The Month That Was

June was the launch month for this blog. It was a busy and interesting month with some surprising results. In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of traffic. The majority of blogs hardly get much of a readership, within the first 6 months of operation. 16-BIT Shock on the other hand enjoyed a constant stream of daily visitors. Several spikes occurred during the month, further bumping up overall traffic to the site.

It was also really great that so many views came from so many different countries. To be exact, 31 countries within a 30 day period. Here are the top 10 countries by rate of views:

  1. United States
  2. South Africa (where 16-BIT Shock is based)
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Greece
  5. Canada
  6. Japan
  7. Brazil
  8. Mexico
  9. Netherlands
  10. Italy

Honourable mentions also go to visitors from: Germany, Russia, Portugal, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, France, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Israel, Ireland, Latvia, Denmark, Morocco, Iceland, Malaysia, Honduras and Columbia.

I appreciate that so many of you took the time to visit this site, read the articles and even shared with your friends & followers on the various social media channels. It’s even better to know that there’s a keen interest in retro gaming among the majority of you. The articles will only get better in the coming months with an increased focus on the project I’ve been working on.

For those of you who have waited patiently for more information on this project –July is your month!

I have several articles lined up that will go into greater detail about this game project, the development process and the release of the first screenshots to ever be made public. Exciting stuff and sure to fire up a few retro heads out there.

And for those that enjoyed Joe Gilliver’s FM Synthesis article, are also in for a treat. Joe’s busy preparing another one that will go further into the technicalities. Want to make your own FM-based chiptune tracks or wondering what the fuss is all about? Joe is an expert in the field and will be shining some light on what is deeply niche subject matter.

Bass Cadet will continue being a mainstay of this blog but will probably be reduced to 2-3 posts per month. The reason for this is because the emphasis will now shift towards game development updates. All in all, it’s looking like an even more interesting month ahead. Stay retro, folks 🙂







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