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Ratbag Website is Gone...


It's gone. Gone diddly on, gone. The website for Ratbag games is displaying absolutely nothing. The plug has probably been pulled on the server that hosted all that fabulous info on the once great South Australian games developer, and the domain name is probably on it's way to expiration in a matter of days or years, take your pick.

But have no fear, Sumea made a duplicate copy of the site before it went down to keep for archival purposes. Ratbag had a great website which covered many of their games in great detail, so it was too good to be lost. You can check it out at the following link...

Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 14/03/06 - 9:54 AM Permalink

  • 1. redwyre - Tue, 14 Mar 2006 1:15:34Z
    Good save there Souri :)
  • 2. Glenn - Tue, 14 Mar 2006 1:31:58Z
    Good one Souri :)

    The website was never updated very often, i remember people used to say "Ratbag haven't done anything for years" simply because the website was out of date, not without their latest games. I bitched about that a little when i was working there.

  • 3. Souri - Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:55:18Z
    Back in the day, I used to scour local game developer websites for news updates, and I found out pretty early on that hitting Ratbag's website was a bit of a waste of time ;) News updates sometimes had gaps of years inbetween updates and, like you said, lots of new games released weren't even listed on the site. Eventually though, the list of games were updated with lot of great info, faqs, and screenshots on each game. The news archive on the site which dates way back to 1999 is a great record on Ratbag over the years. I think it would have been bummer if all this info was lost forever.
  • 4. Anonymous Coward - Wed, 15 Mar 2006 9:27:41Z
    w w w . a r c h i v e . o r g
  • 5. Souri - Wed, 15 Mar 2006 18:16:39Z
    Anyone who's used the Wayback machine before will know that it's renowned for being too damn slow, frequent timeouts are common, and there's too many broken pages and images that it didn't spider properly.
  • 6. Anonymous Coward - Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:6:56Z
    There was never much emphasis put towards maintaining the website, all that ever really changed was the job sections, and that was only when they were advertising, once the position was filled the ad still remained.. nothing had changed to it for a long while, then all of a sudden a Dukes section was made along with a scavenger site. But even that became stale quickly... - As far as the site being down now.. it just seems like they have turned off the dns (which is being served out of chicago's midway HQ), so if anyone knew the IP to the site, it probably still is up..