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Announcing the new Playmaker website

Please note that all opinions expressed in this article are that of the author alone.

Now that the 'mysterious Drupal' project I have occasionally alluded to has finally gone live, there isn't any reason to keep it secret any longer.

I am the primary developer of the new version of The site is intended to be a community portal for New Zealand game developers in general, but indies in particular. The intended functionality for the site includes but is not limited to:

  • A community forum for New Zealand game developers.
  • Groups that can be created or joined on the site by developers, including forums, wikis and image galleries.
  • A comprehensive and frequently updated listing of all game developers in New Zealand.
  • A list of games created by New Zealanders, eventually encompassing an online store for commercial titles.
  • A section where jobs in the New Zealand game industry can be posted and browsed.
  • A front page news feed aggregating news from the New Zealand game industry.
  • A tutorial wiki for game designers.


In short, it's a site designed and maintained by the New Zealand game developers, to meet the needs of New Zealand game developers (both new and experienced) on the Internet.

Since the site has only just gone live, it is still early days yet. The site will need to continue changing, in both look and functionality, to continue meeting the needs of New Zealand game developers.

This is far the most ambitious and functional site I have made to date. I am very excited about the site and look forward to taking part in it's future.


Joined: 05/05/2009

Cool. So the project finally got released!

JoshuaSmyth (not verified)

I thought your secret drupal project wasn't gaming related?

Earok's picture
Joined: 02/06/2009

@arran4 cheers man

@JoshuaSmyth Umm.. Kirsty and I do have a secret, non-game related Drupal project, though it wasn't the one I have been occassionally referring to on this site.