• Manuele Capacci, 9 years ago

    Hi there. Some friends and I built a social news platform (a la DN) especially for people who make videogames. It's based on a MeteorJS social news project called Telescope. We'd love your feedback!

    7 points
    • Tosin AfolabiTosin Afolabi, 9 years ago

      Would you want to get this on TheNews (iOS) (bit.ly/thenews-ios )?

      3 points
      • Kevin SteigerwaldKevin Steigerwald, 9 years ago

        Side note: great app. I actually made mockups to create something like this since these three sites are my top most visited each morning.

        Glad to see something already exists. Saves me the trouble. :)

        0 points
        • Tosin AfolabiTosin Afolabi, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

          Haha yeah it was like why has no one does this yet. Glad you like it!!!

          Also, If you have any design feedback seeing as you did try something similar, i'd be really hear about it. I have followed you on twitter if that's easier.

          Watch out for the iPad version coming soon ;)

          0 points
      • Devon CampbellDevon Campbell, 9 years ago

        Developer here. We would love to be part of your app! Email me and let me know how I can help make this happen. devon@powerupgames.io

        1 point
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 9 years ago

    I'm loving it already!

    5 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 9 years ago

    Awesome use of Telescope!

    You'll probably really like the next update by the way, it will help a lot with growing your community :)

    3 points
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, 9 years ago

    is there a video news for filmmakers and such that is not reddit? thatd be cool

    3 points
  • Florent AlixFlorent Alix, 9 years ago

    Thanks for doing this (y)

    2 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 9 years ago

    Cool, but I gotta say that this reminds me of a forum I built when I was 15. Remember when we had the capacity to deal with forums? I wanted to create a community for graphic designers, and, like HN, DN, this, and countless others, wanted to associate it with my personal brand.

    I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of HN's "news.____" template that DN adopted. I agree that LayerVault definitely deserves some extra traffic and brand recognition for putting so much effort into this and creating real value for everyone involved. But at the same time, a for-profit organization essentially taking ownership over an entire field rubs me the wrong way (yes, YC too).

    I think if you want to create something like this for your community, then by all means you should do it, but with your product's lowest tier of $999, this comes across as pretty cynical.

    2 points
  • Tiffany CampbellTiffany Campbell, 9 years ago

    I have already found some neat stories/opinions on the site.

    2 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Oh, like this site?


    Dunno who was first, and don't care really. Just thought you ought to know about that one too.

    .edit: seriously, not trying to be mean here. Just that I ran into this one a couple of weeks ago.

    1 point
    • Devon CampbellDevon Campbell, 9 years ago

      Funny you mention that. I saw this link get posted on HN as we were working to get GDN out the door. At first, I got a sinking feeling. Then, I decided it didn't really matter. Our site has some strengths over the other options out there: it's really pretty (Thanks, Manuele;), and it's open-source, among others.

      In the end, there's room for multiple players here. Some people will click better in that community. Others will find a home in ours.

      1 point
      • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 9 years ago

        Yeah, all good. I'll keep an eye on both, regardless!

        Cheers, great initiative.

        (I should've said that in my first comment!)

        1 point
  • Nick PfistererNick Pfisterer, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    EDIT: I created an IRC channel! It's called #gdnews and I will happily grant the developers founder access. :)

    I had a feeling someone would beat me to this. I've been working on a site like this for a while, but I haven't had the time to build it out. I'm just thankful it exists and that someone else saw value in a site like this. :)

    If I time in the near future, I'd love to contribute to the look and feel, and maybe build an iOS app down the road!

    1 point
    • Manuele Capacci, 9 years ago

      Hey Nick, sure, we'd love to partecipate in the IRC channel What's the server ?

      0 points
    • Devon CampbellDevon Campbell, 9 years ago

      Would love founder access to the IRC, Nick. What network is the channel on?

      You're welcome to contribute to the site either through the repo or by getting in touch. I'd also love to hear about your idea for an iOS app! devon@powerupgames.io

      0 points
  • Maciej Golebiewski, 9 years ago

    What are you hosting it on?

    0 points