So it’s been a while and I am as promised revisiting this project. Since my last post I’ve been hard at work getting ready to start streaming on Twitch. I’ll make a separate post to gab about that though.
Unfortunately not much has changed for me medically or financially so I can’t really pick up this project right away again. I have a very soft spot for the project though….
I really wanted to use the very best base I could for the community portion and I still absolutely love oekaki. I think there is definitely a concern from a developer angle that oekaki software is a slowly dying animal that can’t survive in the woods (better known as Google Chrome…and newer browsers) but I still really love oekaki and the sense of community it creates. I think there will always be a group, even just a niche one that feels the same and still enjoys drawing on them.
The main problems with the project are that in practice it’s not lucrative and it is a risk that the software will become deprecated and inconvenient to use. I’m also not an especially healthy person so maintaining a large project that may or may not attract other people as staff is a little iffy for me. I would definitely need more money to do this project how I want to and that’s a big problem at the end of the day.
I had every intention of closing this project completely but when it came to actually doing it I’ve decided to just put it back on the shelf for the rest of 2016 instead and see where I am in 2017. My main focus for the rest of this year will be on streaming and trying to start some more lucrative projects. This could hopefully help me gain some backers and team for the project or at least garner some more interest in it in general.
So the verdict is that the site will remain open and so will the board that is up and working. I can’t be sure if this project will still have a heartbeat in 2017 but if you like the project please mail me and let me know!
I’m going to take a fresh and hopefully healthier and less poor look at this in early 2017 but I’m still on Twitter here and there and like I say….I’ll be streaming and it should probably be fun….