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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
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4/17/2020
Back in 2013, we put StoryNexus into maintenance mode. For the last seven years we've continued to host and maintain it, but over time the case for this has become less and less compelling, because of the increasing availability of excellent alternatives like ink and Twine, and also because of the dwindling number of active StoryNexus creators. In the last eight months, the number of third-party worlds to have received any updates can be counted on the fingers of a single hand.


We disabled the creation of new worlds in January 2019, and in August last year we let you know that we planned to retire all user-created StoryNexus worlds. Now we have an update about what this will look like, and when it will happen.


From the 15th July, world creators will no longer have access to the StoryNexus content management system. That means it will no longer be possible to edit StoryNexus worlds.


Worlds which contain fewer than 50 branches or which are unpublished will be taken offline. (If you’d like to publish it before then, you can change the status of your world on the Edit World page. Provided that it meets the branch requirements, it will then remain online.)


Remaining worlds – some 160 of them, by our estimate – will remain online and playable.


If you would like to an export of your world’s data, or if you have any questions about your own world, please email support@failbettergames.com. Please make any requests for world data before 8th July.

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ThePyromancer
ThePyromancer
Posts: 24

4/17/2020
Extremely disappointing, even though it was expected. I do have some mild critique on this announcement though. Ink and Twine do not easily replace StoryNexus... I've been trying for a year and a half. Also, we all knew this was coming, so yeah, we stopped working on them. Why paint the walls in a house set to be demolished?

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ThePyromancer
ThePyromancer
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4/17/2020
You said we'd be getting more info on what to expect exactly by last March, and it took you guys a year past that to tell us anything. I was hoping the lengthened time meant that there might be some positive or support for people who spent a lot of time working on their worlds, but apparently we're just being dropped of at the fire station. I appreciate what you built, and I thank you for allowing our creativity to reach this medium, I just wish we could see it through.

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Sawyer%20Charleston -In search of friends and maybe more?
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Lilly Budgies
Lilly Budgies
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4/20/2020
Maybe the few active creators (or retired ones that still would love their works to be accessible) can join forces to provide a p2p network solution for the content?

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