Shut down of LostInPixels:
Our student organisation LostInPixels was founded to work together on games. However the end of the student life comes closer and closer. As life goes on, everyone has to find a job after obtaining the master’s degree. Due to the scarcity of jobs in our region especially in the art business, all team members are going to move to different locations so the chance to meet each other becomes very slim. So we decided to shut down LostInPixels (www.lostinpixels.org). Every content except comments are activated on fraktalia.org and stay accessible. Therefore Endless Dream can still be bought on Steam for 1$ as the account runs on my name.
After endless dream:
After endless dream was released on steam, the master degree began which was very time-consuming for everyone. We also had to work on a master project which was called Away Without Leaving. However many things went wrong during development which also is a contribution to the shut down. The team was the same with additional two new members which brought great disturbance into the team. The final result was a half-finished VR puzzle game which will be released on itch.io for free.
Fraktalia may become a new organisation but currently I have to find new team member. However the economic situation does not support game developement in Austria currently. After obtaining my master degree, I also got a job offer in-game development which is very rare in Austria and I will take the opportunity where I may find people who like game development and procedural content generation.However Salzburg ist putting in more and more effort to get people into game development as it is crucial in order to compete with foreign countries.
Time will tell what happens in the future.