Wagic project on hold
Hey guys, I am a bit sad to announce that as of today, we don’t have a single active dev in the Wagic team. Those of you who have been following the SVN might also have noticed that there hasn’t been any significant activity in the past months.
What this means is that we don’t have any plan to make a new Wagic release in the foreseeable future. Nobody will be fixing bugs officially either.
Still alive and kicking
But does this mean the project is dead? No. For one, I still plan to work on it, “one day”, when my free time and priorities shift again (for now, my main interest is in the Sony scene). But more importantly, we still have a very active community on the Wagic forums, that can help you with your issues, and constantly creates new content: new cards, new themes, mods, etc… This is where all the action will be for now, and this is where I suggest you go if you have questions about Wagic.
Wagic is not your typical “it was promising but will never be complete” type of homebrew. Since day one, it was a complete game with goals, victories, stuff to unlock, customizations…, and over the past 4 years, we’ve kept adding to it, while always maintaining a high quality bar. The latest challenge for Wagic was a port to android and iOS. We somewhat succeeded, even though we would have loved to see improvements in the interface.
Nevertheless, as I type this, Wagic is by very far the best MTG “simulation” (I don’t like to call Wagic an MTG simulation because it is much more than that) you can get on iOS and android, including official commercial products.
Wagic is far from dead. The latest version, 0.18.6, still runs perfectly fine on a wide range of devices. It is available on the PSP, the Vita (if you have VHBL), Android, iOS, Nokia phones, Windows, and Linux. It supports more than 9000 cards out of the official total of 13’000 MTG cards. It is available in many languages, and open source.
How can you contribute?
If you’re a dev and want to contribute to Wagic, please do not contact me with an empty “I’d like to take over” email. Instead, send me a patch (we have lots of bugs that need attention) directly by email at wagic.the.homebrew at gmail.com, and if it’s good I’ll add you to the list of SVN contributors, and you’ll then be able to submit your work directly to the svn.
The wiki is back
Some of you contacted me to tell me the wiki was dead. Yes. Long story short, it had been invaded by spam bots, and one of those bots thought it would be clever to copy paste entire pages from other websites. So I got a cease and desist for plagiarism and copyright infringement, well done. But fear not, as I’ve copy/pasted the most important parts of the wiki to the google code page.
I’ve created this website initially to blog 100% about my work on Wagic, so, needless to say, I am not happy to announce we don’t have the bandwidth to maintain it anymore, but hopefully this is just temporary. The best you can do if you like Wagic is to be active on the wagic forums, to keep the non-coding side of it active 🙂