- What is Game Weavers?
Game Weavers (GW) is a fan-based gaming website. The site intends to explore the gaming medium and to assist anyone interested in games whether they are players, modders, developers, programmers, artists or authors of some form of work.
If you enjoy being creative then you’ll like it here.
We can provide assistance by hosting content on the website such as games, mods, articles, tutorials, campaigns and more.
Our slogan is: ‘Ravelling and unravelling the fabric of fun.’
Indeed, if we have a specific goal beyond hosting then it is to understand what makes something fun by picking it apart and analysing it.
This in turn comes down to two general questions as a result:
- What makes for an interesting story?
- What makes a game fun?
These are the questions that Magic seeks to answer in his work on the site.
Do you want to develop games? Are you an artist, programmer, designer or a writer? Do you want to create your own project? Do you want to find like-minded people? Do you need help? Or do you even want to provide it?
If so, then this is the place to get or give creative help.
- Who runs the site?
The administrator of awesomeness is Ben Brown, aka Magic. He’s been part of fan sites for a long time now – while not directly creating the sites, but more writing and organising content. Coupled with four years in the games industry, he’s looking at Gameweavers to be a hub of creativity for like-minded people – and simply a fun place to hang out.
- Are you looking for members? How can I join? Can I get hosting for my work?
If you think you have something to offer then simply get in touch and ask Magic.
Provided your project meets our level of quality, contributors can add whatever content they want (Articles, reviews, mods, games, etc.) and it will be hosted on the Gameweavers site and displayed on the frontpage. You can get full web hosting and a subdomain (http://example.game-weavers.com) as well as technical support. All hosting is free, we simply ask for help in attracting new visitors to the Gameweavers website via a banner or button graphic on your page.
We’re not looking for any specific roles or a number of people, but if you want to help out then just ask. Be sure to mention what you want to do and include samples of your work.
Sample roles include:
- Mod Makers: Are you making a mod or campaign for a particular game?
- Game Developer: Are you making your own game, as a start-up group or a one man indie company?
- Article Writers: Do you enjoy writing articles, tutorials, interviews and reviews?
- News Reporters: Can you scan relevant sites across the net for useful news (Related to gaming, mods, community, industry, etc) that could be posted on the site’s frontpage and forum?
- Moderators: Are you interested in keeping a balance of order and fun in our forum?
Or maybe there’s something we’ve missed that you could do – if so then feel free to ask. Simply contact Magic if you’re interested.
- How did the site originate?
GW is the the successor site to Samods (aka the Star Alliance), a gaming group and website founded in 1998 that hosted and developed campaigns and mods for games like StarCraft and Warcraft 3. The site evolved over the years, expanding to general games and other media, but in the last few years it undoubtedly came to a virtual halt in terms of activity as well as the departure of the ‘old guard’ who worked there.
Clearly, the time had clearly come for a reboot and that’s why GW came into being. The focus of GW has shifted somewhat from Samods – rather than being a site primarily for hosting mods and campaigns, GW has a wide scope; it’s for virtually anything to do with gaming and creative pursuits. We hope you decide to stay.