HM3: On hold

Good news and bad news -- we got another paying client for a HeroMachine Mini version! Wahoo! That's good news because a) it continues to make the program valuable to UGO in a monetary sense (sales is what drives them) and b) it gives us a new toy to play with when it's done.

However, it's also bad news because it means work on HM3 will grind to a halt for the next 3-4 weeks while I crank non-stop on this very short deadline. So Polearms are going to be on hold, as will much of anything else except this new thing until further notice.

I'll still be updating the blog on the regular schedule so by all means keep checking in, making suggestions, generating hilarity, etc, but I wanted you to know the latest status, and to not be too surprised as new releases come to a halt for the next little bit.

18 Responses to HM3: On hold

  1. marx says:

    So what sort of genre will the new mini be? And will any of the artwork be usable in HM3?

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    I don’t think I am allowed to say the specific property, but in general it’s in the sci-fi genre. I hope some of it will be transferable, it’ll at least be built in the same (or roughly the same anyway) engine and setup so it will be technically possible. Whether the orientation of the basic anatomy will allow it or not is another story and I’m not sure on that score yet. Hope so, though.

  3. darkvatican says:

    Looking forward to it, Jeff!

  4. Biffbiffley says:

    Hey, it’s cool. I for one can wait.

    It’s not like we’re paying for hero machine after all.

  5. kingmonkey says:

    Still no XXX Hero Machine, huh?

  6. Jake says:

    Could you possible give us just one pole arm to tide us over?

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Jake, if you’re that desperate, you can make your own pole arms by duplicating various shafts from the Blunts set. Maybe if you’re super nice to Hammerknight and beg him, he can put together a recipe for how to do that.

  8. Hammerknight says:

    Did I hear someone say dirty knees. lol I’ll work something up.

  9. Jose Inoa says:

    Congrats, JH! You da man!

  10. dementedtheclown says:

    At Least It Will Be Like HM3, Lets Just Hope Its Better Then Pinup Edition

  11. The Imp says:

    Seeing as we’ll get a new toy to play with when this mini is done, I guess I can forgive you for delaying HM3 work for a month. 😀

  12. Tim says:

    Looking forward to the new mini Jeff. 😀

  13. J says:

    I get the feeling it’s Avatar, but I could be wrong.

  14. darkvatican says:

    Hmmm, is it just me or are my posts being deleted for some reason…? *wonders aloud*

  15. Jeff Hebert says:

    They shouldn’t be, Darkvatican. Any post with links (esp. more than one) usually gets put into Pending mode until I get around to manually approving it, but that’s an automatic WordPress thing. I’ve been seeing yours though, no problem.

  16. Eric says:

    Congrats Jeff! Keep up the good work!

  17. remy says:

    will yous till do contests and stuff?

  18. Jonathan says:

    i just want to say that im starting to work with corel draw and im designing some things like weapons, and etc. maybe in the future i can post you some original designs when u need them.. Atleast u will find them different from the rest. 🙂