Game Discovery was first launched May 2000 as Internets
first real game site dedicated to Game Ideas. We made a deal
with Spider-Man AS, Norway’s leading game store and held
a monthly Best and Worst Game Idea contest together with Spider-Man
AS where we gave away great prizes. The concept became a mega
hit and soon our inbox was loaded with Game Ideas from gamers
all over the world. The interest for Game Discovery grew and
we soon had hundreds of Game Ideas presented at the website.
This caught the attention of the game development community, even big name game companies had to take the visit to see what it was all about. Game Discovery became a useful resource for hobby game developers from all corners of Cyberspace, who where looking for ideas and inspiration. Together with CDSoftware we introduced Project OGDE – Online Game Development for Everybody. The idea behind OGDE was to make a game together with the gamers. Gamers could submit their own music, characters and monster sketches and different material that would be used in the game. All submitted material would be presented at the website so people could follow the development of the game and see their material actually being used in a game.
It seemed like the perfect concept but instead it all ended in total chaos for the small Game Discovery staff. We received new Game Ideas faster than we could manage to review them and OGDE turned out the be quite the job to operate, and the site was not exactly great from a technical point of view either. All Game Ideas had to be uploaded to the site by the staff using a very time consuming process. We were all new to the art of web design back then, and we didn’t know of any other way. The result was that we had to temporary shut the website down until we came up with a better solution.
We started to draw idea maps over how we wanted the new Game Discovery site to be. After a couple of months with brainstorming we had a real gem of a game site in front of us…on paper. The only problem was that we hadn’t a clue about how to actually make the damn thing. The solution could be found in our local bookstore, and with a bag full of computer bibles, ASP, SQL, Access, yeah we got them all, we went home and started the coding. We read…we coded…read some more…coded some more…made huge mistake and had to read a lot more…and code a lot more. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years…well 1 year and 4 months to be exact. And we are now proud to present a next generation gaming site that will change the meaning of the word gaming site forever! Ok, got a bit carried away there but here is the deal…
An ever-growing database of Game Ideas submitted by gamers.
Every gamer seems to have a Game Idea and this is the place
to submit it. GD Game Ideas continues to be the best and biggest
resource for Game Ideas on the net. Complete with a Game Idea
search engine so you more easily can find the type of Game
Ideas you are looking for. Daily visited by both amateur and
professional game developers who are looking for ideas or
Based on our old OGDE concept, Game Discovery presents low
budget game productions where everybody is welcome to join.
Gamers can upload their own composed game music, character
and monster sketches or whatever material is needed for each
project. All submitted material will be available at the website
for other people to see. The lead game designer for each project
will regularly surf the submitted material and use what he
see fits his project. Material that has been used in someway
will get its status code changed, so everybody can see that
it has been used. This is both fun and exciting for gamers
who have contributed with material. It is also a great way
for amateur development teams to promote their projects. All
used material will be credited.
After the merger with ZTGameDomain.com we can now also present
hardcore game reviews and gaming news for all latest game
systems. ZTGD has been around since 1996, which also makes
it one of the oldest gaming sites on the net. GD News&Reviews
is run by ZT and his crew of hardcore gamers, which basically
means it’s one of the better review sites out there.
GD Cheats strives hard to become the best resource for game
cheats. At GD cheats you can find all the best game cheats
and walkthroughs on the net by searching our ever-growing
cheat database that contains thousands of cheat links.
Located at Gamediscovery.com GD Portal works as a news
portal for all the four sections. All of the latest happenings
at each of the four sections are automatically generated as
a news post at GD Portal.
Members’ Quest is the members’ section at Game
Discovery. At Members’ Quest all members have their
own user account where they can log in with their own user
name and password. At this user account members can submit
Game Ideas and other material to the site through their own
online control panel. What makes this member section unique
is that all members also have their own character complete
with dynamic RPG stats. When you sign up as a member your
character will start out as a kid. When you submit Game Ideas,
Project Material or participate in other activities on the
site your character will grow older and stronger. You can
also collect items and weapons for your character that can
help you on your quest. This unique RPG game is constantly
under development, so new and exciting features will be added