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Evolution will be closing at the end of August 2012 - round end date set
August 25th, 2012 02:23 GMT
The current round will end at 2012-09-01 00:00 (The end of the day on 2012-08-31) UTC. It is with sadness that I am announcing that this will also mark the end of Evolution.
I have not been developing Evolution for years now, and have not been able to give it the attention I would have liked to. Understandably, player numbers have dropped and so has donations and advertising revenue. I have kept Evolution online over the past year or so using funds which were donated or earnt previously, but which have pretty much ran dry at this point. Advertising revenue over the last month hit a new low of £0.02, a number which I find hilarious and tragic in equal measure.
Instead of asking for more donations again and repeating this cycle, I have taken the decision to close Evolution so that I can focus on other areas of my life and not have this incomplete project hanging over me.
I have no plans to re-launch this version of Evolution. If, in the future, I launch a new version of Evolution or a new game, I will post about it on the Evolution Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolution/53748400856.
Thank you everyone for your support. It has been an interesting 10 years.
In-game advertising removed
August 24th, 2012 19:07 GMT
The in-game advertising has been removed, pending a re-think.
Bomb & Poison Bomb prices increased - undone
May 1st, 2012 22:17 GMT
To discourage players being in an unattackable position while attacking with Bombs/Poison Bombs, their prices have been increased effective immediately.
Old Price: 330 Metal / 120 Mineral
New Price: 3300 Metal / 1200 Mineral
- Poison Bomb
Old Price: 160 Metal / 120 Mineral
New Price: 1600 Metal / 1200 Mineral
End date set: 110
March 9th, 2012 21:25 GMT
The end date for the round has been set for 00:00 19 March 2012. There with be a 24 hour break before the next round starts, at 00:00 20 March 2012.
We have been working on the bugs that we've found and have been working to facilitate changes in the game for the future. We would really love to see more input for this before we can move ahead with any new features or changes.
Thanks for your input!
March 5th, 2012 02:14 GMT
We are terribly sorry about all of the downtime that we've been experiencing. There was some lengthy server reorginization to do, and it took quite a bit longer than expected. The OS for the server was on an unstable storage device, and we had to move it to a different one. All files had to be copied off and on again, not to mention the partitioning time for a set of 3TB disks. We're sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. Everything should be working as usual now.