The Moai team got great news today as the snow fell in Seattle: Moai was selected as one of the 2011 Open Source Rookies of the Year by Black Duck Software.  We see the open source nature of Moai as a huge advantage for game developers, many of whom have hit a wall or been stuck waiting at some point in the past with a closed source engine.  The ability to add your own platform features or change the way the platform works to make the game you want on your own timeline is great for game quality and it's great for developer piece of mind, too.  It's usually those "unknown unknowns" that throw a schedule off, and open-source is the escape valve that helps you deal with them efficiently.

Thanks to Black Duck for the Rookie of the Year honor, and thanks to the Moai developer community for your regular input and contributions that have helped make Moai into something great.