Remark of a Fan
I have been a huge fan of your site and contributed with game additions. The prospect of having a fully functional and well supported IMDB for games was such a great idea. Unfortunately, since Twitch took over the platform, everything has come to a halt and It seems like Twitch only bought the site and it's userbase and never had any intend of developing the site further. Apps are no longer worked on, the site is buggy and you cannot even maintain a wishlist without any technical issues. It's a shame really to see this potential and love of every supporter getting thrown away like that by a big company like Twitch... Then better never buy such a site!
My best regards to everybody still there - working in a backend job who shares this spirit and believed in this site to be something special!!
Heya! Thank you for the honest feedback, it does mean a lot and we totally understand such frustrations. I can add some context on where IGDB is at the moment, but first i can say that it is absolutely still our plan to return to the website development and just like you the team is very eager to improve on the potential it has :)
An acquisition is a complex matter from an engineering perspective, from months prior the public announcement we had set deadlines to migrate infrastructure, services, security systems etc.. to align with our new teams. That took significant time and effort, during which we had to put development of the website on hold beyond basic maintenance (unfortunately). Once done we decided to focus on growth of our core product as a database. Which is why the main product updates we made have been around our contributing users, validation tools, and various ways to improve our gaming taxonomy. Simply put, without data we can’t do any cool feature in the future. All this as the pandemic hit of course 😅 These have been setbacks rather than a definitive end for IGDB’s potential.
We’re now at a point where we are starting planning for our next area of focus, and resuming work on visible consumer features is something we look forward to!
Once again thanks for the feedback, if you’d like to stay more up to date with our development i’d suggest joining our Discord server. We’re pretty active there and always around for a chat!
All the best