling it quits.
B) genuinely lost perspective on his work and made the statement which OP quotes.
C) made up a nice marketing blurb to call it 1.0 & subsequently make a buck on Steam.
D) all of the above.
E) none of the above and i just don't understand excellency when i see it.

I still hope he patches it to completion.
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Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:44pm 
I have seen the blind supporters say "nobody ever said it was complete" a dozen times, and I believed them. I am pretty sure they meant it, too, and didn't know about this, but here it is, in all it's glory. A finished product. Enjoy
Last edited by Solo Solitaire; Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:44pm
Thraxxaldor Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:47pm 
if you read his twitter hes still bugfixing the game. including the bugs that stop some scenarios from working and fixing the gold digging AI.
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NIL0S Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:49pm 
Originally posted by S117:
if you read his twitter hes still bugfixing the game.
It's become a hobby of mine on it's own to check the CCData twitter daily *laughs*
If anything, i AM a CC fan.
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:49pm 
Yeah, I heard about his twitter. Not interested in visiting it. This is just a tidbit of information to shed some light on the developer and his opinion of the game. If you like to play it, that's great, enjoy. But I really think it is unreasonable to tell people to just wait and it will get better. Maybe it will, but there is not really much reason to expect signifigant improvement.
The Blind Idiot God Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:53pm 
The twitter feed is literally scrolling along the top of the page.
It is still listed as a work in progress on the normal buy page as well, I think data is ready to call it mostly finished content wise, but is aware that a lot of bug fixes are required.
Still should of been held off of release for a while anyways
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Amashi Oct 8, 2012 @ 2:58am 
Originally posted by NIL0S:
Also

"Taking the time it takes to make the games we wanna make"—Data Realms twitter profile

It's admirable :)

but... i think, the dev either:

A) wants to finally move on from CC and this is his way of calling it quits.
B) genuinely lost perspective on his work and made the statement which OP quotes.
C) made up a nice marketing blurb to call it 1.0 & subsequently make a buck on Steam.
D) all of the above.
E) none of the above and i just don't understand excellency when i see it.

I still hope he patches it to completion.

....Oh how i long to get my 17$ back. this feels like a cheat, sorry to say. feels like a cheat. a downer for all those good swedish programmers.

what would Johan Andersson say?
Hans Peter Anvin
Lennart Augustsso
Markus Persson
Emil Thidell
Ludvig Strigeus
Nicklas Nygren

what would they say?
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 8, 2012 @ 7:00am 
Originally posted by Amashi:
....Oh how i long to get my 17$ back. this feels like a cheat, sorry to say. feels like a cheat. a downer for all those good swedish programmers.

what would Johan Andersson say?
Hans Peter Anvin
Lennart Augustsso
Markus Persson
Emil Thidell
Ludvig Strigeus
Nicklas Nygren

what would they say?
Ask 'em?
Tleno Oct 8, 2012 @ 8:25am 
Originally posted by Amashi:
Originally posted by NIL0S:
Also

"Taking the time it takes to make the games we wanna make"—Data Realms twitter profile

It's admirable :)

but... i think, the dev either:

A) wants to finally move on from CC and this is his way of calling it quits.
B) genuinely lost perspective on his work and made the statement which OP quotes.
C) made up a nice marketing blurb to call it 1.0 & subsequently make a buck on Steam.
D) all of the above.
E) none of the above and i just don't understand excellency when i see it.

I still hope he patches it to completion.

....Oh how i long to get my 17$ back. this feels like a cheat, sorry to say. feels like a cheat. a downer for all those good swedish programmers.

what would Johan Andersson say?
Hans Peter Anvin
Lennart Augustsso
Markus Persson
Emil Thidell
Ludvig Strigeus
Nicklas Nygren

what would they say?
Markus Persson would say that the authors of the game deserve a chance to fix and immprove their game, and also would say they should rethink the price and actually inform people about the state of game. Or something like that.

Yes, I'm sure those hours I spent playing Minecraft qualify me as capable of thinking like Notch.
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 8, 2012 @ 8:28am 
Originally posted by Tleno:
Yes, I'm sure those hours I spent playing Minecraft qualify me as capable of thinking like Notch.
With all due respect, I disagree. If Notch wants to voice his opinion here he is able. It's not like he asked what Ben Franklin would say. It is every bit as possible that Notch would be a bit embarrased for indie game developers by the poor way this dev has represented himself. We won't know unless/until he chooses to speak on the subject and none of us should take it upon ourselves to speak for him.
Tleno Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:18am 
Originally posted by Evecque:
Originally posted by Tleno:
Yes, I'm sure those hours I spent playing Minecraft qualify me as capable of thinking like Notch.
With all due respect, I disagree. If Notch wants to voice his opinion here he is able. It's not like he asked what Ben Franklin would say. It is every bit as possible that Notch would be a bit embarrased for indie game developers by the poor way this dev has represented himself. We won't know unless/until he chooses to speak on the subject and none of us should take it upon ourselves to speak for him.
Fiiiine... why don't we just e-mail or twitter him on what he thinks about Cortex Command current state.
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by Tleno:
Fiiiine... why don't we just e-mail or twitter him on what he thinks about Cortex Command current state.
You can if you want. FAR better than speaking for him.
Last edited by Solo Solitaire; Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:19am
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:20am 
Although, even as respected as he is, I don't see what difference any answer he gave would make,
The Pedo_Penguin Oct 8, 2012 @ 12:21pm 
the game is at finished state for the story mode NOT the whole dam game. he is probably keep fixing bugs and add rarly new conetent. plus i have found barly any bugs anly things i found he could improve is a.i thats it. u guys are probably fusing of this because ur not used to the game mechanics and thinking the game is broken or just keep asking for more content.
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