Hi Stealth !
It recently came to my attention that you were recruiting a team with the scope of building a full game for HCGE.
After carefully reading the full post on http://hcstealth.tumblr.com/post/105485938332/now-recruiting-for-project-hc, it seems obvious to me that I'm not skilled enough in order to joining such a team, given the fact I still didn't manage to accomplish even small project with the engine.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a project, build upon GM studio, that could hopefully be ported to HCGE, at least if the lead programmer shows interest in.
The game has been in development for years and the project is regularly updated :
Currently Project AMR2 seems to be a one man project and I guess it's closed source. I don't know if the main dev may show interest in migrating (again) to a new engine but it may give him better portability as well as improved performance.
Here's pitch from the about page :
Project AM2R aims to recreate Metroid 2 with updated graphics and gameplay. Taking elements from newer Metroid titles: the fast paced gameplay of Metroid: Zero Mission, the atmosphere and solitude of Super Metroid, and adding new game mechanics, AM2R is one of the most ambitious Metroid fan games.
Metroid Zero Mission style gameplay
Updated enemy AI
Challenging Metroid fights
Stackable beam system
Completely redrawn enemy and Metroid sprites
Log system with non-intrusive narrative
High quality soundtrack
Maybe you could try to contact him and see if something could be done...