It’s come to this, apparently. It is the third anniversary of the Genesis Temple. Three years since I opened this new version of a blog I originally created in 1997 (so it is its 25th anniversary? Woof). After fumbling around a bit, I think the Temple has definitely found its rightful place in the world: a haven for all things related to gaming history and, well, especially about Italian gaming history. This is not really something I originally planned – as it might be fairly obvious – and just happened, since no one was doing extensive research on the subject, I thought I should be the one to step up and fill the void.
Along with Italy, clearly I am interested in all kinds of gaming history, so that is why – along with interviews with writers and designers – I researched articles such as those about the European gaming market in the 80s and piracy in the 80s and 90s. Topics which are not really covered often and I feel needed a bit of research done into it. But much more can be done on those topics, of course.
Also, you may have noticed I have stopped publishing modern indie game reviews. To be fair, this was not something that had much to do with The Genesis Temple in the first place, but it did cater to my interests of not simply playing old games anyway. Still, if you long for more modern game reviews, I will be publishing them to Voxel Smash, a site I have co-founded and which will also – from time to time – host some of my retrogaming articles, so definitely keep an eye on that.
What does the future for The Genesis Temple hold in store? Hopefully more of the same, but I would also like to move beyond the written blog, featuring some of that same quality and research also on video and other media. As always, if you like what you read here and would like to see more, I would definitely recommend you subscribe to Patreon, even a small support can make the difference as I just rely on my writing to survive. So, even just being able to pay the rent would be nice!
Lastly, thank you for visiting, commenting and sharing my articles. This is not really what I would have imagined doing at my age in 2022, but I sure would like to do it for the foreseeable future and, hopefully, with a bit of luck and support, I might just do that!
Happy 3rd/25th birthday to the new (and old) Genesis Temple!