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The Indie Sport Web site is coming into hibernaiton

Once we launched The Indie Sport Web site again in 2017 (good heavens!), we did so for one key cause. As indie recreation fanatics, we had been annoyed by what we perceived as an growing dearth of alternatives for indie builders of all walks of life to realize visibility inside the media panorama.

Having labored in and across the indie recreation house for years, we knew how robust it was for indies to chop via the noise – particularly smaller studios and solo builders, and doubly so for builders exterior of the core, English-speaking recreation growth scene.

We already ran an indie recreation advertising and marketing company, however The Indie Sport Web site was completely different – an area the place our editorial group may shine a highlight on a a lot wider vary of indie video games, with out having to fret about budgets. Below the path of Neil, then Jon, then Jason, then Khee Hoon, after which Jason once more, our incredible group of freelance writers have lined an astonishing variety of titles and – on a private stage – launched me to video games I might by no means in any other case have identified existed.

Right this moment is a troublesome day, as a result of we’ve made the choice to place The Indie Sport Web site on hiatus. This can occur as of later this week.

The Indie Sport Web site has all the time run at a loss – however we had been okay with that, as a result of it has all the time been crucial to us, and we had been comfortable to take a financial hit with a purpose to maintain it afloat. Because the yr has progressed, nevertheless, we’ve usually discovered ourselves returning to at least one central query: how can we greatest shine a highlight on indie builders who would usually wrestle to chop via the noise?

The extra we’ve thought of this query, the extra concepts we’ve had, and the extra plans have began to take form. The truth is that we would have liked to decide on the place our funding was greatest spent with a purpose to obtain this aim, and which means The Indie Sport Web site – for now, at the least – must be placed on the back-burner.

It’s bittersweet. I’m excited in regards to the future, and a few of the plans we’ve in place for 2022 – particularly round how we’re going to put money into supporting marginalised and minoritised indie builders. We may have extra to share on this within the New 12 months and I can’t wait to get caught into these new initiatives when the time comes. Watch this house.

I’m overwhelmed by the achievements of all of The Indie Sport Web site’s editors – how they’ve striven to develop the positioning’s remit, amplifying vital voices – each of individuals making video games, and of individuals writing about them. And I’m extremely grateful to each single author who has contributed to the positioning over the previous a number of years. All of their distinctive views have made the positioning what it has grow to be, and it’s been a pleasure to learn all the incredible opinions, tales and guides that adorn The Indie Sport Web site’s digital pages.

Although it can enter hibernation this week, it’s our absolute purpose to make sure TIGW’s ethos continues into 2022 and past. And by the best way, we’ll be maintaining the web site stay indefinitely. Who is aware of, possibly sooner or later it’ll be the suitable time to resurrect it!

For now, thanks – from the underside of my coronary heart – to everybody who has ever contributed to or learn The Indie Sport Web site. You’re all heroes.

With unhappiness, delight, and pleasure for the longer term,

Lewis Denby
Managing Director
Sport If You Are Ltd



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