5 years ago, in a game called LittleBigPlanet 2 for the PlayStation 3, I had finally released the first version of the RGames Propane.
The RGames Propane was the first modern RGames console (there was a console before the Propane, but we don't speak of it). While in the beginning it may have had features that were added for the sake of being added ('Not Safe' and 'Safe' Lights?), the console started to become what it is now in v1.1 (and v1.1.1). And even after the release of its successor, the Propane Deluxe, I liked working on the original Propane.
Sony's moderation team unfortunately struck the Propane in 2020, removing it from the LittleBigPlanet Servers all because of an icon I didn't design, the Self-Destruct Icon (which I understand why that was moderated). Stickers that said 'Games Images and Software' were also moderated (wut). I struck back by releasing the final version of the Propane (which was v1.3) all the way back on June 1st, 2020, removing those stickers and replacing the icon. I even released the very first game for the Propane (shockingly, the Propane had no games for most of its life), called TicTacToe.
Unfortunately, the LittleBigPlanet Servers suffered the first of a couple of attacks back in March of 2021, which brought down the Servers for a week or 2, which not only delayed the release of the very first Virtual Pet games (Virtual Pet - Circle | Square), but also delayed the Propane Deluxe's successor (the RGames Pentane) to March 31st, 2021. After the second wave of attacks in May of 2021, the servers went down for multiple months, affecting my ability to work on content for the Propane and Pentane.
Eventually, Sony and Sumo would get the last laugh on September 13th, 2021, by announcing the permanent shutdown of LBP1, LBP2, LBP3 PS3, and LBPV server access (and the return of the servers for LBP3 PS4), effectively forcing me to finally stop working on the Propane (and Pentane). While the RGames Propane was the first modern RGames console, to the point where its 2 successors, and an otherwise unrelated console were based off of it in one way or another, it could not survive the decisions of a large game developer.
Today (December 6th, 2021) is the 5th anniversary of the Propane's original release date, and so you're probably going to see more stuff related to the Propane (and other LBP2 RGames Consoles) on this day and throughout the month. I will start by finally releasing LittleBigPlanet 2 Level Backups of the Propane and Pentane hubs (complete with their respective final games, Simple Platform Game Maker and Game Device Simulator, and Virtual Pet - Triangle | Rhombus).
Oh, there's also a Virtual Pet Online event to celebrate the Propane's 5th anniversary (of course).
Like with all the other events, follow these instructions to get these Virtual Pets:
1 - Go to Virtual Pet Online, or Virtual Pet Online - Fall Time
2 - Click on the Code Entry Button
3 - Enter the code for either the Propane Circle or Propane Square
4 - Click on the Verify Button
5 - If the code was entered properly, and 8 Buttons appear, select one of the 8 Boxes to send the Virtual Pet to
6 - Enjoy!
Note: The received Virtual Pet will never be Rare.