I just finished Tenebra about ten minutes ago, and felt compelled to come here and thank the Blue Planet team. You’ve made something incredible here.
I’ve been playing (and periodically replaying) Freespace 1 and 2 since they were originally released – those stories, especially FS2, were as formative to my creative aesthetic as a writer, game designer, and sci-fi lover as Dune, Lord of Light, Ender’s Game, and A Canticle for Leibowitz. When I discovered years ago that passionate fans had extended the series, I admit, I initially wrote it off. Fan projects, even passionate ones, are notoriously shoddy, pale imitations of the original. It took me years to finally give Blue Planet a go, and oh, how wrong I was. The spirit of the Freespace story – the mystery, the chilling awe, the feeling of being at once heroic and yet so very, very small – is in full force here, and the technical achievements are remarkable. You’ve managed to make a “fan game” worthy of the original, and that bar was high.
It’s late, and I need to get some sleep, but I wanted you all to know that people are still finding your work, and are still deeply appreciative of your labor, your passion, and your vision. If chapters 4 and 5 are still in the works, even another 10 years down the line, it’ll be worth the wait.