CWF is legally owned by Christian Toft – on this board known as Chroelle. It is run by a community of trusted and active members, and is seen as a community site and not as a site belonging to Chroelle as such. The strength of this leadership group is our diversity in areas of expertise. Everyone has areas where we excel and others where we don’t, this gives us a versatile and powerful group dynamic.
CWF was formed as a forum with an interest for freeware games, and after getting the crew in stock we decided that it wouldn’t be enough with aspiration to become “A Freeware site” – if you want to do something, do it all the way. We decided that we wanted CWF to mix with the best of the best, and eventually make it the greatest online freeware-game site. Maz and Zyx has the expertise of coding and coordinating with designers (when applicable). IF you find the features and functions on CWF to be to your liking, these are the men to praise. They work hard and long! Chroelle is the owner/payer of CWF. His expertises are generally a willingness to learn, work hard, and get things done (and then let others correct his mistakes).
A community is responsible for games uploads and validation along with the game hunters, mostly Chroelle, Pater Alf (PA), eMTe, Scythe, Pager and Drasir-Vel. Others are known to participate at the levels they can, and more are welcome!
In addition to the official administration, there is a volunteer enthusiastic crew, who is willing to help and guide new members of the site. They are divided into groups of moderators, game hunters and coders. Read more about these crew-functions in a later chapter.
In the following you can read how this site runs and will be run. What we have to offer and what our goals are. The site is about quality freeware games, with a big line under quality. We try to have a large stock of games that are of such high entertainment-value that you won’t regret your download, and will probably be looking for a sequel to it after playing.
The site is meant to be for the members and not just for the crew. A joint effort all around. Members are able to work for the site, and suggest things/features/games/etc. to make their mark on how it will work and how it will look.
The site is a quality freeware games site. This means that we offer games of a validated good quality. The games are either proven freeware or we have special permission from developer to have it hosted on this site. You will not find freeware tools for download on this site, unless they are used for purposes of this site. We are not a place of abandonware, and only have legal content on the site.
However, we do take pride in trying to make some of the old classics into freeware. If you remember playing a game 15 years ago and don’t know where to get it anymore unless you want to break copyright laws and get it at an abandonware site, then this is the place for you. Tell us which game you are looking for, and we will see if we can get permission to host the game on this site. We call that specific project Abandonware to Freeware (Very original - we know). Abandonware to freeware
The sites also have a project to help developers make more and better quality games. We want to assist the “indie” (independent) developers in getting more attention to their games. We aim to make awards later from our site to developers.
You can sign up as a helper in the subforum Developer Help Project.
This means that members will not need to go search through several freeware sites to get quality freeware, and even search through individual freeware sites to figure out which games are good. Every game on CWF should be good.
Hopefully all members will contribute to CWF by submitting quality games for validation to CWF.
This site will be funded through ads, and to some extent out of the personal budget of the management. We will not be making specific areas for paying members only - the main reason being that we would like to offer all features to all members. However we do feel that the expenses of CWF should be covered, so ads are there to support the costs.
Have fun surfing the site. We hope you enjoy your stay.