The modding community hub GameFront has relaunched, almost two years after it appeared to have closed for good.
The new version of GameFront launched yesterday, the result of an effort by a team that included members of its original team, volunteers from the community, and DBolical - the parent company of ModDB, which acquired the GameFront database in August 2016, four months after it officially closed down.
The acquisition was part of an effort to preserve a library of more than 320,000 mods, tools, patches and more. Now, that has resulted in GameFront being reinstated, "with all the content restored."
"The new site utilises data which was backed up by the GameFront team, who have restored it to its former glory in an all new custom built website, meaning it will be the definitive place to find all the classic GameFront files, with previously lost author, description, readme and other metadata fully restored," a post on ModDB stated.
The new site also features restored news articles and the GameFront forums, as well as new features like unlimited uploads of gaming files for users, and a raft of customisation options for user profiles.
"GameFront used to be known as FileFront, and when it was shut down nearly 20 years of history was lost," said Mikey Burton, lead developer on the GameFront project, in a statement sent to GamesIndustry.biz. "A lot of effort has gone into the restoration to make it as faithful as possible to the original."
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