LT3 (Less Than 3) was created back at the end of 2011 by Dave Spanton, Steve McNamara, and Xander Dent. Breaking away from another community, the three founders decided that they wanted to create a community for their friends and fellow gamers that was less about trolling, rage and cynicism and was more about friends, family and loving the games that deserve to be loved.
The concept for LT3 very quickly became more than just an idea and a community, as more people joined the concept, and agreed with the principles that had been laid out at creation. LThan3 now houses artists, content creators, gamers and complainers from all walks of life and several nationalities.
LT3 currently creates videos on Youtube as well as streaming on Twitch.tv. Promoting the games that they believe deserve to have support behind them, even if they personally don’t like the game. The concept from day one has always been simple.
Spread the <3.
And it’s a concept that we live by, with people in all varieties of games wearing [LT3] tags*, several videos being put out on a weekly basis, competitions and so much more. LT3 content has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people and is only going to get larger. So whether you’re into FPS, RPG, Casual games, Farmville or even Japanese dating sims, you may just find someone that shares your <3.
If you’d like to know more, feel free to check out our individual author’s pages or join our Steam community group and say hello.
In 2012, things started under the name of LThan3. And although we say that LT3 was started in 2011, it wasn’t until April/May in 2012 that we realised just what we wanted LThan3 to become, until this point it was still just a community with some random guys that talked loudly about games. But that soon changed as we laid out the plans for the rest of the year.
2012 saw us grow and achieve more than we expected. We took on new staff members and began to look at our options seriously. Attending the Rezzed Gaming Expo in Brighton, Gamescom in Cologne Germany and the Eurogamer Expo, all of which taught us more than we could have imagined possible.
Surge joined our staff as a full time member in mid-2012, originally stepping in to fill shoes while people were away or ill, Surge showed that he not only has the determination to succeed but also that he has the passion that makes him a perfect fit in LThan3.
2012 is now behind us, we can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2013, and personally we think it will be bigger and better than 2012. But you’ll just have to wait and see for yourselves.
2013 saw things continue down a successful path, attending yet again Rezzed and Gamescom. As the website traffic grew, along with the Youtube channel things started getting rather hectic and extremely fun. In mid 2013 however, things were put on hiatus due to hospitalization of Dave Spanton, one of our key staff members. With Dave out of commission things slowed down over the next few months. The end of 2013 saw a small decline for us, as instead of focusing on the external facing part of the company, we instead decided to clean up the inside and try to use this downtime to put procedures in place to prevent such things happening again.
2014 started with new goals, new ambitions and everything essentially “coming up Milhouse”. As of writing this in May, a new site has just been finished, new goals and mission statements have been decided upon and with Dave returning, things can once again get rolling under full steam.
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* Originally the [<3] Tag, until realising just how much it breaks some games when they don’t take in to account the < in a username.