Fan Site for Max Payne
In 2002 I took charge of Max Payne Zone (MPZone), which was one of the biggest Max Payne fan sites and the biggest one for German speakers. I updated and improved it maintaining its original design and re-launched it in 2003, in time for the launch of Max Payne 2.
With a staff of 6 news posters, it provided extensive news coverage of the game and custom modifications (mods), game-related information (such as tips and walkthroughs), and an active discussion forum.
The amazing folks of Remedy Entertainment valued the efforts of the fan community and (with their publisher Rockstar Games) collaborated with us and three other big fan sites. We received news updates in advance, exclusive content and gear to be used for competitions. As a result, several competitions were held where users could win prizes.
Skills/Technologies: Apache, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP (frontend and custom-built backend for content management)