(Coffee & Swiping is a random news-y/blogg-y article about the gaming industry and everything in between. It’s basically an excuse for Noen to ramble on about anything and everything that has to do with nothing.)
WHAT’S GOIN ON?!?
Wow! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Coffee & Swiping article! I used to love writing these. Anyway, I just wanted to give everyone an update on what’s been going on lately……
First off, I’d like to apologize for the lack of content on the site and even on social media lately. Most of you know that I’ve been working on SNAPP as a full-time gig for the past 4+ years. And even though the readership is constantly going up, I can’t get enough readers to support the site via Patreon. (Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far!) Google kind of gave me a death blow a few weeks ago. Just when SNAPP was starting to make a little bit of revenue from ads, Google shut it down saying that SNAPP Attack was “growing too fast” and that I had to be doing something fraudulent. Of course, I’ve disputed it and am trying to get the ads reinstated, but who knows what’ll happen with that.
Anyway, a few months ago, I was offered an employment opportunity that I couldn’t refuse. Of course, I took the job and have been trying to keep up on SNAPP whenever I can.
So, what does this mean to all of you?
For the most part nothing. I still feel that the industry NEEDS a site like SNAPP Attack. A site that showcases the lesser known games and developers out there. With the App Store and now eShop becoming flooded with new games on a daily basis, it’s hard for smaller developers to get their games noticed. We need a place that notices them! So, SNAPP Attack isn’t going to go anywhere! But, there will be some changes. The SNAPP and SWITCH Roundups will be first priority for me and will be updated daily as usual. The biggest change is that I just won’t be able to put out as many reviews as I used to. Before, I was putting out 3 to 4 reviews/articles a day, plus the two Roundups. I don’t think I’ll have time for that, but I’ll definitely try my best.
Again, I want to thank everyone that has supported SNAPP over the years! I couldn’t have gotten as far as I have without all of you! You are just as much a part of SNAPP as I am! It’s been a chaotic, but beautiful 4-5 years of my life running SNAPP Attack and SNAPPZILLA. And like I said, SNAPP isn’t going anywhere. It’s just going to be a little different until I can find the right balance going forward. Regardless, I look forward to this new chaotic chapter!
Keep on swiping glitches! And please support the hell out of SNAPP if you want to help keep it alive!