We’re excited to announce our brand new website for Johann Sebastian Joust! Check it out – and make sure to try clicking the four characters!
The website was designed and implemented by our friend Andreas Zecher, who is one of the guys behind the award-winning indie game Spirits. Like Nils and (formerly) Bernie, Andreas is a German living in Scandinavia (Stockholm, not Copenhagen). Andreas also happens to be the guy behind Promoter, a rad tool for game developers to keep track of reviews and promocodes, so he knows his stuff when it comes to web dev.
Why the new website, you ask? In addition to giving the Joust page a visual makeover, Andreas also added a few key features that are very handy indeed.
First, the page looks good on a variety of browsers and devices – including smart phones! Second, we added a dedicated press kit that should make it easier for people to collect information about the game. Third, we’ve started a new Twitter account, @playjsjoust, that announces public showings of the game around the world. Andreas’ code automatically parses those tweets and outputs a date-sorted list on the main Joust site. Nifty!
There are some other well-engineered technical details, too. If you’re a web dev geek, check out this blog post Andreas wrote about designing and making the site.
Working with Andreas was a pleasure, and I’d highly recommend him – especially to other game devs. You can hire him to make your website, too!