Hello, I am Reinhold Hoffmann, the proud founder of Game-Art-HQ a website and community all about video game related art, culture and history.
Beside commenting on Destructoid and remembering Tuesday every week in a C-Blog I am building up a growing video game character database there on GA-HQ as well as organizing video game art tributes now since September 2011.
Around 1300 artworks created by gamers were made for thelisted below Art Projects among even more.
Mario's Blacklist 50 of Super Mario's enemies drawn by 50 artists, published on the 25th September 2014
Thought I share my tale about a really nasty and super stupid accident which was my fault.
The blog header image is more fitting than ever.
Last Wednesday (For me it really was just a Wednesday) my Website run quite slow and had loading times like 5 seconds. So i called my webhoster and asked whats up. They told me it would have to do with the database behind the website which would need to be optimized.
Okay I thought...never had to do something with mySQL databases but why not..I am Hoffmann..and there is nothing a Hoffmann can not learn!
Well..fuck. After optimizing the damn thing which was pretty easy and shrinked the size from over 250 mb to around 90 i looked a bit more at the tatabase and also another one. Both were from 2011 and one was made for a forum with the same name (ga-hq) ..i was not completely sure which was the right one and well....deleted the important one...without caring for a back-up before.
Argh....dumbass move X666% Hooray...3 years of work on countless game character profiles, image galleries, art collaborations and fan tributes like Link's Blacklist or the 20th Anniversary of Super Metroid are all fucking lost.
Well..not completely..after another call at the webhoster I received the good news that they have a backup and send it in 2-3 days. Somewhen today or in worst case on Monday I should have it and be able to restore the site. But goddamn..what a shocker.
On the positive side, I tried out some different stuff bought a software which will improve the navigation through better menus (I am no programmer) and learned an ugly lesson for life =S
Happy Weekend @ all
ps, that King of Fighters Anniversary Art Tribute comes together damn nicely and more artists than I thought are participating in it. Have a Glimpse to August 25th, the date when KOF'94 was released 20 years ago for Japanese Arcades and the Art Tribute will be published on Game-Art-HQ
Seems around 40-50 illustrations of the KOF Teams will come together.