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21st May, 2017 at 21/05/2017 23:02:44 -

Not really important, considering how long others have been here, but wanted to note that 10 years ago to this day was when I joined this lovely ol' ghost ship.

Been reminiscing today and wondering if the feeling of change in internet interaction quality is just in my head or individual habits. I want to blame social media for shutting down forum communities and the lust for indie fame for shutting down prolific production of crappy but fun experiments.

A few things:
• When we had so many submissions, it was an honor to be voted the GOTW.
• When administration transparency and spats over language were hot-button issues.
• When adding new features to the site was an exciting, interactive process.
• When we actually sort of made friends and knew (infamous) personalities instead of passively absorbing personal brand marketing and negative comments, just lurking and liking. Is it just me?

Was talking to non-click game developer today, and realized how many known indies had a place here. I blame you all for getting me hooked on game development. <3

I feel like I finally qualify as an oldbie.

Celebration ideas?

 

  		
  		

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23rd May, 2017 at 23/05/2017 21:06:25 -

I have an idea for celebrating.

We could all go on the Daily Click and post about it on the forums!

EDIT: I started lurking this site in 2005 or so. Also Klik Island, Klik academy, and a few others I can't remember.
You could find all these community sites linked from the main Clickteam site, so I blame them for our death since I don't believe they link to any community sites anymore.

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http://www.soapcow.com <- Flash games, featuring MMF made games!
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24th May, 2017 at 24/05/2017 06:02:41 -


Originally Posted by OMC
Not really important, considering how long others have been here, but wanted to note that 10 years ago to this day was when I joined this lovely ol' ghost ship.

Been reminiscing today and wondering if the feeling of change in internet interaction quality is just in my head or individual habits. I want to blame social media for shutting down forum communities and the lust for indie fame for shutting down prolific production of crappy but fun experiments.



Congrats on oldbie status.

I honestly believe if there were loads of people still active on TDC I'd still be making stuff too. I never realised how important having a community was at the time and now I wish I'd made more stuff.

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24th May, 2017 at 24/05/2017 16:23:23 -

There's nothing like the like-minded to motivate you to work on stuff. I really sincerely miss those days.

This is probably my favorite website of all time. So much so that I once asked Club if I could buy it from him. He never responded.

 

  		
  		

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24th May, 2017 at 24/05/2017 21:55:29 -

Who is still paying to keep the site running?

I honestly expect to navigate to this URL one day and the site be down permanently. Kinda sad. A slow death instead of going out with a bang.

 
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28th May, 2017 at 28/05/2017 04:38:13 -

Clickteam own it now, right? Although they have their own website and forums.

You know, I did actually make quite a lot of stuff back then so I shouldn't be totally disappointed. It's just that I always had plans for more. I see Shab using Fusion 2.5 on steam quite often and James Whitehead still does stuff i think. Stratonauts?
There are some people keeping the dream alive somewhere

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28th May, 2017 at 28/05/2017 21:12:25 -

What is Shab working on do you know? Last game he submitted is here, something for the iphone: http://www.create-games.com/download.asp?id=8858

And James site is here: http://bossbaddie.co.uk/
Hadn't heard of his new project Stratonauts though, I'll have to see if there are any videos anywhere.

Me and Clayton are still working on projects of course, the ipad/steam version of Splotches, and after that a few other side projects that are on hold until that's finished.

 
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29th May, 2017 at 29/05/2017 20:06:17 -

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31st May, 2017 at 31/05/2017 13:03:14 -

Congratulations on 10 years!


Clickteam's Jeff owns the domain, but I still pay for the cost of the server myself.

Honestly not sure where to go from here, if anyone has any suggestions, though!


I'm still around, as well, just extremely quiet! Rather miss the days of chaos, a million submissions, and team horse.

 
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31st May, 2017 at 31/05/2017 17:44:07 -


Originally Posted by Clubsoft

Honestly not sure where to go from here, if anyone has any suggestions, though!



Set up a market for people to sell their submissions. Stripe is a great payment provider. There is so much potential in this site that the sky is the limit. The weird thing is I was just thinking about this today (hence being here) before reading this forum and then you go and ask the question.

"Indie" is such a large market that it's almost impossible for it to fail if the effort is put into it. If you show the initiative I'll supply technical ability and consultation.

...or you can just let it die slowly.

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1st June, 2017 at 01/06/2017 05:30:25 -

Not sure I have anything good to contribute here but I just wanted to stop in and say cheers to everyone on the 10 year anniversary. This place was a HUGE part of my childhood growing up and I can honestly say I wouldn't take back a single moment of it.

 
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1st June, 2017 at 01/06/2017 17:36:34 -

If paying for the server is ever a problem, I would be happy to pay for a part of it.

And congrats OMC! Come to think of it, I have been here for nearly 15 years

 
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5th June, 2017 at 05/06/2017 20:21:12 -

I think a big change that should be added to the current site is email updates when someone replies to a thread you've commented on. This would increase engagement. Of course have the ability unsubscribe from updates, and even turn the feature off completely.

Bing bang pow!

And I suppose the main reason the site is dying is because the old users are too busy to hang out here anymore, and we aren't gaining any new users since it's no longer linked from Clickteam like it was before. That's how I found it back in the day.

 
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12th June, 2017 at 12/06/2017 19:58:33 -


Originally Posted by Clubsoft
Congratulations on 10 years!


Clickteam's Jeff owns the domain, but I still pay for the cost of the server myself.

Honestly not sure where to go from here, if anyone has any suggestions, though!


I'm still around, as well, just extremely quiet! Rather miss the days of chaos, a million submissions, and team horse.



Maybe streamline the site right down to the bare bones, while archiving everything here. Fewer forums, maybe remove the arcade as it's very outdated. Have an articles/reviews page still, but don't allow people to post prior to approval. Definitely make it a responsive design, etc. The problem you have is motivating people to visit and comment - given that this site design is over 15 years old... I think it could do with a modern update

 
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Originally Posted by The Chris Street

Maybe streamline the site right down to the bare bones, while archiving everything here. Fewer forums, maybe remove the arcade as it's very outdated. Have an articles/reviews page still, but don't allow people to post prior to approval. Definitely make it a responsive design, etc. The problem you have is motivating people to visit and comment - given that this site design is over 15 years old... I think it could do with a modern update



Just prevent comments on forum posts that are more than 2 months old. That should help things a bit.
Dropping the arcade is as easy as removing the link on the top bar I think.

The original site had a responsive design didn't it? Or at least it resized with your browser. The fixed width is annoying tbh.

Having email notifications when people reply to forum posts would be handy.

 
http://www.soapcow.com <- Flash games, featuring MMF made games!
http://www.jsoftgames.com <- Old blog I don't keep up anymore
http://www.rodentrush.com <- My best iphone game, made with Fusion.
   

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