Race Into Space has gone dormant since the release of version 1.1, unfortunately.
Historically, RIS will go dormant like this for a while--then a couple of new programmers join us with a burst of enthusiasm. We make a batch of improvements, put out a release or two, then the project goes dormant again.
So, if you're a programmer and have any interest in getting involved, we could really use you. Currently there are two areas that need work:
* Our latest effort started a conversion of the code from CVS to GIT, and a simplification of the data files so the program can use plain text rather than hex files. The programmers dropped off somewhere in the middle of that, so we're kind of stuck right now, unless we want to abandon that effort and go back to the old CVS source--which wouldn't be my first choice. If you know your way around this stuff and would like to try continuing the conversion a little, I'd be delighted to have you on board.
* I'd like to get the game added to the Ubuntu repository! Sure we have an Ubuntu .deb available for download, but getting it in the repository would make it that much easier for Ubuntu users to install it. More importantly, it would be a great way to publicize the game in the Linux community.
Anyone interested in getting involved with the project is invited to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We could sure use some new blood!