It's been an absolute age since the last article was published, but with good reason. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to improve the quality of the site, both for players and developers. There are still lots of new features planned for the rest of the year, and you can subscribe to our free newsletter or our RSS feed to keep updated.
One thing that really stood out whilst choosing games to promote was the high quality of the indie games available. It's sometimes said that there are far too many clones, and that the general quality of indie games is low, but I've found that to be quite a narrow view. Yes, there are lots of poor games out there, but the same can be said of commercial games. The good news is that there are lots of fun and original indie games out there.
A slightly different blog
As well as tweaking the front page, the blog has been redesigned to make it more visually appealing and the content easier to find. It's a little bit different from most blogs, but that was part of the motivation for taking this approach.
The main reason for the design is that it suits the content better. There's a lot of variety in the categories, which range from games to project planning and updates about what's happening site-wise. Breaking the visual appearance into clearer sections to highlight this content will make it easier for people to find what they're interested in.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the design, so please feel free to leave a comment or get in touch.
What does 2007 hold?
Hopefully no more redesigns! This one was more of a major tweak than a full design, but the back-end was converted from Etomite to Wordpress which took some time. Things are stable now, but it's quite likely that many smaller tweaks will be made over time.
Current plans for 2007 include the release of several tools and libraries for Blitz developers, more games on the main site and more articles posted in the blog and developer areas.
This blog will also be hosting a future installment of the “Carnival of Game Bloggers”. It's only young, but it's well worth checking out. It also has a group on the Great Games Experiment, so join up and share your gaming thoughts!