I got a lot of funny looks ten years ago when I started talking to people about TIGSource.
Let's just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge – all for the simple purpose of sharing.
No ads. No agenda. No strings attached.
A decade after its founding, nearly 50,000 people use TIGSource and its sister sites every month - almost 0.005% of the Internet-connected world.
It is the 41,023rd most popular website in the world - but TIGSource isn't anything like a commercial website. It is a community creation, written by volunteers making one entry at a time. You are part of our community. And I'm writing today to ask you to protect and sustain TIGSource.
Together, we can keep it free of charge and free of advertising. We can keep it open – you can use the information in TIGSource any way you want. We can keep it growing – spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and others all across the indie games community to help sustain our joint enterprise by being good to one another
If you value TIGSource as a source of information – and a source of inspiration – I hope you'll choose to act right now.
All the best,Imperius Q. Lovejoy
P.S. TIGSource is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write TIGSource, one word at a time. People like us run it, one creative game at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world.