Announcement: Recommend.Games will take a hiatus

Update: The hiatus is over! Recommend.Games is back, albeit with some reduced functionality.

The very first commit to the project ludoj1, as I called it back then, was on December 5th, 2016. I registered the domain Recommend.Games on November 22nd, 2018. On May 15th, 2020, I published the first post on this blog. Over the years, this site attracted more than 50,000 users, which is a huge number, if you think about it.

Today, I’d like to inform you that the board game recommendation engine at Recommend.Games will take a hiatus from mid August 2022.

What does that mean? The main site of Recommend.Games, the recommendation engine, will no longer work. The blog will continue to be hosted and potentially still be updated, if I find the time and interesting topics to write about.

What does hiatus mean? I hope to resume operation and development in some form at some point in the future. There’s still plenty of awesome features I’d like to develop when I get around to it. Also, Recommend.Games always has been and will remain an open source project, so I’d be delighted if someone else found the time to pick up the development.

Why the hiatus? Hosting has become too expensive for the number of visitors it attracts on a daily basis and I simply do not have the required time for maintenance, let alone development. Maybe we’ll be back, but for now, grab and save your recommendations while you can.

So long, and thanks for all the games!

  1. That’s Esperanto for games, thanks for asking. ↩︎

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