Past Rants, Raves & Views

Game publishing websites - why so awkward?

They look amazing, and feature some state of the art technology, but why do these game publishing websites have to be so awkward and fiddly!

At Phonica, we visit a lot of game websites, mainly scourging for news or updates, and sourcing new photos for the magazine. So when we’re in a hurry and pushing the limits of our deadlines, all we want is a nicely organized website that gives us what we want at the click of a mouse, without any hassle or faffing. But frustratingly, these easy-to-use sites are few and far between, as nearly every site we visit is a muddle of Flash graphics and overworked design. But are these sites, in general, a good thing and should we be encouraging new web design concepts rather than criticizing them?