From: Vermont, USA
I'm back from vacation and just wanted to post an update for you all.
First, on the second expansion for Distant Worlds, it is moving along well. We hope to start beta testing within about two weeks and we are aiming to release before Christmas, hopefully by October.
I expect quite a bit more information on that will start to appear in September.
Second, our usual artist for Distant Worlds is a bit overloaded at the present time and we were planning to use a different artist for this expansion. With that thought and some of the excellent work I've seen here, I figured I should give some of our outstanding modders the opportunity to apply for the work before going elsewhere (assuming some of you are interested). The standard for original art for Distant Worlds is quite high, so if you think you are up to the task and will have time in August and September to work with us on this, please e-mail me at email@example.com and point me to some of your work in the e-mail please. I can't promise anyone the position, but we'll give everyone who applies a good look as we'd love to have someone from the community working on the project with us.