Over the first year, we introduced a new downloads section, photo gallery, machine location database, articles and FAQ’s, step chart generators, the list goes on. The site grew exponentially over the years following to it’s peak in 2009, where DDR:UK now attended Anime Conventions and Expo’s, bringing the games to the public and expanding out from DDR, into other Rhythm Action Games, and consoles. We also acquired a number of arcade machines, the DanceDX was created, and the DDR:UK Dancing Stage Championships started to run.Soon afterwards, the community on the website started to decline. People now used Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to interact with each other, and the forums became bare. The posts started to slow down, and content was harder to find. Rivalries between different communities and companies started to have an effect on the website, but help came too late to save DDR:UK’s once thriving community.
During this time, the events boomed, we were attending more events than the staff could handle, and we were still being asked along to more, including recently some international venues.
The decision came at the start of August 2010, to shutdown the DDR:UK website in its old form, taking out the forum, on its 8th birthday on the 11th of September 2010. The decision came hard, and the focus became to push on forward at what DDR:UK had become great at, the events.
DDR:UK is very unique in its event and games room organisation, as there isn’t anything else like it out there within the UK.