where not looking good for the silky site. Other sites where doing a bit
better like the
Ap-Zone and the Magical Realm
created by Kevin Smets. Despite the
many flames the wall was still used to talk about games and other good
things. Things started to look a bit better when other people helped silky
out by updating her site with new games but then faith struck and silk's harddrive got wiped with all her games on it. I got this e-mail from Pat
Jennings creator of silky's: Hey Rikus
Yea, apparently it died. Talked to Gene the other day, he was gonna try
to recover what he could, naturally - our commercial clients come before our
own personal sites. Right now, I have no idea if Silky's can be recovered or
not. I have backup for a bit of it, but not all by any means - last I
looked, with the files...it was over 500 meg. Anyway, the way things had
deteriorated around there the last few months, perhaps not such a bad thing.
It was up nearly 3 years - that is really quite old for a website. I do have
my server at webtoys that I'll be moving my old clients onto, if Gene can't
get his act together, but I won't be putting
another Silky's up for K&P if Gene can't recover the old disk. I think it
served it's purpose well, and should probably rest in peace.
And so it did. The original Silky site never came back
and then people had to find a new site.
AOL VS SILKY
There where also 2 klik&play community's The Silky
community and the AOL community. Because i did not have AOL i better let
this part be explained by someone else.
Multi Media Fusion
was also the year of Multimedia fusion, the bigger
brother of click&create and the games Factory, the program had a lot more
power behind it then click&create did but its marketing success was
limited due to poor distribution by IMSI. IMSI also rushed Clickteam to
release it early, and as such some unwanted bugs were present. Patches went
into Beta testing but IMSI delayed in authorizing any of them. When
Clickteam.com arrived at the start of 1999 they
released them as beta patches and when IMSI ignored MMF completely they
became official. The release of MMF also saw the development of a new kind
of web site, called the Fusion Programmers Guild. It was dedicated soley to
expanding knowledge and promoting quality in MMF games and applications.
The guild has one of the largest diverse collection of example files, all of
which can still be downloaded today.
The Click Cafe
Jonty, a nice guy who wanted to create a new klik site. He did and he called
it: The click Cafe. The click Cafe was first uploaded to the ap-zone server.
3 weeks later Jonty was contacted by Sean from 3ee.com. Sean asked jonty if
he was interested in moving the click cafe to the 3ee.com server. Sean was
very good in the CFM scripting language and the click cafe could profit from
that. They worked on it for a while and the new click cafe was born. The
Click Cafe was so special because everyone could upload there game to the
site and the maker of the game could check how many time his game got
downloaded and he could also read reviews about his game that other users
made. The Click Cafe was a big hit. The Ap-Zone however did not have this
automated system and they had to update the site by hand. Rikus did not know
it at that time but the beginning of the new
click cafe would mean the end of the Ap-Zone.....
* Ps by clicking on the links you will go
back in time and you can see the actual old websites.