All good things must come to an end

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly five years since Wild Card Creator was first announced to the world! I’m still surprised that my little side programming project became such a well-loved app by so many. And I am especially humbled that it was nominated for the 2014 ENnie Awards as the only non-D&D/Pathfinder software that year.

I’d love to keep making Wild Card Creator forever. But like most people in the roleplaying game industry, this is a side job for me, and Wild Card Creator is a one-man effort. I currently work full-time as a professional programmer and with recent changes to my life, I unfortunately cannot give Wild Card Creator the amount of  time and work it needs to continue to be great.

It is with great sadness that I have decided to end sale and support for Wild Card Creator. No further updates will be released and it will no longer be available for sale after December 31st, 2017. This was a very difficult decision for me, as I am very attached to Wild Card Creator and I know that so many people love to use it. However, I unfortunately cannot maintain it any longer, so I think this is for the best.

Anybody who has already purchased Wild Card Creator, or buys it for $5 during this final month, will still be able to use it “as is” for the foreseeable future and be able to redownload it through your account through at least 2018. However, I will not be adding new features, adding new settings, or fixing additional bugs.

Questions & Answers

Does this mean there won’t be a mobile version of Wild Card Creator?

Unfortunately not. While a mobile version was announced as a Kickstarter stretch goal, I regretfully will not be able to complete this.

Wild Card Creator for Mac, Windows, and Linux was far more ambitious and time-consuming than I ever imagined it would be, with no real “end goal” in sight because there would always be additional settings to support (there are over 120 officially published settings by my count). Adding mobile on top of that, is simply unfeasible with my current schedule.

Will the source code for Wild Card Creator be released?

Unlikely. Wild Card Creator comes packaged with the core Savage Worlds Deluxe ruleset. This intellectual property is owned by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, and I have been paying them royalties in order to have it included. I cannot legally release this content. Content from other published PDFs that are imported into Wild Card Creator similarly cannot legally be included. This means that an open-source version of Wild Card Creator would necessarily be crippled compared to the current version, and would be far less useful.

Will Journeyman Games release more apps?

If I do, it will be much smaller projects, with mobile-only apps being a strong possibility. Wild Card Creator was a far more ambitious project than I ever imagined, and I would want to avoid that pitfall in the future.

That said, those who backed at the “Legendary Wild Card” level in the Kickstarter drive will continue to receive a free copy of everything that I ever produce in the future.

Final Notes

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

I want to thank you all for helping to make Wild Card Creator. Without your support, I wouldn’t have been able to make an app that I am so proud of.

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