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About Team Rizu

Hello and welcome to the official Patreon of Team Rizu for the upcoming revision of StepMania, version 5.3, code named Project OutFox.

Here at Team Rizu, we have been collectively part of the StepMania community for over 15 Years.

About Us:
We have all been active in the community at some point, be it mod files ported by Mr.ThatKid, pushing the lua engine to the limits with Jousway, and theming by Lirodon. 
Our project leader, Squirrel, primarily works with our Arcade friends and partners and has been maintaining and repairing cabs since 1997.

We all have loved what StepMania had done for us and want to pay that forward.

You can see our progress with 5.3 in the link to our blog below.

What's the point of this?

While desiging another project, we concluded that the game has been heinously overdue for a complete modernisation and core engine rewrite. Rage, the core engine of StepMania, is very outdated and lacks key features for use with modern hardware, as well as the raw performance capabilities required to run smoothly on both newer and older hardware.

Clearly, many people have experienced problems with more recent versions of Stepmania, and it's code base is very outdated and broken and clearly needs help.

What does Patreon have to do with this? The game is free to download and play.

Correct, the game (StepMania 5.1) itself currently is open source software. Our Patreon helps us develop the next version of the game, and at the moment we have temporarily made the decision to work with closed source project practices. We WILL be returning the game to open source when this work is done!

In order to accelerate the development of the new engine and to implement a very long list of features for a richer and more modern experience, we need a form of income so that way we can research and develop new methods and features for the future version to be given back to the community.

The majority of the funds generated from this Patreon will be used for R&D costs for the engine and hardware expenses that may occur due to faulty parts, and software services. We do not take a salary from this project, as we want to give it back to the community.

How can I take part in the project?

Whether you will become a Patreon or not, we encourage you to participate by joining our community, where we offer an Alpha testing option if you wish to donate your time helping us debug the cutting edge builds.

We are excited to hear your feedback and ideas - Please join the Moondance Discord here: https://discord.gg/ygYz3DW

We also have a development blog at: https://projectmoon.dance/
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