Let’s reflect on the past year and look forward to the future!
This past Monday, the Doublejump Revival project ticked past its second anniversary, only a few days after the original project’s sixth anniversary on November 9.
The past year has been nothing short of amazing, full of unique challenges and wonderful milestones. We started things off with staff movement, with the departure of General Manager Alex O’Neill and the promotion of News Editor – and original Doublejump co-founder – Abir Chowdhury to Managing Editor. After the site adjusted to its new management, we were able to turn our focus to expansion, welcoming six new Staff Contributors to the team and using their diversity and productivity to improve both the quality and quantity of our content offering.
The most important milestone we reached during Doublejump’s second year, however, was our move from our temporary home on Medium to our permanent home on WordPress. The new website has provided us with a platform that not only reflects our vision for Doublejump, but will allow us to make changes to the site’s look, feel and feature set as that vision changes. Although we’re already looking for ways to improve it, we’re beyond proud of the site that we’ve built for ourselves and are looking forward to many years to come with it.
We’d like to extend a very, very special thanks to our Staff, both past and present, for their contribution to not only our content offering, but our community, our website and our future; to our family, friends and fans for their ongoing support and all the love they’ve shown us as we work on this project; and to our sole Patron (for now), Robert Deal, for the financial contribution that has allowed us to pay the site’s ongoing running costs and focus on producing more and better content for everyone to enjoy.
Moving forward, we acknowledge that content releases have slowed down lately and we’re committed to bucking that trend. We’re constantly working on new features and reviews, but we’ve got a couple of content-related announcements to make here today. We’re currently working on increasing our content output, which we’re addressing by working on:
- A series of interviews with developers, publishers, content creators and other personalities both within and outside the video games industry, discussing how video games have contributed to their lives and what they’re hoping to give back to the industry;
- A series of short-form editorial pieces that we hope to use to kick-start community discussions; and
- A series of articles highlighting video game-related artwork of any kind.
We can’t wait to see what Doublejump’s third year has in store and, once again, we can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve shown us. We hope that you’ll continue to support us over the next year, share us around with your friends, and hang around for the ride as we make our push to become a real shining light for the Australian games journalism industry.
With love and gratitude,
Jake Colosimo, Abir Chowdhury, and the Doublejump Staff.