Here are the big details:
- No deal yet
- Signing exploratory paperwork with possible investors to share the books etc..
- These "investors" include some people who are current players and have been for awhile
- Expect to know if it goes through sometime in Jan
- Would anticipate a March transfer if it aligns
- No wipe planned as of now
Feel free to add or correct the above.
It's actually 4 companies involved. Paizo, Goblinworks, another development company and then an investor group.
The current player(s) sound like they are part of the development group not the investor group
Lisa mentioned ramping up staffing to 30 developers
She also cried again... sigh
Mystery company has been around for decades and principals have made many video games
Lisa would not be part of the new company
Paizo would only interact with the new company as the licensor
Mystery company MIGHT hire some of the old developers back
No large updates planned prior to the possible sale
game will still be up and running to march first no matter what, even if talks break off
Lisa believes there is an intent to move game to Unity 5
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