Alright, people have been wondering what happened to MINDistortion for quite a while now and I suppose it's time to clear some things up.
As only few of you know, MINDistortion had been hosted by an online buddy of mine from Sweden, Gabriel. He basically saved MINDistortion 3 years ago, helping me out in a time where I wasn't able to go anywhere, due to my high bandwidth needs (it was the time of Bubbles release).
Gabriel not only took care of hosting the site, but also provided me with the .net domain. All this, without ever asking for something in return.
So what does this have to do with everything? Well, you might have noticed that MINDistortion has been broken since the end of July. And that a placeholder website has appeared where once my website was. I tried reaching Gabriel several times since the first time the server problems occurred. But no reply. The guy seemed to have vanished.
It was not until after 2 weeks that I got contacted by a cousin of his to learn the tragic truth:
Gabriel had died of cancer at the end of June. He was about my age. The last thing we talked about were his vacation plans for the summer. And although I unfortunately never had the chance to meet him in person, it's nonetheless a great loss for me.
Now with Gabriel having deceased but still being the official owner of MINDistortion.net things prove itself troublesome. The domain expired at the beginning of August (hence the placeholder website) which doesn't make things much better. Expired, but not lost yet.
The situation is, that I'm currently keeping my fingers crossed that Gabriel's cousin is able to transfer the domain to me. If not, things will start getting dirty and I'll have to deal with domain snatchers. A nasty business, it is.
But whatever happens, MINDistortion WILL return. Worst case scenario being that I'll have to use a different domain. But the name will stay the same. I've already got a spare domain registered, just to be on the safe side. So, no worries.
However it will probably still take a few weeks until the domain issues will be resolved. Until then, my old MINDistortion.tk domain (that fortunately still is under my control) will be redirected to this, my NG userpage. For the obvious reasons that I can easily post news here and because many of my flash games and movies can be viewed here as well.
I'll keep you posted.