Announcing GameDevNews.net

Posted on:March 21 2013


This weekend I had some spare time and hacked together a small new website, based on a PHP framework I developed a few years ago: I present to you, GameDevNews.net.
There isn't much content there yet, but hopefully this will change soon. You can even submit infos yourself: If you are developing some game development related tool, library, framework or similar, you are free to submit news on there. I'm going to update this page from time to time to during the next months, let's see, maybe it will become useful.
Personally, I have lost overview of interesting and important new developments in the game development area. "There is this new library for developing mobile games available? Wow, totally missed that." I had this feeling a lot of times recently. Probably because all those game development pages don't seem to care much about those infos anymore, and tend to report more about business developments and similar. But maybe that's just my impression.

I even implemented an automatically updated RSS feed, and it seems to be valid with the first try: :)
[Valid RSS]

So I'd be happy about some feedback. Try the website: GameDevNews.net, and submit some links to your projects, if you like.





Comments:


At first sight it doesnt quite look like a news site. I would seperate the posts on the main page optically by a thin border or background color, but that's a matter of taste.
What I really miss are tags like: "open-source, physics, ..."
Still I look forward to read some dev news ;)
nXn
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2013-03-21 11:31:00


Why standalone? may be its better to use facebook or gplus communities...
IPv6
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2013-03-21 12:36:00


You mean why not create a group in facebook and g+? Because there are tons of people who don't use those.
niko
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2013-03-21 12:56:00


yes nico is right, I don't use it and maybe wan't use it anytime.
The main reason for that is, I need a site which is truly free and don't require me to login, or can I do this with facebook?
acki
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2013-03-21 21:07:00


Nope.
Tazo
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2013-03-22 02:00:00


on your new site you use all over the place tables for the layout.
You know this is bad design? I hope your website painter doesn't create such html...because this is not professional. yeah just my thoughts.
Mr.CSS
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2013-03-23 22:03:00


Yes, I know that there is that myth that tables are 'bad design', nobody could tell me until today why this should be the case. The only valid argument is that content isn't separated from layout that way, but in HTML, this isn't the case anyway. The website gets generated by a small template engine, so layout is separated from content anyway. :)
niko
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2013-03-24 08:48:00


The site is great, and feels unique.
kinjal kishor
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2013-03-27 21:40:00


@nico
take a look at this:
http://hotdesign.com/seybold/everything.html
and this:
http://phrogz.net/css/WhyTablesAreBadForLayout.html
hopefully this will change your opinion.
acki
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2013-03-31 17:29:00


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