One year ago today, at about 7pm central time, I posted a little game called Super Mario Bros. Crossover on Newgrounds. Just days before that, I launched the Exploding Rabbit website, although I consider today to be the anniversary of Exploding Rabbit as well. As everyone knows, the game was an instant success all around the world. I remember waking up the next day and practically having a heart attack when I saw how full my inbox was. Looking back, I can see how much I’ve grown as a person, and how much Exploding Rabbit has grown as a company/community. Back then, this website was nothing more than 3 or 4 pages. Now it’s huge and has a friendly community. The success of Super Mario Bros. Crossover brought many people with similar passions together, and I’m excited to see how things continue to expand.
Back then, Super Mario Bros. Crossover was only at version 1.0, and it lacked Ryu, SOPHIA III, difficulty levels, cheats, and many other features. Today, it’s at version 1.2, and the version I’m working on is much further along, although not ready to be released yet.
It’s pretty amazing thinking of how far everything has come in one year. It makes me wonder… if we could come this far in one year, just imagine where we will be next year, or in 5 years, or even 10 years. It will be amazing.
I know things have been pretty quiet lately. I’ve mainly been improving some stuff in my personal life and working on SMB Crossover for a few hours each day. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it is looking absolutely awesome. I’m looking forward to the day everyone will be able to see the skins in action, because they’re badass.
Anyway, happy anniversary Super Mario Bros. Crossover and Exploding Rabbit, and thanks everyone for your support. I will continue to operate at maximum downward thrust.