On 19 April 2009, one year and one day after 93 Made Pty Ltd was created, the original 93 Made website was launched. In the brief time before 93 Made Games was officially a business, this website served as our main online façade. However, over the following 6 years, the changes to our website would mirror our growth as a company. We are now very proud to welcome you to our new website and travel back in time to show you how it has evolved since its beginning.
Back in early 2009, we were still figuring out what we were going to do (besides entertaining and teaching people) and the idea for Viewpoint had only been conceived a few months prior and was competing with a range of other ideas to be our first released game. The original website also covered tuition services provided by Julia Carroll, our Director of Education, which would then become Julala's Tuition. It was a scrappy website which had an, admittedly, terrible logo but it had some fancy drop-down menus.
Along with the development and release of Viewpoint, the website was revamped to focus on our design, marketing and tournament activities. We had a Top 5 Viewpoint leaderboard on the front page and the first flat version of our 93 Made Games logo. As you can see below, we kept the hex-circle theme going throughout the website. You can also see that development of Viewpoint Reflections and Monster Town was already underway in 2010.
Whilst the website was still hard-coded in a text editor, 2010 saw a step up in content and quality to match the increase in offering from 93 Made Games. For the first time, our games could be purchased from the website. A mailing list, polls and a wide range of cross-promotional links were also added. The website would showcase the release of Viewpoint Reflections, a brace of award short-listings and recaps from many exciting expos and conventions occurring for the first time in Australia.
In 2013 we revamped the website to better highlight our activities and improving artwork and graphic design. Not only were our released games showcased but we added print and play versions of our developmental games. Details of our Indie Distribution and 3D Design & Printing services were also added in 2014 and 2015, respectively. With everything that was going on in the company, including more and more indie games to distribute, our little website was beginning to burst at the seams.
So here we are, six years after the launch of our initial website, with a brand new website and new logo to boot. We've updated the website to focus on our three pillars - Design, Publishing & Distribution. You can find out about our released and developmental games at Our Games and the Australian-designed games we proudly distribute for other independent publishers at Indie Distribution. We've included a fully-fledged, security-enabled webstore, that we'll be adding to in the near future. We'll keep you updated on all of our major activities and milestones via the Articles section where you'll also be able to comment on what we blog. There's also a Twitter feed on the front page (woo!) as well as a Retailer Portal that we'll be improving as we go. We really like this new website and hope that you do to. Feel free to drop us a line with suggestions on how we can make it even better. Until next time, keep your eye on the prize!
93 MADE GAMES
Gamers. Game designers. Patriots. Australians make awesome games and we want to share them with the world through design & development, publishing & production, marketing & promotions and sales & distribution. Let's make it so!