History of this cyberpunk site

Cyberpunk.co.uk started life as a forum in 1996 and quickly grew to be a resource material site for the community of Cyberpunk Role Playing Game players and developers.

In 1998 we purchased the domain cyberpunk.co.uk and built the initial site around it. In 1999 the site was reviewed in .net magazine and they liked it! Cyberpunk.co.uk 2001

The forum was spun off as a seperate site in 1999 and had its heyday in the early 2000's. It's still going strong modereated by a dedicated team and available at Views From The Edge

We redesigned but kept the neon green as a core theme. Here is the site in 2004: Cyberpunk.co.uk 2004

Cyberpunk Top 100

At one point in the history of the internet webrings were all the rage - we did that in the early development of the site but out of that grew the Cyberpunk Top 100 Sites list which was very popular. Later we helped found the RPG Consortium as the majour Cyberpunk Role Playing Game site.

2022 relaunch

Other then the forum the site laid dormant for many years as real world commitments and distractions got in the way. The content was removed with a view to re-building it in the future - you would have thought would have been during the pandemic of 2020 - a very cyberpunk event - and we did make a start!

Then a series of events led to the rebuild - not least wanting to find a flat file site generator to redo the pages - in the end we opted for eleventy and host on the edge of course (Cloudflare Pages). Blade Runner 2049 was released in 2017 and the Cyberpunk 2077 action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt was released in 2020. Mike Pondsmith, the originator fof Cyberpunk 2020 RPG, was heavily involved in that project and suddenly Cyberpunk was back in focus.

In the 2022 version of the site we have used an AI Midjourney to create most of the images, including the updated logo for the site and the home page splash screen. We have kept the VftE forum logo as it was for now.