Another long time lurker here, also missed the kickstarter, was lurking since the early days of the dev vlogs and i just wanted to say that josh's enthusiasm for the game and programming it, was such a motivator for me that it was the thing that most encouraged me to get my shit together, go to univserity and do computer science! Im now currently employed as a junior developer at a small company and have started making my own game that I hope to finish some day. Not to sound too over the top about this but i really dont think i'd be where i am today if it wasnt for josh's remarkable endeavour for better or for worse. Seeing how this game has been such a rollacoaster and learning how hard it must be to complete somthing of such a magnitude almost entirely by himself, im really flawed by how much hes been able to accomplish.
I honestly hope people smarter than me will be able to take this source code release and help create the game josh always imagined it would be (more or less
) and I'll certainly try to learn what i cant to help in some small way. I wish josh all the best and if he reads this, try not to feel to heart broken, the perfect space sim will be finished by someone, eventually, and you'll be releasing code that will give those people a 6 year head start at doing it