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Saturday, October 27, 2007
I'm selling Independent Gaming (indygamer.blogspot.com). Interested parties please contact me at weetim [@] gmail.com with your offer or proposal.
34 Comments:
Anonymous Phloggy said at 10/26/2007 11:53:00 PM:  
WTF. Tim. NO.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/27/2007 12:26:00 AM:  
Dammit, this was my source. You don't wanna cut off my SOURCE do you?
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/27/2007 12:40:00 AM:  
NOOO, I loved this site.
Anonymous Jonathan Mak said at 10/27/2007 01:01:00 AM:  
Nooo! This site is the best! I can totally see how it could be really draining though...

Still, thanks for finding all those great games Tim! I found a lot of games that inspired me from this very site.

Btw: how much money do you need to keep operating? Or is it not a money thing?
Blogger Tim said at 10/27/2007 01:16:00 AM:  
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the kind words and replies. Yes, I like the site a lot too!

I don't see why an ownership change will mean that things are going to be very different, just a lot better.

Site costs nothing to run, though I have spent an insane amount of time on it (probably equal to how much time Pixel spent on Cave Story, if not more). Could have used the time to do something else, but I can't imagine doing anything besides playing indie games.

Also, I'd like to keep writing without thinking about financial worries if possible... we will see how it goes. :)

Thanks again to everyone who donated and kept the site ad-free for the last couple of months. Most of the funds were also used to send a few freeware game developers to the IGF main competition, and I'm sure they are grateful for all your help and support.
Anonymous Pita said at 10/27/2007 01:36:00 AM:  
*in chorus* Noooo~!

Thank you so, so much for all your time, Tim. I hope Independent Gaming continues to be totally hot, and that the particular money problems that you are facing are solved through its selling, as this site is truly incredibly valuable (in more ways than one).
Blogger Moshboy said at 10/27/2007 02:44:00 AM:  
Damn dude.. that really does suck.

Worst news I've heard for a long time.

I'd rather everyone band together and help you out, then see you give up ownership of the blog that you have worked so hard at but I know you don't feel comfortable taking anymore donations.. still.. I'm sure a lot of people would be glad to help out though.

Nobody covers general indie game news as good as you.
Anonymous oddbob said at 10/27/2007 03:01:00 AM:  
What Mosh said.

I'm fecking brassick skint dude, but if I can help in any other way let me know.

You know where I am.
Anonymous wholook said at 10/27/2007 03:11:00 AM:  
This is the site that introduced me to independent games and your posts are of the highest quality. Yes, please do try to keep writing.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Anonymous contra said at 10/27/2007 03:20:00 AM:  
Oh man :(

But...
You will still continue to write about indiegaming ? *confused*

This is handsdown the best source for indiegaming and the speed and quality of the updates is amazing. Hell sometimes it's almost like you know of the games even before the devolopers do :D
Blogger jw said at 10/27/2007 04:52:00 AM:  
<3
Anonymous James Monkman (RGCD) said at 10/27/2007 05:02:00 AM:  
Sad news, but I understand. I hope you get every cent that this site is worth.

Hopefully the new owner(s) will continue the legacy you started, and not convert the site into an ad-heavy, pop-up laden whore fest pimping mediocre match-three games...!

Thanks for all your hard work Tim, and I hope whatever you move on to goes really well.

Big love from James & the RGCD team! <3
Blogger nenad said at 10/27/2007 05:48:00 AM:  
Very sad news. I'm afraid the site could lose a lot of it's independent spirit should you cease running it, Tim.

Hope the money will find you some other way and you keep going with indygamer. It's the only site I visit daily :D

However things turn out - may you have the best of luck!

Cheers!
Anonymous James Whitehead said at 10/27/2007 06:29:00 AM:  
I hope this site doesn't go to pot after it's sold.
Anonymous Kairos said at 10/27/2007 07:41:00 AM:  
If Tim continues to write, then it shouldn't be too different. Otherwise... I don't know.

Hopefully it'll turn out well. Good luck Tim!
Blogger Derek said at 10/27/2007 09:08:00 AM:  
TIIIIIIIIIM!

Just put ads up. There's nothing to feel bad about. <3
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/27/2007 10:17:00 AM:  
I discovered this site a couple of days ago, and it's already one of my favorites. It introduced me to more great games than I've discovered in the past year. I hope that the quality of the site does not drop.
Anonymous BenH said at 10/27/2007 10:55:00 AM:  
Man, thats a real shame :(

I check this blog all the time, and its definitely one of my favorites.
I hope you get your moneys worth and that the new owner is a decent indie fan, too. I also hope you'll stick around to write articles/reviews now and then, otherwise I won't have much use for this place ;D

Good luck with whatever you need the money for!
Anonymous Ben L Grauer said at 10/27/2007 12:26:00 PM:  
Nooo... I only discovered your site recently, but I really like it. Put some add, and when a non-free game maker ask for an article, make them pay a little fee.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/27/2007 12:49:00 PM:  
I love you man. Mmmmm, from now until forever.

<3.

Will you be mine?
Blogger Prospero said at 10/27/2007 01:03:00 PM:  
Ouch - I'm a bit taken aback, but the reason you want to sell up is completely understandable. Tim, you've done a fantastic job with the site, and like people have already said, Indygamer is THE source for many other sites' news. Kudos to you, sir, and I very much hope you continue writing in one form or other :)

I would absolutely be willing to get involved in a community bid to make sure IG is kept in the hands of people who will maintain the standard of content.

Long live IG!
Anonymous GameCreator said at 10/27/2007 01:13:00 PM:  
Your passion in free games was very clear from your posts. I hope you make far more than the site is worth in selling it and wish you the best otherwise.
Anonymous Fluffy said at 10/27/2007 02:24:00 PM:  
Ads, sir. I'll click every damn one of them on my days off for at least a half hour if it'll help keep this thing running. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way.
Blogger JohSteLon said at 10/27/2007 05:12:00 PM:  
It's a sad thing to hear, but I suppose I can see your reasons. If you do end up selling it, I hope for the rss feed to stay.

Been a subscriber for 'bout a year now, and would hate to lose my main source of information on the indy scene.

Anyway I can paypal you anything for the cause?
Anonymous Greg said at 10/27/2007 06:07:00 PM:  
I look on this site almost every day. You're making great job here Tim. Thank you for all effort You've put to make it one of the best sites about indie games. I really don't mind ads here, if that could help you stay with us. But whateve you will decide I wish You good luck and want to thank you again.
I just hope that even without updates this site will be still available =)
Anonymous orao said at 10/27/2007 07:25:00 PM:  
Yeah than for ALL that you've done, I'm fairly new to the website, and I already love it... if it would help I would be very glad to donate something or something along those lines. i hope you will chagne your mind, but if not I hope the ownership change doesn't affect the quality to that great an extent.
Blogger Rod said at 10/28/2007 01:48:00 AM:  
oh man, I hope you reconsider. Your site is a wonderful part of my day.
Blogger Mayan Obsidian said at 10/28/2007 02:15:00 AM:  
Oh no! I understand your reasons, but you should look into at least getting a few more writers to help you out with this blog if you're looking for some more spare time.

This was the first indie gaming blog that I found and I check it everyday for the latest news. I really appreciate your writing style and the through updates on the community.

I hope you reconsider.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/28/2007 09:25:00 AM:  
I enter to this site everyday, i love this site. I cry
Anonymous MistarSpiffeh said at 10/28/2007 11:19:00 AM:  
;-;^10
Blogger Shih Tzu said at 10/28/2007 11:51:00 PM:  
Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) created a web advertising service called Project Wonderful that's based on an auction model. Right now it's mostly used by webcomics artists, but it might work really well for the indie gaming scene -- developers would get to reach IndyGamer visitors directly, and users would get to see ads by and for readers of the site instead of a bunch of random Google Ads. I loathe advertising in general, but not if it's for stuff I care about like indie games. Maybe give it a look?
Anonymous Kidna said at 10/29/2007 02:34:00 AM:  
Having this site running is like having a living CV prooving what you are worth of. If you sell this site, it may not go in the direction that would show that you made it in first place. Yes, you will get sh!tload of cash but you will lose the real value of it. This site was a good thing for developers who like games AND freedom of creation and for gamers who look for orginality AND cheap/free stuffs (like me).

Selling this may end up denying it all.

But on this sense, You are right: Just sell it.

you already got it wrong.
Anonymous Fda said at 10/29/2007 04:53:00 AM:  
aaaw, too bad.......