Welcome to Sumea

Welcome to Sumea Launchpad.. This website is perhaps the first to provide a real focus on the Australian and New Zealand Game Developement industry. The main aim for Sumea Launchpad is to provide a focal point for Australian and New Zealand game developers and artists - those who are already in the industry, and especially those who are planning a career as a game developer.

As you can tell, the news and information on this site is primarily geared towards the local industry. We do, however, provide much more than just that. We have a comprehensive listing of known developers, their games, along with relevant information and release details. We are also trying to support new artistic talent by providing them with competitions, and a journal with gallery uploads, thus hopefully giving them more exposure.

So if you are a local modeller, mapper, 2d artist, or programmer, then contact us and we'll set you up an account where you can show off your work!!

Thanks for visiting this site, and we hope you visit regularly! Please contact me for any reason HERE!

- Souri!

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  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Wed, 23 May 2007 23:35:52Z
    The worst thing about nested comments is that you have to read the whole article again. As of Wednesday night I'm the newest comment. If you want to track my comment you have to re-skim the whole artcile and remember the invidividual comments.

    Nested comments aren't really necessary seeing Sumea isn't really flooded with comments and it's very easy to say @poster # whatever.

    If you could specify nested or non nested I'd be happy with that.

    The only thing this site really needs is the ability to "thumbs down" trolls (-10 thumbs down means the post is deleted (like some other sites (damn link block) ) or you have to make an account, that would seriously cut down the trolling)

  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:28:27Z
    Nested comments are most beneficial in following conversations though, particularly when you have several happening at once, and sometimes we have some huge threads where nested comments would've helped a lot. I guess the solution to the problem you mention is to have newer threads rise to the top of the other comments. To do that would require some pretty tricky XSL, and I would have to look into it sometime at a later date.

    I'll look into providing an option to provide a flat version of comments in the future as well as voting down posts.

  • 1. Nested - not a fan - Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:24:50 EST
    This makes the comments section much harder to read.
    Only rarely was there "flame wars" on your site, and usually then, every post was worth reading :)
    I generally avoid reading comments on websites such as these and much prefer the "forum" approach. It's very easy for comments to get lost like this.
    One vote for "put it back the way it was"
  • 1. Nested - not a fan - Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:24:50 EST
    This makes the comments section much harder to read.
    Only rarely was there "flame wars" on your site, and usually then, every post was worth reading :)
    I generally avoid reading comments on websites such as these and much prefer the "forum" approach. It's very easy for comments to get lost like this.
    One vote for "put it back the way it was"
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:28:27Z
    Nested comments are most beneficial in following conversations though, particularly when you have several happening at once, and sometimes we have some huge threads where nested comments would've helped a lot. I guess the solution to the problem you mention is to have newer threads rise to the top of the other comments. To do that would require some pretty tricky XSL, and I would have to look into it sometime at a later date.

    I'll look into providing an option to provide a flat version of comments in the future as well as voting down posts.

  • 1. Nested - not a fan - Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:24:50 EST
    This makes the comments section much harder to read.
    Only rarely was there "flame wars" on your site, and usually then, every post was worth reading :)
    I generally avoid reading comments on websites such as these and much prefer the "forum" approach. It's very easy for comments to get lost like this.
    One vote for "put it back the way it was"
  • 1. Nested - not a fan - Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:24:50 EST
    This makes the comments section much harder to read.
    Only rarely was there "flame wars" on your site, and usually then, every post was worth reading :)
    I generally avoid reading comments on websites such as these and much prefer the "forum" approach. It's very easy for comments to get lost like this.
    One vote for "put it back the way it was"
  • 2. Anonymous Coward - Wed, 23 May 2007 16:21:21Z
    This really sucks on my notebook's 1024 x 768 14" display. I think it is a bad idea... really. Great feature for most, perhaps I am being selfish here, but, really sucks on a notebook.

    I'm sure I can't be the only one here... ?

  • 1. Apologetic Abuser - Wed, 23 May 2007 16:53:54Z
    Maybe?
  • 2. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:3:40Z
    I remember when I first got into web development when 800 x 600 was the norm, but you still had to support 640 x 480. It took a while until 1024 x 768 was standard, but that was still quite some time ago. If I were making a shopping site or other website that reaches a much broader audience, I would still be supporting 800 x 600 at least. But this site has art, and pages with numerous columns of content, so it's hard to keep it at 1024 x 768. The current minimum for this site really is at 1280 x 1024, everything below it will look screwy. Judging by my stats, most of you are using at least that resolution.
  • 1. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:46:0Z
    Having said that, I've had a few minutes to think about it and have come up with a possible solution. It should be possible to display/hide some of the panels like the news column on the right or the related links on the left (and save your settings via cookies in the process). The news column will stretch out to fill the gap so you'll have more space to read things. I will have to look into this once everything is tested and fine with these comments....
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:46:0Z
    Having said that, I've had a few minutes to think about it and have come up with a possible solution. It should be possible to display/hide some of the panels like the news column on the right or the related links on the left (and save your settings via cookies in the process). The news column will stretch out to fill the gap so you'll have more space to read things. I will have to look into this once everything is tested and fine with these comments....
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Apologetic Abuser - Wed, 23 May 2007 16:53:54Z
    Maybe?
  • 2. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:3:40Z
    I remember when I first got into web development when 800 x 600 was the norm, but you still had to support 640 x 480. It took a while until 1024 x 768 was standard, but that was still quite some time ago. If I were making a shopping site or other website that reaches a much broader audience, I would still be supporting 800 x 600 at least. But this site has art, and pages with numerous columns of content, so it's hard to keep it at 1024 x 768. The current minimum for this site really is at 1280 x 1024, everything below it will look screwy. Judging by my stats, most of you are using at least that resolution.
  • 1. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:46:0Z
    Having said that, I've had a few minutes to think about it and have come up with a possible solution. It should be possible to display/hide some of the panels like the news column on the right or the related links on the left (and save your settings via cookies in the process). The news column will stretch out to fill the gap so you'll have more space to read things. I will have to look into this once everything is tested and fine with these comments....
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Wed, 23 May 2007 17:46:0Z
    Having said that, I've had a few minutes to think about it and have come up with a possible solution. It should be possible to display/hide some of the panels like the news column on the right or the related links on the left (and save your settings via cookies in the process). The news column will stretch out to fill the gap so you'll have more space to read things. I will have to look into this once everything is tested and fine with these comments....
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:30:1Z
    Ok, I've added an option up the top there to widen and shorten the news column. It should help you horizontally-challenged-screen people :)
  • 3. Souri - Thu, 24 May 2007 2:25:47Z
    Ok, I've disabled threads for the time being. It works fine, but I think I may not be approaching the best way with it under the hood. Will be figuring this out in the meantime.
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:42:50Z
    Ok, comment threads functionality back up again. Found out from some Microsoft page on discussion forums using xml was doing it pretty much the same way.
  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 25 May 2007 12:34:23Z
    I dig it Souri, nice job.
  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 25 May 2007 12:34:23Z
    I dig it Souri, nice job.
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 3:42:50Z
    Ok, comment threads functionality back up again. Found out from some Microsoft page on discussion forums using xml was doing it pretty much the same way.
  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 25 May 2007 12:34:23Z
    I dig it Souri, nice job.
  • 1. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 25 May 2007 12:34:23Z
    I dig it Souri, nice job.
  • 4. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 25 May 2007 13:20:43Z
    This is just a -very- small annoyance.. but while you're fiddling with things is it possible to have 0's in the time posted?

    For example 13:03:07 reads 13:3:7

    It looks like a quote from the bible or something :P

  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 13:57:37 EST
    Yep, that's fixed now.
  • 1. Souri - Fri, 25 May 2007 13:57:37 EST
    Yep, that's fixed now.