Alert Games
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Alert Games posted on January 19, 2018 at 4:46 PM

New channel and new site! [Maybe - pls help]

I need help

I am at the point where I can start building a new youtube channel and a new website for gaming backend
WEBSITE A while ago I talked about building a new website that would essentially be a steam competitor. This is of course before they had things like API's for DLC and Workshop Items.

Essentially I'd like to build something similar because it would allow for a better system to showcase inde games, but this of course is handled by Steam and GameJolt already.

Honestly, if either system has a good way to support "DLC" items, accounts in games, multiple cloud saves per user (particle systems in my case), in-game chat, hash-check security for executables, auto-updating via API, etc., then I would go with that rather than rolling my own.

WEBSITE: NAME? I've written down a name a long time ago: "GameHelium" with the tag line of something like "Taking your inde game to new levels" or something like that. But I'm unsure if thats what I should still stick with...

NEW CHANNEL I also want to start a new youtube channel. This channel would focus on a more genuine reporting of the state of tech that would generate discussion, rather than clickbait - esc articles that are written all the time. This like what microsoft, apple, google, amazon, etc are up to. Maybe a video every week or something, just because I like to talk about it but its annoying to me how many "jouralists" get their news wrong. And on youtube, sometimes there are good channels, but theres far more just unboxings, first-impressions of products, etc. Less about software and tech companies in general.

I thought up the names "TechPoint" (like checkpoint), "TechToday", and even "BetterSoftware". But I'm not sure if I like any of them.

Anyway, maybe someone could help with some opinions about this stuff. I often get caught up just trying to figure out a name haha.

Have a good day!

Alert Games posted on January 18, 2018 at 2:36 AM

notification poll!!

Hey guys,

I'm curious as to what you guys prefer when tracking project updates. What is your preference??

I would embed the tweet but I don't think I can do that here.... so here you go:

Update on things: I've updated my site in a minor way, but also added a page for GMUI. Check that out here and feedback is of course welcome:

Still trying to get everything done as quickly as possible. Is hard.

Sorry for the short blog, but I felt like contributing some content and would like to hear from you guys too :>

Alert Games posted on December 27, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Method for creating a newsletter?

Hey guys,

I was asked to have a good way to give updates out on progress. I was thinking I would roll out an email subscription service to handle this. But is this a good method?

I also have a twitter where I send out updates, but I figure that not everyone would prefer to use twitter to receive updates, but then again I don't think email would be preferred for some either...

Perhaps I should create a separate twitter account for the individual project?

This leads me to ask, what is your preferred way for tracking a project, and what can you see as acceptable options to put in place to do so?

Hope everyone is having a good holiday so far