Pixel Sage, Jonathan, and... New CB Interface??? Uh, hello? (in General)

SNK3R June 20 2007 9:27 PM EDT

Jon had a Re-imagine CB's interface contest (and a part 2) more than a year ago. Pixel Sage apparently "won" by default due to not enough contestants getting an "official" entry in. This is directly from Jon:

No additional submissions were received. (Sheesh, see if I allow extensions again. :P)

I promised at least $5M for the winner and $40M if I like it enough to take live. PixelSage was the only one who completed a submission, so he sort of wins by default. Fortunately he does good work, and I'm pretty sure he'll get to the "enough to take live" point, so I'm sending him $20M now and the other $20M after he fixes some stuff I'm going to talk to him about. :)

So...I dare ask...what happened with the deal? Did Pixel fall out? Have there been updates? Is there still a "live version" that's being worked on? $20M seems like a lot to be sent to a user for something that's never going to be used or seen again. And why give him $20M for something as equally usable as Verifex's or Xiaz's mock-up drawings?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 20 2007 9:31 PM EDT

/me summons the mighty Nightstrike to find the last thread from PS about what the the story is with delays...

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 20 2007 9:37 PM EDT

last mention I can find is six months ago...
It appears he had things working then, I wonder if it's not Jon's half that we're waiting on...

Miandrital June 20 2007 10:47 PM EDT

I am assuming there is some work to go until the theme engine is complete, so if pixel needs help with finishing it up, I would certainly be happy to lend a hand. Unfortunately, pixel hasn't been on in a while, so jon is the only person who really knows how much work needs to be done.

Btw, pixel's design was definitely more than just a mock-up like fex and xiaz made, so I can't say I disagree with the 20M. And it isn't like pixel just sold all the money, he used it to give out loans, and I believe he got scammed out of most of that 20mil.

AdminNightStrike June 21 2007 1:13 AM EDT

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8DEOTWP June 21 2007 2:24 AM EDT

What the heck? If he did the work.. like the contest said and he got $20Mill.. then he is rewarded for the hours he put in. Shove your jealousy monkey back in the closet.

Flamey June 21 2007 5:49 AM EDT

Umm, no.

Maybe you should read the related threads. He didn't finish it, it was just basically a sketch/design.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] June 21 2007 10:01 AM EDT

Was he paid 50M? I can't remember for sure but I think Jon gave him 50m.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] June 21 2007 10:06 AM EDT

Then again maybe I am thinking of Descent.

Miandrital June 21 2007 10:07 AM EDT

This is more than just a sketch/design.

As you can clearly see, he had a semi functional product working, so please don't tell me that the 20 mil was totally unjustified.

AdminJonathan June 21 2007 12:40 PM EDT

I could answer this but I'm more curious to see pixel do so. :)

IndependenZ June 21 2007 2:13 PM EDT

Did this spark my curiosity? Oh my.. :p

BootyGod June 21 2007 2:39 PM EDT

/me dances around waiting for Pixel

/me lovers da Pixel for giving him a loan and for doing stuff for CB

Flamey June 22 2007 3:32 AM EDT

hasn't said anything for well over 3 months in forums.

I believe he was given 20 mil and then 20 mil later for finishing it. Not 50 mil.

QBOddBird June 22 2007 6:27 PM EDT

I can't wait to see the finished product as well, which I know was at least near/ready before...I'm interested in seeing Pixel's response too! Where are you at, Pixie Sage? =)

Sir Woot June 22 2007 8:25 PM EDT

Hmmm, where could pixel sage be? WE NEED YOU PIXEL SAGE!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 22 2007 8:29 PM EDT

Send him an E-mail?
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