Anjel Syndicate Announcement: Evolution

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This has been some time in coming, an idea that I’ve kicked around for a couple of years but either never found the right time, or the overriding urge to make it happen. After some thought, assessment of options, interesting offers, and previous work done, I’ve come to the decision to give it a go myself. That is to say, Anjel Syndicate will be evolving over the next few months from the gaming related blog that it is, to become an independent gaming news site. We will cover daily gaming news, game reviews and previews, as well as game development editorials, practices and associated shifts. Eventually we will grow to cover gaming culture as well, including movies, fashion, and more.

 

There is a lot of work ahead and it’s going to be time consuming, difficult, and a labour of love and passion and we won’t be growing all at once, but organically. As our audience, reader base and community grows and develops, we will grow and adapt to meet such needs as they arise. We already have started collecting an all-star staff drawn from our sister publication GameTheory Digital Gaming Magazine, and the ranks of established gamers, writers, and bloggers. We’re planning to cover the news of the day, new and upcoming game releases, but we’re not going to stop there. We’ll also bring back our childhood with pieces on retro games that still captivate our attention, rare licensed and unlicensed games, and much, much more.

 

The demographic surrounding games has grown in leaps in bounds in the last 30 years, 20 years, 10 years and exponentially in the last 5 years, with gaming reaching across consoles, home computers, hand-helds, and beyond to our social media networks, phones and other mobile devices. We’re not going to limit ourselves to one specific platform, but try to reach a broad appeal over time to cover the games people are playing, young and old. Amongst all of that, we will be indie friendly as in the indie developer scene there is a heart and passion for innovation and we will have a regular segment dedicated to indie developers.

 

All of this will be a tremendous amount of work, and is going to be an ambitious project from start to finish, but one thats time has come and I look forward to the future that comes out of the work that led up to this and that lies ahead.

Thank you readers who have followed and stayed with me up to this point and I hope we don’t disappoint you going forward. You can expect a redesign of the site and additional functionality, content, and more in the days ahead.

 

Delightfully,

David “AnjelusX” Slauenwhite

Owner/Director/Muffin Man – AnjelSyndicate.org

Associate Editor – GameTheory Digital Gaming Magazine

 

About David "AnjelusX" Slauenwhite
Anjel Syndicate Editor-in-Chief, Gamer, Lover of Books, Conjurer of Words, Worlds, and Stories, Coffee Worshiper, and Nova Scotian. "I've been gaming since I stood on milk crates to reach the controls. New games, retro games, you name it, I probably love it."

10 comments for “Anjel Syndicate Announcement: Evolution

  1. 06/13/2011 at 4:15 PM

    This is great to hear. I know we’ve been talking about this and planning things in the background, but it’s excellent to see it finally moving forward.

    You already know you have my total support on this, so let me know whenever you need something!

  2. 06/13/2011 at 4:18 PM

    If anyone can do it it’s you! Good luck!

  3. Ryan Richards
    06/13/2011 at 4:27 PM

    Congrats! it should be a fun learning experience.Can’t wait to see what comes of this

  4. 06/13/2011 at 4:34 PM

    Thanks all!

    Oh I know Jessica, it’s gonna be wild, there’s some planning yet to do before we official launch this sucker, but I’m working on getting the design and art assets we’ll need! :D

    LOL I hope you’re right Aron, I know I’ve already got a pretty solid team behind me so far, which helps!

    Thanks Ryan, it certainly will be an experience XD

  5. 06/13/2011 at 5:48 PM

    Glad to see you have finally come to a decision on this and made the announcement! As always you can count on me for anything you may possibly need that is in my power to fulfill. Can’t wait to see what you have envisioned for the site and how it all turns out.

  6. 06/13/2011 at 9:12 PM

    congrats David :) I look forward to seeing your site grow, if anyone can make it happen you can.

    Steph – CEO Rebel Gaming

  7. Dawei
    06/18/2011 at 12:14 AM

    David, that’s great! best of luck!
    Can’t wait for it. =P

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