Finally here! Last night I arrived into LA from Amsterdam after WordCamp Europe (which was awesome!). I met Travis King at the airport and while we were waiting for a taxi to the hotel, some poor woman had her foot run over while loading her bags into a car. Screams across the airport welcomed me to LA. I hope she’s ok
Trav and I got safely to the hotel, had a quick beer where I regaled him with the history of absinthe. Then I hit the hay.
Now I’m off to find some breakfast! See you all soon
Ah yeah… well you still can. I think it’s a bit more than it was on Kickstarter at the time, but you can get into the beta now through Uber Entertainment’s site.
Turns out it’s the same if you already backed. It’s $60 to get into the Beta now, but if you backed at $20, you just pay another $20, which puts you to the $40 KickStarter backer level.
So… I succumbed. Downloading now
Oh man, I so wish I’d backed this at a high enough level for beta access. I’m so jealous!
Very much looking forward to the full release though
your first RTS ?
Ahhh man get playing Dune !!!Thats how I got hooked
Dude! The original Dune game was my intro to RTS, and is my all time favourite game
Japh here, WordPress Evangelist and Wptuts+ Editor. If you’ve not heard of or visited Wptuts+ before, our focus is on tutorials for WordPress developers (makes sense, right?). We cover anything related to WordPress, in particular theme and plugin development.
Our tutorials are aimed at anyone from beginner to intermediate, intermediate to advanced, and so on. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that the reader leaves with more knowledge than when they arrived.
What We’re Looking For
At the moment we’re wanting to publish more content on areas such as responsive theme development, app themes, unit testing with WordPress, preprocessors (Sass / LESS, in particular), parallax implementation, and a variety of plugin examples.
Basic tutorials are welcome, but we’re really after thorough coverage of these areas. Think Tom McFarlin-style (check out Tom’s series’ on Wptuts+ to get what I mean there).
At the moment we only accept content in English. We’ll proofread, edit, and provide feedback on your content, but we won’t re-write it for you, so it’s important your English is fluent.
Having said that, if you have a question about how to phrase something in English, go ahead and write it as best you can and one of the editors will be happy to provide feedback prior to publishing the article. Don’t let intimidation of the English language prevent you from contributing an article!
I’m going to go ahead and assume you know a little about WordPress for this, so you’ll be comfortable drafting your posts in WordPress
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Some of our regular authors invoice us for $750+ USD per month. That’s not bad for dropping some knowledge and getting some recognition, too! For the right authors, we can guarantee you publishing spots to help you pump out quality WordPress tutorials.
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