I find the Skywind project could benefit greatly from the added exposure of a dedicated Blog / Media website. Essentially a website that only has articles, videos, and small but constant updates (once a week). Large game developers usually separate the product from the forums (just a few examples; League of Legends, WoW, Dungeon Defenders). This is particularly more important in Skywind’s case where the forums are a powerful development tool used mostly by the team.
While these forums are great (kudos… really :D ), they are not the most user friendly option for someone who is simply seeking out information on Skywind; (I can only guess the amount of “when will Skywind come out?” posts).
A media website serves as a hub that connects all social media efforts (good job on that front) and multiplies their effectiveness. Said website would decrease the ‘noise’ in these forums; allowing higher quality content.
A media website should of course be linked to the forums, and advertise the need for volunteers. Such website would by no means replace this one. If desired a donate button could be added (linking either to Thermador or Squally’s donation page; as very little $$ is required to maintain a regular website).
I have created a mockup of what it could look like (don’t be too harsh, just put in an hour).
Mockup Website (I will take it down Tuesday – Or earlier if requested). It’s most definitely not an official website (and it’s nearly impossible to find accidentally).
I wouldn’t suggest using that particular theme; used it mostly because it allowed quick building. Copied content from your social media.
I’m posting this here just as a suggestion; I’ve recently posted on the volunteer section and am still waiting for an official answer. However, should it be me or somebody else, I still highly suggest this. I could host such a website for cheap out of my own pocket; not looking for money.
I will be posting a second thread regarding SEO and Analytics; it would apply to a media site as well. Tied to this site I would also suggest a Newsletter (but will not get into details for the moment).
I also want to add, an honest thank you for all your efforts, its beautiful to see a project such as this one. :)