>> Saturday, March 31, 2007
At first I wasn't really excited about the latest news: "Oldergames is expanding its forces with Knurdz.com", but after some digging the idea of a complete videogames database sounds very attractive. The reason why I'm sceptic is because we've seen it before with websites like Digital Press and VideogamesBible, but these databases aren't anything that fills its promise: To create a 100% complete videogames database. Sadly, these databases are lacking any in-depth info and are far from complete, but who knows Dr. Bivins will change history with Knurdz. Ofcourse, I was interested in any new potential for CD-i that might attract the CD-i homebrew scene, so that's why CD-i developers should take note of any actions Oldergames promises :)
"The Interactive Community" knows Oldergames from the 2002 releases of four CD-i prototype games, including the excellent Jack Sprite: The Crimson Ghost and Plunderball (Devin's favourite CD-i game ;) )
"With three releases coming to CGE 2007, the re-launch of our site, the pending launch of the KNURDZ.COM gaming infobase and a few game stores opening we are beginning to feel like this is starting to take form... All this time we have spent developing, building, testing, and making deals will be of benefit to all of us. We are thankful for everything the community has given us and the support people have shown for our efforts. This year marks our 5th anniversary since the launch of OlderGames.com [with four CD-i releases, ed.] and we have a special surprise in store for all of you as a gift from our company to you! We will be announcing more soon, but until then... thank you for coming over and stopping by our new site! :)"
I didn't even realize people had noticed our "other" project yet. But I do want to clarify it is not based on VGB but incorporates VGB's library and has absorbed it's entire archive as just a small part of it's massive infobase. It will cover everything. Part of the CD-i stuff is what I was wanting to chat with Devin about. Think of KNURDZ.COM as our homebase for all of our operations and OlderGames.com will be under the KNURDZ label but will be expanded quite a bit in the near future. There is a lot to look forward to but I can't say much at this time other than what has already been said and that we have been working on it for several years with a decent sized team.
This means, nothing to be excited about right now but who knows what Oldergames will bring, if it goes nearly like the CD-i launching party of Oldergames in 2002 this is going to be great!