B-Side Games launches new website utilizing Ghost.io!
I have been looking for a new corporate blog engine/solution for a while now because Medium did not fit our needs at B-Side Games anymore.
Problems with Medium:
- no custom domains
- loosing all of our traffic
- lack of customization options
- no in-depth integration into our games/systems possible
Also I kinda wanted to launch a new website to showcase and feature all of our current and next games as we shift from being an indie developer into an indie publisher role this year. I was lucky to have found @Ghost (https://ghost.io) after a while and have been pretty amazed so far.
It not only serves as a fully customizable CMS, with custom domain support, full traffic control and 100% open source - it also allows you to host it yourself free of charge if you want to spin up your own scalable Server solution.
I ended up using their managed service which is not as expensive as you might think and it comes with hands down the best customer support I have ever seen! The few times I was stuck with a very specific problem some of their engineers actively helped me with some custom code that lead me into the right direction.
There is a $20-30 USD custom theme being used here and yes I spent a bit of time learning the in-depth stuff to fully customize it for our needs but hey! I did all of that during my quarantine due to #Covid19 so it was really fun, lol.
And yes the website is not final yet and will definitely change once we can publicly tell you about our first official Third-Party games... but for the time being I can spend more time posting awesome news about e.g. Chainmonsters and building out our subscriber base!
Big shoutout to Sarah, Dave, and Jayden from Ghost Support/Engineering for their immediate help to my various requests! :)