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3 hours ago, GraffitiTavern said:

One genuine question is how will things work with all of Atari's acquisitions. Would say Awesomenauts get a forum/subforum since it's an Atari-owned game now with an active community? What about other acquisitions they have made, say with Nightdive etc. 

Atari only bought the IPs of Ronimo Games. The company Ronimo games does not exist anymore (bankruptcy in August 2023). Nightdive is an active studio, so this latest acquisition is more comparable to buying Bezerk and other games.

 

But still a valid question!

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24 minutes ago, Fred_M said:

Atari only bought the IPs of Ronimo Games. The company Ronimo games does not exist anymore (bankruptcy in August 2023). Nightdive is an active studio, so this latest acquisition is more comparable to buying Bezerk and other games.

 

But still a valid question!

Oh I didn't know the company completely dissolved, were they well-known in The Netherlands? I more considered this different because as a MOBA, Awesomenauts has an active community and fanbase. Someone else shared but they have an active subreddit with several thousand members.

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4 hours ago, GraffitiTavern said:

Oh I didn't know the company completely dissolved, were they well-known in The Netherlands? I more considered this different because as a MOBA, Awesomenauts has an active community and fanbase. Someone else shared but they have an active subreddit with several thousand members.

Personally I had never heard of them, but I am not active in those kind of games/communities. Only tech related Dutch news websites ran the story of their bankruptcy. Their games were not specific for the Dutch market, I have no idea how well they are known in other countries.

 

But yes, the company is dissolved, so I think Atari has bought those IPs for bargain price ;-)

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They'd be a familiar name to aficionados of the Wii and Wii U eShops - where the Swords & Soldiers games were originally exclusive - as well as the Humble Bundle, to which they contributed several times.

 

Calling them "indie darlings" might be going a bit far but their games always reviewed well. At least they did until Blightbound, the bug ridden mess that I presume was their undoing.

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10 hours ago, Matt_B said:

They'd be a familiar name to aficionados of the Wii and Wii U eShops - where the Swords & Soldiers games were originally exclusive - as well as the Humble Bundle, to which they contributed several times.

 

Calling them "indie darlings" might be going a bit far but their games always reviewed well. At least they did until Blightbound, the bug ridden mess that I presume was their undoing.

Funny this I was on the Wii U eshop a lot but never heard of Swords & Soldiers. However the cartoony Kingdom Rush-esque art may have turned me off of it at the time.

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1 minute ago, Nall3k said:

@Albert forgive me if this has been asked already, but with this acquisition--will AtariAge have a site overhaul that fixes broken links, or maybe receive a new aesthetic design?

Yes, once I get the store moved to new software and I'm able to reduce the amount of time I presently spend building games, I'm going to tackle the games database and make significant improvements to it (it basically needs to be redone entirely at this point).

 

 ..Al

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Just now, Thomas Jentzsch said:

What's wrong with it?

 

If any, I would like a dark variation of the current AtariAge theme.

I'd also like that, that can probably be arranged, although I'm not sure how good it would look aesthetically without making changes to the colors used in the design (for instance, not sure the dark blue used prominently in the forum would look good against a dark background).

 

 ..Al

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52 minutes ago, Albert said:

I'd also like that, that can probably be arranged, although I'm not sure how good it would look aesthetically without making changes to the colors used in the design (for instance, not sure the dark blue used prominently in the forum would look good against a dark background).

I think it will look fine. I simply inverted all colors except for the buttons and some dark blue areas (just to show how dark blue will look like):
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The dark blue works quite well, IMO.

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A choice between light or dark would be ideal, of course. I’ve always considered AtariAge to be one of the “cleanest” sites I visit regularly BECAUSE of the white background.

 

The dark sample by Thomas reminds me of Digital Press… not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

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2 minutes ago, bfstats said:

A choice between light or dark would be ideal, of course. I’ve always considered AtariAge to be one of the “cleanest” sites I visit regularly BECAUSE of the white background.

 

The dark sample by Thomas reminds me of Digital Press… not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

There's already a dark theme, it's called Deflection, and you can choose it from the bottom of the page.  Look for the "Theme" link, that will display a popup that lets you choose which theme you'd like to use.  Deflection isn't based on the AtariAge theme, though.

 

 ..Al

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3 minutes ago, Albert said:

There's already a dark theme, it's called Deflection, and you can choose it from the bottom of the page.  Look for the "Theme" link, that will display a popup that lets you choose which theme you'd like to use.  Deflection isn't based on the AtariAge theme, though.

Interesting, and thanks. I would never have looked for it, though, because of how comfortable I am with the current theme. My input is meant only to encourage the OPTION of "new" or "classic" should there be an overhaul of the site. 

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