Seven is the number: a message from Alexis

[color=#0066ff]We’re very sad to announce the Alexis is leaving Failbetter after seven years (and hundreds of thousands of words). Here’s a message from him.[/color]

Awwww. I only just arrived and I know I’ll miss Alexis. I’m so terribly grateful for so much about this game that he is responsible for.

I hope things go perfectly. Good luck Alexis.

Good luck to you, Alexis! Thank you for all the delicious words over the years. We’ll miss you terribly.

It seems impossible to believe - Hatkitty’s spirit shall remain in the very walls of Fallen London; our own King with a Million Words. Best of luck, Alexis, and may it be loads and loads of fun!

For those who aren’t aware, Alexis is working on Dandelion, a standalone premium app written in StoryNexus that’s about a Zubmarine as his last project with FBG.

On a more sinster note:

edited by Estelle Knoht on 5/25/2016

I’m kinda stunned.

When reading this my first instinct was to check if today is April 1st. Then I’ve checked again…

You’ll be missed, Alexis. Fallen London (and thus your work) has been part of my daily life for years, now.

Thank you for all the delicious words. Best of luck in your new adventures.

I hope and trust that just because his formal association with FBG will be ending, he won’t be a stranger. Godspeed, cryptic kitty.

You will be missed. If ever you decide to stop by in this city again, I would be more then happy to put on a pot of tea for you.
edited by Kylestien on 5/25/2016

I’m sorry to hear it - I never interacted with him directly myself, but the London that grew from his - and many others - imagination has been a real place to me for over a year. My very best wishes for his future projects.

I’m truly sorry to hear that. I’ve only been about for a couple of years but it’s been thoroughly enjoyable, and I’m sorry to hear that Alexis is moving on.

May you find whatever you’re looking for, Alexis. :-)

I have not been around as long as most people here, but I’ll miss you. Good luck with your future endeavors.

Now whose going to send me digging through wiki edit histories looking for clues? Fair well Alexis. Your dark humour and obscure scavenger hunts boardering on cruelty will be missed. Best of luck with your future vic… I mean ventures.

Good luck, Alexis. Hope you keep making the world a more interesting place.

Best of good fortune, sir. I look forward to hearing promptly about all those new and future projects so I can go and play them!

I mean this in earnest. Alexis, whatever comes next, you and the people you’ve gathered around you have made something (more than a few somethings!) wonderful that I respect and adore. Fallen London and its mythos are a boon that will not soon go unrelished or unappreciated. Thank you.

Like everyone’s said, thank you for all those words, hearty enough to taste from the other side of a screen.

I say we train a tiger to wear hats and send it to him as a parting gift.

I got a horrible, cold numb feeling from reading the announcement but I completely understand his decision and think it’s great he’s willing to go out and have some more adventures. And I don’t think I have any reason to fear, his Neathy city is left in great hands.

I, for one, welcome our new rodent overlords.

Farewell Alexis! John Moose, I like that idea! More seriously, we’ve been throwing a few ideas concerning what to do about this parting on the IRC, but I’m worried about discussing anything here where he might read it. Maybe you could come over?

I’m there, seems a bit quiet at the moment. This is more or less my first time on irc though, so not entirely sure.

edit: Nevermind, words are happening.
edited by John Moose on 5/25/2016

[color=#009900]Hello, my loves. I just wanted to drop by and say thank you not only for saying such nice things, but for making Failbetter what it is now.[/color]
[color=#009900]I won’t be around these parts, because it’s important Failbetter pursues its own identity without me, but I’ll still be at @alexiskennedy on Twitter, and elsewhere. And be nice to the Failbetter team. They’re golden, and they’re only at the start of what they’re going to do.[/color]
[color=#009900]Enthusiastic, and only slightly rubbery, kisses to you very all.[/color]