[ENG] Good day to you. Lead developer of UTS, TessaraOxygen, is here. As you already understood from the title, the development of UTS has been stopped indefinitely. I must add that the development does not stop completely. Part of our team will still continue to work on 3D models and other content, but, unfortunately, the software part will stand still. This is the main idea of this post, but for those who want to know the details, I will tell a little more about the current situation with the project and my life situation in particular.
I was born in a relatively small town, a hundred kilometers from the capital. An unremarkable little town of two hundred thousand people. Here I went to kindergarten, and then to school, where I began to get involved in the topic of public transport. After school, there was a university where I decided to develop my passion and make it part of something bigger. Experienced patrons probably remember posts about scientific exhibitions and presentations in which the trolleybus simulator was directly involved. At the same time, I met cool guys who offered me help and invited me to their team to work together on an updated version of my project - Urban Transport Simulator. A month ago, on February 23, 2022, I, as usual, fell asleep at home, only to wake up the next day and go back to my computer to continue working on UTS. But I woke up in a war.
Today is March 24, the twenty-ninth day of the war. The whole city hides in bomb shelters 10 times a day, sometimes more. Many of them even sleep in basements. I never would have thought that I would wake up in the middle of the night because the walls would shake - a rocket hit a high school building five hundred meters from my house. I'm not complaining - I'm on the very back and help as best I can. In many cities of Ukraine the situation is now much worse. One of my friends, for example, has not been contacted by her mother for more than two weeks. Friends of other people I know were shot from a tank while they were carrying food to an animal shelter. I am not writing this to make you cry, get upset, or even worry about me. I am writing this so that you understand that this is possible in the 21st century in a civilized society. People are dying. Children and women are dying.
I do not want to call on the citizen of the Russian Federation to go to rallies or protest against the authorities. I just want you to know the truth. I want you to know that it was Russia that arrogantly and vilely came to our home and, based on made-up reasons, started shooting at civilians, civilian buildings and nuclear power plants. Russian troops do not restore peace in Ukraine, they came here to spread evil and destruction.
We are all scared. But we will withstand and live even better, I believe in it. We all believe in it. We believe that the invaders will be destroyed, the perpetrators will be punished, and we will continue to live our lives, as it was before. Walking in the park, riding around the night city, eating ice cream on the beach near the river. And someone will continue to develop a project of a lifetime 😊