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About the Site

About the Site. The Sudden Stop was originally an Alan Wake fansite, set up February 2012. At the time, the DLC packs for Alan Wake had just been released and the community was looking forward to Wake's upcoming adventure in Night Springs, Arizona. It was a belief in the community that Alan Wake 2 was surely to follow, but with the surprise announcement of Quantum Break in 2013, the site changed from focusing on one franchise to following Remedy's entire catalogue.

There are still sections of the site which are still being written (you may have noticed some grey placeholder text on the sections), it's been a slow process but steady process, and it's getting there!

It's 2020, why do you keep writing 2019? Yes.

How much money do you make from the site? It's very much a hobby for me, so I pay for a lot of the costs myself. But if you would like to help out, I'd be very grateful! We have a Ko-Fi account set up; all of the money goes back into the site and community projects.

What do you use to run your site? I use Blogger to work on the site. It's the Google version of Wordpress and I've been using it for over a decade on a number of projects. As for hosting, we're with GoDaddy after originally signing up with the now-defunct Google Domain.

Is this site officially endorsed by Remedy or its partners? There's a lot of love for the studios, but we're quite separate from the official communication side of things. The community as a whole is supported by some really lovely developers though, who help establish that bridge for fans between the fandom and the company.

How are Community Spotlights selected? I search for new works or projects within the Remedy community on a daily basis. Usually, this is done in the morning with coffee as part of a waking up routine. I'm not a morning person so I wake up pretty slowly! I make a note of new usernames and check on familiar faces. I have a mental outline of what Community Spotlight is coming next and sometimes it may switch around depending on the time of year. I tend to approach people myself, although if you have a cool Remedy project that I may have missed I'd love to see it! :)

What platforms do you game on? I have an XBOX 360, XBOX One, and PS4. On the mobile side, I have an Android tablet, an iPhone (and a Nintendo DS and Gameboy/Gameboy Colour).

How many people run this site? There's just the one! Admittedly I've always felt more comfortable writing "we" when talking about the site, so I have a slight loophole inspired by a weird story. 

In 1975, Jack Hetherington published a paper for Physical Review Letters. After he was finished, he noticed that he used "we" and "our" in his work, and so, instead of retyping his paper, added a co-writer, Chester, his cat. I've always had an inside joke that Scratch, is my co-author, so there's a justifiable "we". Considering she's usually on my lap as I write or snoozing nearby, it felt appropriate. 

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A little bit about myself. Hello! I'm Rachel (also known by my username, Jaden) and I live between London and Helsinki. I joined the community back in 2011 with Alan Wake and soon after created The Sudden Stop.

In addition to running The Sudden Stop, I have also been a moderator on the studio's forums, Twitch channel, and the Control Discord server.

Away from the site, I'm the Community Manager for Lightheart Games, a mobile games studio based in Helsinki. I'm also a Production Assistant on an upcoming podcast with some familiar names which I'm excited to talk about more once the pandemic has ended. I'm also a freelance writer who has written for places such as 

Away from work projects, I also run another website called Positively Tomb Raider which focuses on uplifting stories in the community which I've owned since 2008. Plus, I am a social media volunteer for a national animal charity based in the UK. It's a lot of multi-tasking. 

Please note, The Sudden Stop is an unofficial fan project and not at all connected to or paid by Remedy. Although if they would like to pay for my pet bills, I would not complain. Seriously though. Scratch is like a puddle of adorable fur, and debt, and teeth, and debt. 


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