First off, let me go ahead and say this is definitely the best J4K we've ever had. A community that comes together and creates 40 great games in a matter of a few months is definitely something to brag about! I've been looking at sites that refer to my J4K page, and let me tell you- J4K has earned lots of attention this year. So thanks to all who created games this year for the contest, you've made it a success!
I have been working hard on an entire J4K site in preparation for next year. It will be much better than some game page that was merely thrown together at the last minute. I have the whole system database driven - with comments, user ratings, and a much more certain way to submit games. I'm hoping this will boost the participation in the next J4K contest.
I would like to keep an archive of this year's games (and I'll be looking to find games from earlier J4K's) to put on the site for everyone to play. Unfortunately sites of people who make the J4K games go down, have a domain change, or just simply dissappear. I would like, therefore, to keep a copy of all the games on my computer and server. I'm sure there might be some people who have a problem with me just freely keeping a copy and showcasing them on a site, so I'm going to ask permission sort-of.
Basically, I'm going to go ahead and assume it is alright with everyone that I keep a copy of your game on my machine. If you, as the game owner, have a problem with me keeping a copy of your game, please let me know via e-mail, PM, IM, a reply on this thread, whatever. I'll remove it from my machine immediately. Before any of you say "no"... let me clear up some things:
- Your name will be included in the archive as the creater of your game
- The original URL of the game, if its still alive, will be displayed in the archive
- I will not be selling these games or gain personal profit in any way.
So please let me know if you do not want your game copied to my machine! I will be collecting this year's games sometime between now and March 1st.
Also, if you have some extra suggestions for the J4K site, go ahead and post them here. I'm always open to new ideas!