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Come to our wedding!

While work on The Endless Forest did continue over the summer, it has stalled a little bit recently because of two major reasons. The first is that I have had terrible back pain for over a month now which prevents me from spending much time at my desk. The second is that I have been putting a lot of time in the organization of our wedding, which is complicated because it takes place in Rome and most of our guests come from abroad, my family being in Belgium and Auriea's in the USA.

And by the way, you are all invited to the ceremony which will take place in the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo in the center of Rome, Italy, at 11 in the morning on Monday January 8th, 2024.

Now that the urgent work for the wedding is now mostly done and my back pain is somewhat tolerable, I can return to working on the remake of The Endless Forest in the hopes of releasing the first public beta version by Christmas.

Thank you for your patience!
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Stop exploiting bugs, please

Please try to enjoy these last months of the old game in the way it was intended to be played. We would like to keep it online until we can make a smooth transition to the remake.

Exploiting bugs seems to cause instability in the game. Resulting in crashes. Recently several accounts were lost. I don't know if these events are related but please treat the software with respect and caution. It's an old game, and thus vulnerable. Please help it survive a little longer.

If you like The Endless Forest, please play it as intended. If you don't like The Endless Forest, please don't ruin it for people who do and go play something else.
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Beta 3!

Hello everyone!

A third beta version of the remake of The Endless Forest has just been released.

An email with a download link has been sent to all backers.

Almost there.
Thank you for your patience.

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The fog and other strange effects that have been occurring lately in the Forest are not caused by us but either by a technical error or a hack. Please notify us whenever this happens and we will correct the situation.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We will make sure that these kinds of errors will be impossible in the remake. More news about that soon!
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Community site problem resolved

As many of you have noticed and notified us of (Thank you!), there has been a problem with the community site yesterday that caused several accounts to be removed. The site has now been restored to a backup. I hope you didn't lose too much data.

If you experience any problems with your account here, please email us at .
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Happy 2023

Happy new year, dear deer!
365 days of love, peace and warm embraces!

Michael & Auriea.
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Beta 2 now available

A second beta version of the remake of The Endless Forest in Unreal Engine is now available to backers.

Merry Christmas!

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On the path to beta 2

Happy feast of All Saints everyone!

After the publication of The Viriditas Chapel of Perpetual Adoration in the context of our ongoing Cathedral-in-the-Clouds project, I am now again free to continue remaking of The Endless Forest. I'm very excited! Every bug that I fix is a step closer new expansions of the forest. I have such great ideas! Laughing out loud

Thank you all for your patience and support and your continued activity in our Forest! It's very encouraging.

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We're in beta!

I'm very excited to be able to announce that the project to remake The Endless Forest with contemporary technology has reached the beta stage. This means that the game now includes all the features of the original, but still contains many bugs that need to be fixed. Backers have received a download link to the new build.

You can read a summary of the remake project on the development log.

Happy Easter!

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On track for TEF II beta 1

I have suspended all my other activities to dedicate as much time as possible to the remake of The Endless Forst in Unreal Engine during this time of Lent. I'm happy to say that I have been able to stick to the schedule, after an initial few days of instant burnout that made me realize that I need to adapt my way of working to my age. This means that The Endless Forest Second Decade is now complete! Of course it will take several more months to iron out all the bugs. But I'm already making plans for expanding the game in a new Phase 4. Next week is dedicated to testing and building the first beta release to be published on Easter, when backers of the remake will receive a link to download the application.

Wish me luck! Smiling
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