Independent Practice Ideas
Overview of project
Publish and maintain a gaming website.
The end product will be an online video gaming publication. The website will feature text and video content related to gaming. The site will hold various types of written content, from news and updates to reviews and interviews. I will also feature guides and interviews with professionals within the gaming industry. I will be the main editor and contributor to the site, but will have guest editors and some video content provided by others.
Content of site.
Reviews – These will be for new releases and older games. They will follow the style and approach of well respected gaming sites such as http://www.eurogamer.net, www.edge-online.com and http://www.gamesradar.com. Each review will be roughly 1000 words with related images. Reviews will be posted as new games are released.
News – This section will be updated several times a week. The information will be taken from online newsletters, developer emails and interviews. The information will be edited down into short 200 – 400 word posts, focusing on the important and relevant information.
Interviews – These will be based around the gaming industry. I will focus on some local gaming related companies, upcoming events and contact some gaming journalists to get an insight into working within the industry.
Videos – The video section will feature short gaming reviews, easter eggs within games, strategies, tactics and walkthroughs of games. It will also show photos from events and competitions.
- Assassin’s Creed 3 launch event (Prospect Centre, Gamestation)
- Platform 2013
Guides/tips & Interviews – This section will be home to useful and helpful information on working within the industry. Similar to www.gamasutra.com
Creating the site.
For this project I will use Wordpress as the platform. I will design and plan the website layout and navigation. Pricing and hosting research will be taken into account throughout the design process. Again, I will look at well known and respected sites like http://www.eurogamer.net, http://www.edge-online.com and gamesradar.com. These sites will give me ideas on layout and content. Gaming websites will not be my only point of research for the design, other sites and publications will also be used.
- Web hosting
- Website design applications
- Print/online publications
- Gamerepublic – http://gamerepublic.net
- Platform sponsors
- Omerta Games – http://www.barafranca.com/game-privacy-policy.php