Quick Site Announcements

Just thought I’d give ya a sneak peek into the relaunch of vertigogaming.net!

The plan was to have it up by this week, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to push it back to next week as I’m still finalizing lots of the site. Garion did an amazing job, and I think you guys are really going to like it. Here’s some small screens:


I’m also replacing all of the zip files containing games with automatic un-zipping executables. Newer games will have the option of installers.

I just got the contract to get Spirits of Metropolis onto Direct2Drive, so I’ll be sending that off on Monday. Once it’s up I plan to release the first puzzle pack for Spirits of Metropolis, called Spring Meridian, containing a dozen puzzles of various difficulty. It’ll be free. ๐Ÿ˜€

So, is there anything you’d like to see on the new site? Now’s the time for requests! And any ideas for a 404 page would be good as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. blueflare says:

    Wowza! That’s bawesome!

    Is there any plan to have a little “affiliates” thingy?

    And if so, could you put Jowen’s on there? ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. chubigans says:

    Affiliates eh? I think that’s a good idea! I have some blank space to work with anyways. 8)

  3. Dale_Fan3 says:

    I like it, it looks good.

    Also, for a 404 page, you could make reference to how you are going to make the requested page, but you can never seem to meet the deadlines (Is disappointed for the lack of an appropriate smiley to put here)

  4. joe_042293 says:

    Oh, Owen, you sicophant.

    Also, I think affiliates are an awesome idea.

  5. UltimateAgent says:

    You could have something like the greenTech computer crashed or something for a 404 page. Be sure to have a link to the forums (a non-redirecting link if possible)

    Also, Garion is the best!

  6. Garion says:

    ohh, great ideas for the 404 page at the moment I had:

    * You are trying to HaX0r my site
    * Your after the editables
    * You haven’t been here in over 3 years and your bookmarks are incorrect
    * Google’s trying to mess with your mind
    * Or, You’ve been searching for Ore3 information (keep looking)

    But those are even better.

    And I did very little of the work. I came up with the original concept, but the way it looks today is all thanks to Chubs.

  7. Nice! I quite like it.

    But yeah, the 404 page needs updating. I remember that design from way back in…2004, right? Something comical like Garion or dale’s idea would be very cool.

  8. blueflare says:

    I vote for dale’s idea, even though this isn’t a democracy.

    Also, yay!

    Also, Joe: sycophant.

  9. amidos2006 says:

    Thats looks so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    But I think there would be alittle problem in future extension that the bar containing the games picture in homepage looks static which means that if u released 3 or 4 games they wont find a place to be put so i think its better to make that bar flash so you can make it rotary with the user ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Kay J says:

    One thing that has been bugging me a bit is the name of your blogs.

    http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?p=106
    http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/2009/03/27/quick-site-announcements

    I think it would be a lot better if it was the second one, where you have the date and title in as the link to the blog.

  11. joe_042293 says:

    I know, Owen. I wish there was an edit button. D:

  12. amidos2006 says:

    This comment is not for the above post but i was wondering alittle
    why doesnt Mr.Chubigan participate in IGF??

    His game are really awesome so it may get a prize :-??

    Hope I recieve a reply ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. fuzion_creative says:

    There have been GM games entered into IGF and even went as far as to become finalists.

    That being said, the amount of work that would have to be done is unreasonable for GM to handle, especially with all the graphics.

    For the most part, games relying on advanced physics win the grand prize and because of the way that gm draws its triangles, that would be (nearly) impossible.

    But you never know, if his next game is anything like the last then I agree, he should enter.

  14. chubigans says:

    I missed the IGF deadline unfortunately. I fully intend to enter next year’s IGF. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. fuzion_creative says:

    With what game, Kablooey?

  16. Ravenheart says:

    *secret chubs stealth edit*
    Thats my 404 page(open it iwth Opera or IE7)

  17. UltimateAgent says:

    I just noticed the Museum ain’t there anymore.

  18. Please no screamers. They’re just annoying as hell and I don’t find them humorous to the slightest.

  19. chubigans says:

    I don’t either. Sorry Raven, I had to use my super mod powers to take off the link. (glad I used Firefox!)

  20. joe_042293 says:

    While you’re using your super mod powers, you couldn’t correct my typo, could you?

  21. blueflare says:

    hah, silly joe

    typos are for EVERYONE

  22. minmay says:

    A rickroll would have been better.

    Also I guess Kablooey! is that demolition game. Durrrr.

  23. marioandluigi206 says:

    Yay! no more museum! It’s my equivalent of nick’s early ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ posts

  24. Hey, those ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ are a part of American history now.

  25. chubigans says:

    Oh, and I plan to enter IGF not with Kablooey, but with ONR3.

    A reminder that IGF is like a year away. ๐Ÿ˜›