I have been thinking of closing the Game Producer Forums for some months now. It was discussed with the forum moderators and my reflection about “getting rid of certain stuff” maybe gave me the final push to make this decision.
The main reasons why the forums got closed are:
– Required time compared to activity of the forums
– Tons of spam bots & moderation (see above)
– There are already public forums such as the great Indiegamer forums (where I warmly recommend anyone to join)
– Discussion can happen through this game producer blog nevertheless
It was nice to run the forums, but now it’s time to close them. The resources still appear via Google (so the forums are there in the background) but no new threads can be started in other forums except the “ask about the Insiders membership”.
Strangely I’m going back to where I started.