Something BIG is coming...
I would like to apologize for not being very active and communicating with you players. I did not "take your money and go to the Bahamas" as someone emailed and asked. I prefer working on games, and never go on vacations (unless I have a computer with me to work on). What I have been doing is partially working on Apparatus 2, and partially on an even bigger PC/Wii-U game scheduled for release much further into the future.
Apparatus has now been out for a year and it is time for a refresh. I've been impressed by everything you have created and uploaded to the community section, but we need more tools than those Apparatus has provided us with. We need circuit boards, logic gates, gears, physically integrated ropes, and a platform to build just about anything. I want to see mini-games with real points-systems and deterministic machines that replay identically every time you run it.
It is time for Apparatus 2, and its name will be Principia. I will email out more information later this month. It will be available on Android and iOS devices, and it is 1000 times cooler than Apparatus, and a million times more advanced.
The simple objective of getting a ball to a basket has been discarded. I will give details on the new primary game mechanic in my pre-release email later this month.
Because you purchased Apparatus, I can work full time on games, which means Principia will not be as buggy as Apparatus. ;)
Here's a list of some of the stuff you will find in Principia (the full list will contain twice as many):
Wheel with tire
Logic & signal processing
Sticky note with custom text
Here's a list of the game modes:
Solution (user uploaded to new communtiy section)
I shouldn't spoil too much.. But the new control panel system is AWESOME, especially in combination with hand-wired circuitry.
Keep an eye open for the pre-release email. If you registered on the community section with a fake email, hit me up at sdac AT bithack DOT se and I will add you to the list.
See you soon.
Oh btw, please write all your suggestions in the comments field, any shit you missed in Apparatus and want to see in Principia. All crazy ideas will be considered.