For the past few weeks, I’ve been updating our websites in preparation for The Very Organized Thief’s release to Web.
The Very Organized Thief website has received a much-needed update since it didn’t reflect anything relevant anymore. I also kept it simple since it’s going to get more updates in the future as we continue to work on The Very Organized Thief. It’s not great, but it gets the job done for now.
I also updated our Press Kit.
We’ve been using dopresskit(), which is a great free press kit tool for game developers, created by Rami Ismail from Vlambeer.
Except I somehow managed to break it, probably because of all the site changes this year. And since I’ve always wanted to create my own Press Kit, I took the opportunity to do that.
So my goals were to take everything I’ve learned from creating WordPress themes and plugins, and web development in general, along with a bit of inspiration from dopresskit() to come up with something a bit more modern and intuitive for potential viewers.
It had to be
- Easy to read.
- Easy to use.
- And work on multiple devices.
After a week of work, I’ve managed to create something that ticks all those boxes and a little bit more, learning a great deal in the process.
I dubbed it IMPress Kit, for Intuitive Modern Press Kit. It still needs a bit of work, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out.
Now we have a nice press kit. You can check it out at https://redefinitiongames.com/presskit.
Website development for me is therapeutic (except on iOS devices). And it’s a great excuse to learn more about UI communication and design in general, especially if you have to make UI’s for games. It forces you to think differently and put yourself in the perspective of different users for different means, which is extremely useful.
Doing all this web development has also been mind-blowing, especially when it came to displaying on iOS devices. I had to come up with different solutions to get things to look the way I wanted to, because of disabled features in browsers to conserve battery consumption on their devices. A frustrating challenge that only led to more robust solutions.
But ultimately, this is all to prepare for The Very Organized Thief’s upcoming re-release. There are only a few more little things to do and then it should be ready to go.