Monday, June 27, 2011

Introducing the New 8-Bit Funding [Screenshots]

When I first started this website back in January I knew that certain parts of the site were... rustic. I made no qualms nor apologies for the sites crude design. This was a one man site pioneered on my own savings for what I perceived to be a necessary step to helping indies get the funding they need to pursue their dreams.

Luckily, as of a few weeks ago, somebody else saw the potential in the site and had generously invested in it enough so that we could afford some basic upgrades, many of which you've probably noticed incrementally over the last few weeks.

The biggest and largest update, however, is yet to come and will be implemented before the end of July. That update being the new design. Normally, I like to spring the new design on site visitors completely by surprise as I've done in the past with DIYGamer. However, given the nature of 8-Bit Funding, it would probably be best to reveal it now and give users a look at what they can expect. Here's the new site design:

As you can see, the new home page is much brighter and more dynamic than the old one. Gone is the "Featured" section that just mimics the "Popular" section. Instead we've placed a flash/java slider to better highlight premiere games. Additionally, the widgets now have actual monetary sliders to give an additional visual cue as to how much money a project has earned.

The project pages layout will largely remain the same as before in terms of the layout, but the overall aesthetics will be much cleaner. We'll also be removing those pesky artifacting found in the textual formats with this new design.

Finally, the "Browse" page will be very similar to what it is now, but with the new cleaner aesthetics.

Shortly after the redesign we'll also be implementing a slew of feature updates including private messaging, better updating/commenting, and a "high score" system for contributors. Look for all these updates and more to be out before the summer ends.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment below.


  1. Nothing dramatic from current layout. Looks nice.

  2. Awesome it looks something like the web designing project.

  3. I don't mean this maliciously but just give up already, this is never going to get off the ground.

  4. @Anonymous

    I don't think you quite realize why I'm doing this. I assure you I'm not trying to become a millionaire. I'm just trying to help game developers. I've already helped a few. If I help a few more that's great. The sit will always be around to be used as a tool for developers to lead funding campaigns.

  5. Heck yeah, Space Invaders on the background! Nice touch with the color themes. They make the site look more professional while retaining it's "gaming" profile! Oh and yeah, you showed that Anon troll who's the bawss!

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