Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Facebook change spells the end

First I want to apologize for the constant change in plans to what is going to happen to Railroad Empire. I have tried to keep the game going, however with this Facebook change coming up next week there is not much I can do.

Facebook on Dec. 5 will be blocking any games that  use Facebook features other than basic user information (Login, email, Birthday) outside of the Facebook Canvas. Also they are requiring you to split your app ids between Canvas and non-canvas (which means if people try to access from non-canvas they wouldn't get their game.) This technical change by Facebook would cause a ton of required technical changes in the game that would result in a very negative impact on the user experience.

When you add that to the fact that I still haven't finished the subscription code yet, the mixed feedback I have received about the subscription code, and the fact that the game is currently costing me money out of my pocket every week, it all adds up to the end of Railroad Empire.

Someday I would like to build the new version of Railroad Empire that solves all these problems and a whole lot more. I have tons of ideas that were never implemented. When the game goes off-line which will happen on the 4th of December, I will keep the blog, so keep subscribed to the blog and if and when I decide to build the New and better Railroad Empire you all will be the first to know.