The Question of the Month started out in February 2017 after a conversation with several blogging mates. During that year we entered into some friendly competition to see who could come up with the best answer to a gaming-related quandary; and for 2018, we reached out to the community to ask fellow bloggers to pose the monthly question and invited everyone to join us.
2019 was all change again when we attempted to create The Ultimate Video Game, with each new month being focused on a different game element. We started off in January with a setting and theme; moved onto the protagonist in February; covered the antagonist in March; and then began looking at the plot in April. Chris from OverThinker Y and I had the pleasure of reading some extremely creative entries and welcoming talented writers into our online ‘development team’.
Sadly though, the QotM series has run its course and after much deliberation we must announce that last month’s challenge will be the last for a while. This isn’t a decision we’ve come to lightly. There are too many other things going on in the community right now, several blogging companions have chosen to take a much-needed break from their sites to focus on personal matters, and other factors have meant that it just isn’t the right time for The Ultimate Video Game.
Who knows: it may return in the future and be better than ever but Chris, myself and the rest of the team feel that it’s appropriate to postpone its development further at present. We’re not looking at this as a failure however – we tried something new and have learnt a lot from the experience, even making some new friends along the way! Blogging is all about pushing yourself, trying new things and continuously learning, and this collaboration has enabled us to do that.
Before it ends though, we’d like to give a few shout-outs to some special people:
This isn’t the end of the development team, for we have a few other collaboration ideas currently in discussion so you may see something new in the very near future. In the meantime, a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Question of the Month series – you’re all winners to us!
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.