Positive vibes!

  • I'll add some to the positivism

    Tom

    A couple years ago I thought your presence here seemed rather useless (couldn't see your contribution to scirra).

    Now I've been gone and out most of the last 18 months, but man, you've stepped up.

    Nice forum presence and arranging a wildcards of things ... Nice work ^_^

    P.s. add a new blog occasionally (personal interest ones)

    Lots going on behind the scenes that doesn't impact people directly - fixing bugs on website etc. A good chunk of every day is taken up with businessy stuff as well, and some customer support (although Julien is a star and manages to do the bulk of it!)

    Have also been working on the Construct.net website for over a year which has been a pretty big engineering challenge. You'll see lots of rapid improvements on the site after the beta (from now until then it's working on the payments system which is fiddly).

  • On a side note, since there doesn't seem to be anywhere else proper to mention it, are you still going to do away with Scirra as a name? Seems strange to refer to the company as Construct, I can't do it. Or maybe the Construct Team. But Scirra still rolls off the tongue (keyboard?) easier.

    Yes we are, will always be our corporate name/official business name, but we're going to be slowly dropping it from communications/branding etc. Part of me feels a little sad seeing it go from front and centre to the back a little bit more as well! But I'm sure it's the right decision. You wouldn't believe the amount of ways we've heard Scirra pronounced, and times I've had to spell it phonetically on the phone!

    Being able to say tom at construct dot net instead of tom at "now let me spell it for you, sierra charlie... yes that's right, no not skeariah, skeerah" will save me a few hours each year

  • Being able to say tom at construct dot net instead of tom at "now let me spell it for you, sierra charlie... yes that's right, no not skeariah, skeerah" will save me a few hours each year

    That's funny. It's also similar to what's going on with the Godot engine. No one knows how to pronounce it, but the developers call it a "feature." Godot like robot? Like Go-dough? Like God, oh? Who knows. I like that you're changing to Construct as the branding. Easy-to-pronounce names are great and everyone knows you as Construct anyway.

  • That's funny. It's also similar to what's going on with the Godot engine. No one knows how to pronounce it, but the developers call it a "feature." Godot like robot? Like Go-dough? Like God, oh? Who knows. I like that you're changing to Construct as the branding. Easy-to-pronounce names are great and everyone knows you as Construct anyway.

    But how to pronounce 'Scirra' is still a mystery

  • But how to pronounce 'Scirra' is still a mystery

    I always thought like Scirra without the C; Sirra.

  • We always say it in office as Skirra (pronounced like Skipper) but most people say Seera or Sirra

  • We always say it in office as Skirra (pronounced like Skipper) but most people say Seera or Sirra

    Origin story ?

  • We always say it in office as Skirra (pronounced like Skipper) but most people say Seera or Sirra

    That's how we'd pronounce in the Ph but somehow I thought it was "See-rah"

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  • > We always say it in office as Skirra (pronounced like Skipper) but most people say Seera or Sirra

    >

    Origin story ?

    Ashley wanted to call it Cirrus after the cloud type, but that .com was taken so he swapped a few letters about

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    > > We always say it in office as Skirra (pronounced like Skipper) but most people say Seera or Sirra

    > >

    >

    > Origin story ?

    >

    Ashley wanted to call it Cirrus after the cloud type, but that .com was taken so he swapped a few letters about

    hah, was expecting something kewl, like nordic, especially after explenation of Skirra, it sounded a bit like Skarra, from that game vikings ^_^

  • I thought it was pronounced Sky-rah... (Like in the sky is the limit)

    I'm still a little bit skeptical about C3 being right for me, but the latest blog post has me hopeful. I'm probably going to subscribe for the first year and see how it goes. I think I'll be happier when the desktop version comes out.

    The tone around here does seem to have changed. I've been critical of C3 recently, but I like to think I'm open minded and reasonable. Some people can't be reasoned with. It doesn't seem they would be happy with any answer they got.

    So far I'm very impressed how quickly the bugs are getting fixed in C3. I forgot how good that felt. It feels like we'll get the support we need to enable us to build the games we want to make.

    (Still hate Chrome.)

  • Ashley wanted to call it Cirrus after the cloud type, but that .com was taken so he swapped a few letters about

    Scirrus actually sci- as in the latin root for knowledge (as in science), plus the cirrus cloud. Couldn't get the .com domain though, so ended with Scirra. Think that looks/sounds better anyway!

  • I just assumed that it was always pronounced "SKEER-ah" and not "SEER-ah". Then I started to doubt myself when I saw some youtube vids pronouncing it the 2nd way. Glad to know to proper pronunciation now. Also cool to learn how the name originated.

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  • P.s. add a new blog occasionally (personal interest ones)

    Tom

    I will always remember yawning submarine. Never forget how I nearly died of laughter at the square bee, never will I forget...

  • THANKS, for the morning laugh, that made my day! It's not every day you get to wake up, have a coffee and read an out if this world conspiracy theory. I should't be feeding the trolls but this is getting hilarious.

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