As some as you may have noticed over the past couple of weeks, the site(s) - including ModDB, IndieDB and SlideDB have been struggling at around midnight PST (7am GMT) with issues such as slow page response times, file uploads failing and other wierd bugs.
We've finally resolved the root cause of all of these and I am happy to report that the nuisance is behind us. However, to prevent the issue re-occuring, we are doing some preventative maintenance (disk firmware updates) next Monday night at 3am PST (10am GMT) on a critical piece of hardware. During this time, you will see 502 error pages. You can continue to refresh these until the maintenance is over, and the sites will come back up by an estimated 3:10am PST (10:10am GMT).
Feel free to ask any questions regarding this in the comments and I will do my best to update you!
We have a major deployment occuring tommorow (between the hours of 8pm and 1am July 18th PST). Due to the size of the changes (mostly to the backend system), we shall be taking the site down while it is ongoing. Please expect an outage of 1 ~ 2 hours then it will be back to business as usual.
While you wait, enjoy a picture of the machines currently running this site. We shall also be posting updates on twitter, so nows a great time to follow us :) @desura @indieroyale @moddb @indiedb @slidedb. Please let us know if you have any questions about this and we shall do out best to answer them.
The Lunar software and Project Zombiod teams were two startups that attended the 2013, Rezzed game conference, showcasing the latest in PC and Indie games from UK developers and the world.
Full video highlights, check out the full video libary at Youtube.com
Project zombiod made a presentation at rezzed on how not to make a game and have a news post on this, here.
Lunar software have posted their highlights from the event along with games they playtested.
Have a glance over their news post here.
If you attended rezzed and have any photos to share or stories to tell, feel free to join the discussion here.
It's always good to see developers sharing their passion with like minded people and getting real support for their developments and hard work.
Change the Game
In order to improve the speed of a number of services (video streaming, image caching & loading) accross all sites, we are having to take some back end servers down temporarily.
During this time, the sites all should load, however file uploading, and some video streaming & images may not display.
Thanks for your understanding!
GDC 2013 - its finally here. San Francisco is welcoming thousands of gamers and game developers to the largest game development orientated conference in the world.
Every year GDC gets bigger and brighter, from the highly motivational and sometimes humorous Indie Games Summit talks, to Developer chats from Intel, Microsoft, Facebook and more - it is massive!
Monday and Tuesday this week are mainly focused on conferences and talks - Wednesday the main exhibition opens as well as GDC Play.
Today we have sat on a number of IGF talks which have all been interesting, including the making of FRACT and How Twitter can save Video Games.
There is ALOT more GDC to come, we will be posting updates all week including action from tonight's Indie Games mixer party!