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#1 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

12 years ago, on June 15th 1999 GameDev.net was launched. To get a more detailed look at the early history of the site and what came before check out the About Us page towards the bottom under the section "How did you create the site?"

We're almost a teenager! ;)

From myself and the rest of the GDNet Staff - thank you all for being such an awesome community and helping to keep us alive all these years - and hopefully for many more!!

Leave us a message below and let us know how GDNet has helped/influenced you these past 12 years and what you hope the site will be able to offer you in the years to come, or just a birthday message to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside :) Either way we love you all and are excited for the coming years!

Drew Sikora
Executive Producer
GameDev.net


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#2 Bregma   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5427

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
THE CAKE IS A LIE
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#3 davepermen   Members   -  Reputation: 1022

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:51 AM

Happy birthday! It's great to have you around trough all those years.
If that's not the help you're after then you're going to have to explain the problem better than what you have. - joanusdmentia

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#4 mcgraw   Members   -  Reputation: 560

Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

Sending a huge congrats your way! Happy Birthday!

This site was a huge motivational tool when I was getting started. The journals were invaluable and I met some fantastic developers that helped me see how things were done.

#5 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

I'm liking every post I see in this thread.

Well ok. Not every post. Don't try it.

Drew Sikora
Executive Producer
GameDev.net


#6 someuser   Members   -  Reputation: 106

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

Happy Birthday and thanks to all - moderators and all members who helped a lot by answering my sometimes silly questions.
I've been visiting this site for some years and it's part of my everyday routine. When I feel down I usually go to the Lounge forum and there are always something
that makes me laugh.

#7 Mayple   Members   -  Reputation: 187

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

I am still a new user here, but regardless, a site surviving over 5 years is amazing, but 12 years is a feat!
I usually just give my 2 cents, but since most of the people I meet are stubborn I give a 1$ so my advice isn't lost via exchange rate.


#8 NEXUSKill   Members   -  Reputation: 466

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

Lol, it was absolutely inevitable to pull the cake joke.

Happy birthday GDN!

GDN has been a great help both to solve specific problems and to freely discuss and exchange ideas of many different levels, from basic architecture design to development process practices.
I liked the idea of workshops on specific topics, regretably the last workshop I participated on got abandoned by the tutor.


I think GDN has a unique opportunity of establishing a public and updated knowledge base on most game development areas if the wiki and articles get better organized.

Screw technology secrets, everyone should either know or be easily able to learn how to start up DX or GL and put a model on the screen, creativity and innovation are about how you combine the different technologies into something fun, interesting or visually and auditivelly appealing. Sharing the know how of these technologies is the best way to have them improved and feed the growth of new ones.


Game making is godlike

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#9 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

I think GDN has a unique opportunity of establishing a public and updated knowledge base on most game development areas if the wiki and articles get better organized.

yes yes yes!!

I'll state it right here right now that my work in the latter half of this year is getting the Wiki properly integrated into the site and tied into articles so that someone reading a featured article on graphics can find more (and possibly more up to date) info in the Wiki.

Drew Sikora
Executive Producer
GameDev.net


#10 JTippetts   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8649

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

Happy B-day GD.net. I remember when this adorable little guy was still toddling around, wearing a gd.net/dictionary splash page, and now look at him. All grown up now and wearing big boy pants.

#11 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:07 AM

I liked that splash page...

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Drew Sikora
Executive Producer
GameDev.net


#12 anonymous22   Members   -  Reputation: 199

Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:08 AM

I'm really new here, and joined this site just this year (although I did find times before).
Nonetheless, Happy 12th Birthday!!!

This site is a tremendous help for me as I am starting game development, THANK YOU!!!

wiz3kid
David D.

#13 Moe   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1249

Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:47 AM

I liked that splash page...

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If I remember correctly, wasn't there also a link to Flipcode on that same page? I sort of remember there being three things linked to from that page.

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#14 coldacid   Members   -  Reputation: 755

Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:58 PM

Happy freakin' birthday, GDNet! Here's to the past 12 years, and here's to a dozen more! :D

Chris 'coldacid' Charabaruk – Programmer, game designer, writer | twitter


#15 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

Happy birthday gdnet! Beyond all the things I've learned thanks to you, you've been a great company through very important moments of my life. And that makes you hard to forget!


My best wishes for you all!
I like the Walrus best.

#16 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

OH AND CAEK FOR EVERYONE!!!

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I like the Walrus best.

#17 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2185

Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:37 PM

Well, I'm still a newb, but thanks Gamedev for making me resemble a programmer and make me able to communicate in English (...).

Anyhoos, I didn't know we almost have the same birthday. It would be nice to meet you guys in real life too.

This thread is too much for my overly sentimental state right now :')

EDIT: "same birthday" WTF?? I meant almost the same date...

#18 eedok   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 971

Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

The thing that amazes me is that for the amount I used to post here when I was just learning has made it so that my posts per day is still over 1 even after a few years being in the industry and not posting as much here

#19 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:57 PM

YAY OWL BROUGHT CAEK!!!

Drew Sikora
Executive Producer
GameDev.net


#20 johnhattan   Staff   -  Reputation: 2337

Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:11 PM

CAEK!

NOM NOM NOM!

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