The site I recently launched to contain all the Anatomy of Games stuff now has its very first post. As I iron things out across the sites, anatomyofgames.com will eventually become the sole repository for that material; expect it to vanish from this site at some point. No sense in redundancy, right? There’s a lot that needs to be fixed with the older entries first first, but hopefully you will agree that having all that material and only that material in a single location makes for a better reading experience all around. No need to fuss with tags or categories; you can just start at the beginning and read your way through the archives.
It seems natural to divide out material into different locations, because people read content – they’re not following my writing for my writing’s sake. Some people are only interested in reading Anatomy of Games, while others are more interested in pieces on music or movies. Lumping that all together feels counterproductive nowadays; the Internet has changed considerably since 15 years ago (my god) when this site was called “ToastyFrog Jump!”, and it seems smart to keep apace.
As such, while I’m breaking out material across separate sites for ease of organization, serial reading, and general consistency, there’ll still be one-stop shops for keeping up with all of it… but they won’t be here. We have social media for that. I’ll be aggregating all my blogging efforts across various domains in their entirety in a single Tumblr account; the GameSpite Tumblr will basically serve the role that this blog used to. Go where the people are, after all. You can also keep tabs on my Twitter account to keep up with the links. And if I can figure out how to keep this stuff separate from my personal FaceBook page (which I use strictly to keep up with family and old friends who don’t want to read level analysis of Super Metroid), there’ll be that option, too. I set up a Google Plus connection, too, but Google Plus is impenetrable garbage, so it doesn’t work right and no one cares anyway. Fun!
Anyway, that’s the story.