Greetings everyone! Long time, no blog. I'll keep it short and sweet. Torque 2D MIT has been at a standstill for a few months now. For anyone who follows the GitHub feed, you may have noticed a recently flood of fixes and pull requests. I was recently contacted by Peter Robinson, who wishes to take over the engine, rebuild the committee, and push T2D to the next level.
New Steering Committee Announcement
A new steering committee has formed for Torque 2D MIT! Lead by veteran torque user Peter Robinson, the small but determined committee hopes to revive the engine. The plan is simple: increase the user base. They've already begun work on the next release of the engine, but they need help. Torque 2D is on life support right now with an active user base in the single digits. The survivors need to band together! If you actively use the engine for a serious project, you need to join the steering committee.
To make this easier, that charter has been updated. Now to join the committee, you only need to be an expert in one area that is useful to Torque2D including TorqueScript. So even if you've never looked under the hood you can still join the committee and help shape the future of the engine.
If you don't want to join the committee but still want to help, you can help by spreading the word. This is especially true after the releases start coming out. Each release will include bug fixes, new features, and useful modules to help development happen faster. Another way to help is by testing the releases before they come out.
We hope you'll get behind this effort to save Torque2D. It seems like there's a new 2D engine coming out every day, but we believe that Torque 2D MIT remains the best kept secret of the 2D world. With help, we can revive it.
Hi! I've been working with Torque2D for a decade and I've released two games with it. A few months ago, my most recent game was Greenlit and will be appearing on Steam in 2016. I think Torque2D is an awesome game engine and I couldn't be more excited to lead its development. I'm also looking forward to getting to know the community a little better. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about Torque2D. Thanks!
Please post your thoughts, suggestions, questions, and your own desire to join the committee and remind the dev world by Torque 2D is still a worthy entry in the 2D game engine market.