.NET Revival [Sep 9th, 11]
We're speeding up development of the new .NET site, we're doing one final donation drive to help pay for a developer and brand new dedicated database/game server(s) to support .NET, check the forums for more details.
Database Transfer Completed [Jul 1, 11]
After many delays and hurdles, we finally completed the database transfer to .NET. The new .NET open beta is getting closer!
Database Freeze In Effect [Jan 31st, 10]
The database on the main server is going down now. We appreciate everyone's understanding, and we're working on getting an alternate "temporary" version up and running so that you can continue to enjoy interacting with your TKOS friends and in-game/RL family.
Database Freeze [Jan 17th, 10]
Attention all players! There will be a database freeze very soon as we prepare to start testing a new version of the .NET code and make preparations to move the old database to the new server. For details, please read more...
.NET Transfer Details [Apr 18th, 09]
The development team has made great progress on the new GUI! To see a detailed breakdown of the .NET progress so far, please see the forum link. Read more...
Donations raised! [Feb 17th, 09]
We thank everyone who's contributed to helping us meet the amount needed to fund a development team for the front-end/database portion of the .NET/SQL Server transfer, work has been delegated and will begin soon, we expect about 2-3 months worth of work and testing in order to complete it! So look for an exciting Space event this March!
Chat TextBox Change [Feb 7th, 09]
We've recently had a few issues with the old textbox field we were using, so I've changed the textbox to have a limit of 255 characters, this may mean that chat will load up a bit smoother, at the expense of reduced liberty in how much you can say at a time.
Planet Idisu Epsilon [Jan 25th, 09]
A new planet has been discovered in the nearby Idisu star system that is inhabited only by friendly creatures. The InterStellar Council, which some of you had got to learn about during the XF-5 event, has decreed that it is time for mankind to start populating new worlds and be probationary members of the highly advanced and prestigious InterStellar Council. They have assigned this new planet exclusively to a few select individuals from Earth. However, this planet is special, it is encapsulated in an anomaly in time/space known as a Timeless Bubble. In this bubble, time is slowed to a near stand-still, so people hardly age, nor do "Time Units" get used. Players who are interested in taking part in an exclusive event and start a settlement in this unique planet can donate $50, which will go towards hiring a team for assisting in the completion and speeding up of the .NET (front-end and databaes) transfer. The donation of $50 will include the following: 500 SUs in a settlement owned by the player on this new planet, an exclusive medium-class interstellar ship (yes, we have decided to finish building the space module for this version of KoS!), and exclusive access to the special event dedicated to introducing this planet. This event will begin sometime in March, so we'll be accepting the donations for this event until the end of February.
Want to read old archived development news articles from 2008? They're here