We have been dreaming of, working on, and building Star Traders RPG for almost five years. The game started as an inside joke between Andrew and I, and a way for us to explore the Android platform as a shared technical interest -- something our day jobs didn't provide us.
After several months of gestation as a two player game, we started thinking about putting it on Google Play so a few of our friends could play (I'm thinking about you, Sha.)
1.0.1 was released on October 27, 2010 just before my birthday and barely two months after my wedding to Ms. Allison ... and in classic Trese Brothers style, 1.0.3 was released on the morning of October 28. Not content with a single release for our second day, 1.0.5 was released in the evening on October 28, and allowed games that lasted more than 1000 turns. That release went out to all 90 people who'd downloaded the game.
On November 19, we released the first version of Star Traders RPG that you could pay for. And the rest, as they say, is history!