Neopets creators Adam Powell and Donna Williams have decided to strip the 3D portion of their MMO Twin Skies in order to focus on creating just another free-to-play online flash game.

Originally envisioned as a 3D MMO that users would be able to interact with directly via flash game content, an announcement yesterday on the Meteor Games website reveals that creating a 3D MMO was a bit more than they could handle.

A lot of things have changed in the last few months, we've taken a few steps back and realized that creating a 3D MMO is really, really hard, especially in this economy. We've come so far with the design, quests, and lore, but we feel that it's just a really risky and bad time to try and follow through with our plans and complete the game. Donna and myself have a much stronger background in 2D content (at least that's what it says on our resumes) and this is the direction we feel the company should pursue.

I suppose when all else fails, go with what you know. Still a pity though...the original concept was extremely intriguing. Perhaps someone else can grab the ball and run with it.

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A Slight Change of Plan [Twin Skies Forums via Massively]