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AiGameDev.com’s Membership Site Now Open Again!

Alex J. Champandard on January 29, 2009

This has been an incredibly hectic day. In fact, I’m embarrassed to admit it’s been so busy that the new server & build machine we received today is still sitting in the hallway unwrapped. But once again it’s been worth it! Basically, we’ve just re-opened our membership site, motivated by the persistent demand of readers who missed out last time. And, based on feedback from an early adopter today, we’re doing something right!

Anyway, here is the launch page, which contains all the details you need to get access to our very best content — and secure your fast mover bonuses! (You have approximately 21h more hours longer to get a free month, and there are a couple more extra reports left to win.)

If this is the first time you’re hearing about the membership site, then here’s everything you need to know. There are three parts to our online training program (click on the links to find out more):

Also, keep in mind we have a contributors system in place for the site, so once you sign-up you can sustain your membership points by transcribing audio tracks for example. So there’s really no excuse for not signing up! If you have any questions of course, email me at <alexjc at AiGameDev.com>! Otherwise head over to the launch page :-)



Edit: I will add the questions I receive to this page along with my answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What’s the difference between “Members” and “Insiders”?

Answer: If you’re already registered on the site (free) and have access to some of our content for no-cost, then you’re what we call an Insider. This will not change! What we’re re-launching this week is access to our best material for paying members, which you can easily upgrade to if you have a credit card nearby!

Question: Will the monthly price go up if I don’t sign up now?

Answer: Short answer, yes. Long answer, there’s already lots of content in the members area and as we improve it the price will steadily increase to reflect that. Also, we’re subject to VAT since the start of the year and we will add that to the price after this week is over.

Note that the individual offer may not even stay open after this week. It’s a lot of work to take on new members and re-open the site, and we’d really rather focus on developing top quality content!

Question: I’d like to subscribe for a whole year; is there a yearly payment option?

Answer: No, we currently provide only quarterly packages. Those of you that mentioned you’d like to support the site, then don’t hesitate to select a more comprehensive package! (There are some for independent developers and studios.)

Question: I can’t quite afford the recurring membership at the moment, but I’d love to join now. What can I do?

Answer: We have a contributors system in place so you can sustain your membership. This basically means you help us out with things you are comfortable with doing, such as transcribing the audio of online sessions. If you’re interested, email us <members at AiGameDev.com> for more information.

Question: Do you support alternative forms of payment, like American Express or bank transfers?

Answer: For the individual membership you have the choice between Visa and Mastercard. If you sign-up for the commercial memberships (Silver and above) then you can arrange other forms of payment if necessary. Contact us directly by email at <members at AiGameDev.com>.



So, what are you waiting for, go and check it out now!

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