Until We Meet Again
Hey folks. This is a hard post to write, but unfortunately, after thirteen years, JayisGames will no longer be updating. The site will remain, as will all the games and your ability to comment on them, but there will be no new games or reviews posted going forward. Obviously nobody is happy about this, myself included. JayisGames has been a huge part of my life for nearly ten years, and since he bought the site several years ago, Jeff has invested a tremendous amount into it. Unfortunately, we can no longer continue operating due to a variety of factors, though perhaps one day we would like to come back. Who knows?
That's the official stuff. Here's the personal, from me. I'd like to thank all the writers we've worked with, both currently and over the years, whose hard work, talent, and dedication has been an inspiration and an honor to work alongside. I'd like to thank Jay for starting this blog so long ago, for turning it into something great, and for taking a chance on someone who left a smartmouthed comment on a review and gave her a whole new career, and I'd like to thank Jeff for the time, money, and effort he has given us these last several years since Jay sold the site to him.
I'd like to thank every developer. Just... all of you, no matter if we've spoken or not, or whether we've been able to review your game, or who wrote it up. You're the reason why this site existed. People with your talent, skills, creativity and general awesomeness have always been downright humbling to me. Each and every one of you has been a genuine pleasure to know, and I've seen so many incredible games over the years that it's kind of ridiculous. Without JayisGames I likely would never have discovered games like the ones you made. To all the new and struggling developers, or even just the people who are thinking of trying it... don't give up! All of you hold such vast potential within you, to make games that make us cry, laugh, get angry in a good way, and challenge us. If you want to make games, make them! Don't let fear of "what if" or comparing yourself to someone else's work hold you back. Even if JayisGames isn't around to cover them, I know you can make great things, and I want to play them! You can do it!
And finally, of course, I'd like to thank you, the reader. You have kept us going. You've been smart, funny, weird, silly, clever, and a whole host of other flattering adjectives that are completely true. JayisGames has always had one of the best communities around, and everyone who has ever left a comment to share their thoughts on a game, help someone else out, or just to chat has been a vital part of it. A lot of the names I see popping up on the site have been around for years, and your support means everything to us. I wish you all the best, and a life full of happiness, weirdness, humour, thoughtfulness, and love.
And what the heck... I'll leave you all with a list of a few of my personal favourite games from over the years. Thank you, and goodnight. I hope we meet again some sunny day.