2018 was a very exciting year for me and Game Phreakers. We managed to go from a rinky dink WordPress blog to a standalone website complete with forums, a lively Discord server and even some backers on Patreon!
In 2018 we managed to get over 3,028 total hits which is phenomenal! Considering the site was launched in September of last year this number is staggering! It really means a lot to me that so many people read my articles and have many positive things to say I’m blown away. Since launching we were averaging about 500 hits per month which ballooned to well over 1,000 during December.
2018 also saw a number of new Patreon supporters. I never expected any Patreon supporters at all but the fact of the matter is we have 9 backers now. Page views are one thing but it’s extremely cool to actually get some financial support from people who enjoy your content that much. So thanks everyone who backed me in 2018!
While the Game Phreakers Forums are a bit of a bust the Discord has been extremely lively. Currently we have 62 members (some more lively than others) but the main thing has been the quality of people joining. We didn’t have to ban a single person since the start of the Discord server. I’d specifically like to thank Icey and HexRays for stepping in as moderators (even though they haven’t had to do anything yet).
My plans for 2019 are unchanged. Keep producing new and exciting articles for everyone to read, share and enjoy. I have no clear road map for this year but here’s a basic overview:
- Continuing the Unity Series.
- Continuing the Unreal Series.
- Hooking the Java Runtime Environment.
- Mobile game modding.
- Windows Driver Development.
- Creating a game offset/info search engine.
- Continuing with the live tutorial “hackvents” on the Discord (looking at partnering with Icey for an Elder Scrolls Online special).
- Some other exciting stuff just for the Patreons!
That’s all for me! Happy New Years everyone! Stay safe and have a productive 2019!