I love gmplanet

When Robin Monk’s Game Maker news aggregator service, gmplanet, was first released I was skeptical at the effect it would have on content producing Game Maker websites. I also feared that GameMaker.info, a customisable Game Maker startpage which I was a big fan of, would be damaged.

The GMPlanet Effect

A month on from the launch of game maker news aggregator gmplanet I have decided to examine if it has had an effect on GameMaker Blog’s traffic levels as I feared it may. In January one of GameMakerBlog.com’s top referrers, gamemaker.info, sent 114 visits our way. In February however this reduced to just 43 visits, plus 18 visits from the new gmplanet. I’m not sure why there was such a large decrease in the amount Read more…

What’s wrong with this picture?

tuntis will award you a virtual cookie (or something else that sounds moronic) if you figure out the problem with this image!

Interesting Week

It’s been a, how can I put it, interesting past week for GameMakerBlog. 50 comments in a week, inclusion on GameMaker.info‘s relaunch, falling out and making up with Danny’s GMTV and a potential falling out with GMHV. It’s certainly been very eventful at any rate.

New Gamemaker.info

Simon Donkers has given the GameMaker.info website a face-lift. There are new features available including a customisable startpage, similar to iGoogle. GameMakerBlog is included as one of the default feeds but there is a big selection to choose from, including MarkUp, 64Digits and of course the official news from YoYoGames (if any ever comes). My homepage will stick at iGoogle, as it is far too useful for me to warrant a change, but even so Read more…