A community effort to recognise noteworthy contributors to the Neverball project.
This project is a follow on from the original "Nevershirt" project conducted by the Neverball community to give thanks to Neverball's original developer RLK and commemorate the first "community release" of the game.
In an effort to do something unique and challenging, the scope of the project has been expanded to include two simultaneous recipients who will each sign the other's shirt without being aware that they will be receiving one themselves.
The two recipients of the Nevershirt 2.0 project are Jānis Rūcis and Mehdi Yousfi-Monod.
Jānis Rūcis (parasti)
parasti has been one of the key driving forces behind the community releases of Neverball. His commitments to design and quality have helped maintain Neverball's standard of presentation and development, and his insight has overseen nearly 1,500 commits to the Neverball trunk alone.
parasti will be receiving a shirt as [made up title] MVP Developer.
Mehdi Yousfi-Monod (mym)
mym's levels can be seen in some of the earliest releases of Neverball. His contributions have helped define the style, tone and direction of Neverball as a game as much as his character and personality has helped grow the Neverball community.
mym will be receiving a shirt as [made up title] Longest Standing Contributor.
In order of the mailing route, the community members involved in the Nevershirt 2.0 project are as follows:
parasti (signing mym's shirt)
mym (signing parasti's shirt)
The shirts began their journey in Tasmania, Australia on the 24th of February 2012, heading to a second Tasmanian participant before being sent to the USA. Near the end of March, the shirts arrived at their first USA destination where they awaited the arrival of a reprint of mym's card that had suffered some damage. After the reprint delays, the package then continued its journey across the USA to rlk by October.
In November 2012, mym received the shirt and card that were intended to be sent to parasti for signing. With the surprise foiled, mym sent the card on to parasti. A mailing mixup with the package sent to parasti resulted in it being returned the the USA, causing a delay that lasted till April 2013.
In February 2014, whilst passign through Vienna, nue organised to meet up with another Neverball community member for an additional signature.
In May 2014, the package arrived in France with shino, its last stop before being separated and sent on to the final recipients.
Toward the end of May, mym posted a forum thread thanking the community for their gift.
Below you can see a map showing the shirts' progress, and farther down, you will be able to see photos of the shirts in locations they have visited.
Light red circles indicate where the shirts have been, dark red circles indicate where the shirts are next headed, and black circles indicate where they have not yet been.
Cheeseness Tasmania, Australia
themacmeister Tasmania, Australia
jammnrose New Hampshire, USA
Dave Idaho, USA
gjtorikian California, USA
tonesfrommars California, USA
rlk Louisiana, USA
parasti (mym's shirt) Liepaja, Latvia
mym (parasti's shirt) Montpellier, France
Lazrhog Kent, England
mxttie West Flanders, Belgium
ht-never Patrica, Italy
nue and dtbVienna, Austria
shino Paris, France
mym (recipient) Montpellier, France
parasti (recipient) Liepaja, Latvia
Below are some photos taken by the participants as the shirts make their way across the globe.