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First, thank you to everyone in the Pico-8 community for being so amazing. With a heavy heart, I have had to regretfully shut down PlayPico after 3 years. I no longer have the time or finances to maintain the site, as I have a very demanding job and a 4th child due 3 weeks from today (PlayPico was a labor of love and cost around $30/mo to run). Other than the finances, I simply don't have the time; the site required a lot of maintenance, and over the past 3 years, I probably invested over 1000 hours into development and maintenance. It started growing in users to the point where more and more new features were becoming absolutely necessary, and it was getting neglected. Several key features were also broken after the BBS updates, and while I fixed many of them, I couldn't find time to fix all of them or continue to keep up should the same issues arise again.

Thanks again for everything, everyone! I hope PlayPico at least brought you all some joy, that's all it was ever meant to do. I'm sorry that it can't continue, but I hope it served you all well while it was there. It had a good run.

Love you all,

  • Scathe
P#65167 2019-06-13 01:56

Hi Scathe,
Completely understand (..and congrats on #4!)
Thanks for everything.
Wish you all the best in the future! :D

P#65179 2019-06-13 16:37

Sad news, but makes sense.
Thanks for your time, also on behalf of a few kids around me!
All the best, Scathe!

P#65202 2019-06-14 19:21
:: Davbo

Awh, I'll miss that wee site! thank you so much for all your work on it, it's a real cool thing! All the best 🙂

P#65243 2019-06-17 13:27
:: dw817

Logging in, Scathe, just to say, you're welcome to join me in Writer's Cafe. Won't cost you a penny.

While it may not look like much, you can actually do quite a bit there and are offered unlimited images to include with unlimited posts that can include raw HTML.

As Pico-8 can be saved as PNGs, that means you can post unlimited cartridges (images) there as well.

And you can always link back to Mother Base (Lexaloffle) Something to consider so your hard work at PlayPico doesn't vanish completely.

P#65275 2019-06-19 04:05 ( Edited 2019-06-19 04:14)

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