7 July, 2010
Well, do you? If so, do I have a new site for you: http://theinternetcrashed.com/
Go read it, bookmark it and/or put it in your RSS reader. Then come back and read a bit more about why that site matters to MMO fans.
This is the result of my asking for a literate helper a little while back. I found some good people willing to chip in to write about cyberpunk themes. At least a few of them have contributed multiple pieces, so I think it's time to introduce this to a wider audience. The goal is to cover all aspects, and focus on imagining a modernized version of classic cyberpunk.
Even though the site isn't currently game-related, it's one part of a plan for a game I'd like to make. My goal is to try to gather an audience of cyberpunk fans to the site. I'm not going to use the site for pure marketing, the primary goal is to build a community of cyberpunk fans. But, once the game project gets going I will certainly post information on the site.
The other use for the site is to gauge interest in cyberpunk themes, which could be especially useful if I want to find some outside funding for a game project or want to attract other interested people to the project. So, if you want to see an indie cyberpunk MMO made, go subscribe to the site. Become active in the comments. Show that there's an untapped market for this type of theme and you'll help make it happen.
Please, go spread the site out as wide as you want. Pass it along to friends and encourage them to be active. Given that I have a handful of helpers, I expect that the site will be updated fairly frequently. If you're interested in contributing, write up an article and send it along to me. The more content, the better, right? :)