What really saddens me is that it does look like that fan game making is dying here, so is the number of people using forums now that Facebook and Twitter have become more popular for seeking news posts.
I'll admit I've had mental blocks before, but lately my enthusiasm for fan game making has been fading myself, my limitations on game making and the lack of comments and support on both the forums and social media all on top of that too.
Hence why my latest Dizzy and Seymour game seems shorter and rushed.
The majority of fan developers we had over the years have all chosen to move on, either because of lack of ideas or their personal lives have become more important to focus on, which I understand greatly.
Nowadays, a lot of people appear to be only posting on social media, especially the Dizzy : Retrogaming
group where most of the posts appear to be hunting for items on ebay, sharing their collections or anything involving events The Olivers are attending.
Aside from the team behind the 2017 Spectrum Remake of Crystal Kingdom and the upcoming 'Wonderful Dizzy', I haven't come across anybody there who are or have been making fan games, even though I'm a co-Admin on the group.
However, as Steve and frogandhat mentioned, whenever a big DizzyAGE game is released, there is some interest and activity on the forums do pick up slightly with the Help Threads having new posts every few hours.
It's up to you what you wish to do Simon. Remember that I am always happy to support any fan titles and post about it online.
Sometimes when a new fan game is released, it does attract attention to a lot of people who are looking for a new challenge, even though many prefer not to comment which always appears to be the case, especially these days.