Archive for April, 2005


Posted in Tales from the grind-stone on April 29th, 2005 by MrCranky

Okay, I think I’ve mastered at least some of this webmaster stuff. Forums are online and running, available to all. The same rules apply there with respect to IP and posting, etc.

The wiki is also up and running, however that one is just for staff at the moment, as I intend to start writing the actual design documents up in there. That may change at a later date, I suppose we’ll just have to see how things get used. Suck it and see, so they say.

Again, all feedback and/or questions welcome, either post here or drop me a mail.

Forum wrangling

Posted in Tales from the grind-stone on April 29th, 2005 by MrCranky

Okay, while I’m wrestling with phpBB and trying to get a set of forums up, I’ve taken down the design ideas previously posted (as Slopey pointed out, its probably much better to put those in a less public place, and insist on registration before they can be read). I’m also going to put a wiki site up somewhere here as well, so it can be used for internal documentation and development stuff.

What do you mean, I’m just playing with all these new web-toys? Shame on you. Legitimate development work, of course it is.


Posted in Tales from the grind-stone on April 28th, 2005 by MrCranky

Well, all hail the power of the In-tar-web, after a few hours of fiddling, we now have a development blog!

Of course, its totally empty just now, but I’m sure I’ll manage to fill it up with badly thought out design ideas, complaints about the Inland Revenue and all the other things which make running a games studio so much fun.

You do have to log in to post, as the majority of the help that comes with WordPress amounts to ‘ooh! Comment spam, bad!’, so rather than allow that spectre in, I thought I would just check it at the door. Plus it means that all the insulting comments about me, my company, my personal hygiene, etc. have to put a name to it, so I can wield the almighty head-rush-inducing power of the ban stick against them. As another thing to remember before you register – check out the disclaimer dealing with intellectual property and so forth before you blurt out your favourite game ideas.

Hopefully that won’t put too many of you off registering and wading in with discussion and feedback. Of course, thats assuming there is a ‘you’ out there to discourage. Hello? Hello? (echoes…)

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