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What's up with Sleuth Admin Anyway?

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

Hi all,

I'm very sorry I've gone dark for so long on the boards and Sleuth Mail for so long. I recognize that it can be frustrating if you have a question or problem that needs addressing.

While I'd love Sleuth/Hypoware to be my primary job, and I have some hope of scaling it up again in the future, currently I do have a very demanding full time gig along with a growing family. Luckily, hypoware does generate enough income to pay it's own bills. We've been up and running since 2004 and I fully intend to maintain and expand Sleuth as long as there are people willing to play it.

It's worth mentioning that there is always some level of unglamorous work that goes on behind the scenes: system administration, paying bills and taxes (a legacy of previous growth plans is we are fully incorporated), etc. Also, I have continued working on some new features that are in the hopper for both Noir and Shades of Mystery. I hope to be able to make some upcoming announcements soon in both games.

All that said, the past few months has been one of those periods where I've had to push Sleuth further back on the burners. I'm the lead developer at a company called Mindbloom and we are in the middle of an exhausting development cycle that will culminate in September. More happily, Sunny and I are expecting our second baby in November and we're working hard to get our home prepared for his arrival.

So, there will be something new in both game sometime later this summer, but I'm likely not going to be a daily fixture in the community anytime soon. Work pressure will subside some in October, at least until the baby shows up.

One last thing, please be nice to Secret Squirrel and the other Mods. They do their best with the sparse access they have to me and all of them love this community.

Sleuth On

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develin
develin

Congratulations Ben, and thank you very much for explaining your absence to us. I know a lot of us were wondering if you had abandoned us totally, lol. Best wishes to you and Sunny for the new family member. :)

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

I think the most importnat thing to take out of all that is: be nice to ME!

develin
develin

Lol Squirrel, you're right, how could I have overlooked that very important part!

Jayneromina
Jayneromina

Congratulations Ben on the expected new arrival. You think you are going to be able to put more time to Sleuth? With all the sleepless nights and all that?!! lol!

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

Congrats Ben on upcoming new arrival!

Ummmmmmmmm be nice to SS , I guess one can one can try something new :>)~

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Thinking SS is preparing for times to come :P

Congratulations Ben :D

Karuna Silver
Karuna Silver

Congratulations Mr. Sleuth Admin. :) I really enjoyed playing this game 4 years ago and now I'm starting a new account. Since I just started working, I'm hoping to be subscribed here. can't Wait.

cjmcebdb
cjmcebdb

Congrats Ben Kids come first many blessings on yourt future arrival and we all do hope that sleuth is here to stay we all will be lost without it

Fletchi
Fletchi

Congratulations ben,

thank you for the update.

Detective FaFa
Detective FaFa

Hi Sleuth Admin,
So, when exactly is the date or dates you intend to bring in the upcoming updates?

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