Over the weekend the Stargate Worlds
site had planned a bit of maintenance
which took their site offline on the 9th. From what we know now, the plan was that they would be migrating servers since they've been experiencing problems with their hosting. Many expected the site to be back up within a day or so - a normal time-frame for a DNS change and many cases of forum maintenance. When the entire site hadn't come back up by the 12th - and their Twitter
, Facebook and other social networking sites remained eerily silent - we decided to reach out to them and see how things were going.
While we're glad to see that the Stargate Worlds
web site is now back on line, the note that we received back from Timothy N. Jenson
, President and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment
was a bit disheartening. While the team remains optimistic, it indicates that they are continuing to have funding issues despite the news that they'd picked up new investors
in the tail-end of August. For those interested in reading the full statement we received, we've included it behind the break. The stargateworlds.com site is owned by MGM and went down on Friday due to a change in DNS server providers. Cheyenne and MGM are working on getting the site back up and it is expected to be back up this week.
[Ed. note: the site has already been restored.] As for the Stargate Worlds game and Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, Inc., our company has struggled in the current economic climate to raise the funding needed to successfully develop and publish our MMORPG. While there continues to be a lot of desire, enthusiasm and excitement about the project from our employees, investors and fans, we will not be able to provide any updates on the development of Stargate Worlds until sufficient funding is available.