This week only – 25% SALE!
To celebrate the biggest week of the gaming year – this week’s E3 Expo – we’re lowering the price of PowerUp by 25%! The offer lasts until this Sunday, June 18!

PowerUp is the WordPress theme built for the video game enthusiast. Our goal was to achieve a dark, detailed, super-unique design with a look and feel that’s pitch perfect for sites related to games and gaming. It’s suitable for the games blogger as well as the aspiring video game journalist. With several unique new features already in the works and more planned for the future, you can expect PowerUp to be upgraded on a regular basis.

Please be sure to visit the demo site here to see a live example of PowerUp. And do read through the different posts there to dive a bit more into the nitty-gritty of this WordPress game theme. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask.


A dark, detailed and super clean layout perfect for video game sites
Fast and lightweight for maximum publishing speed, no bloated code or slow plugins
Optional ‘highlighted’ content feature: bring more attention to important stories by color-marking them for easy scanning

Possible to add marker to header tabs and link to all highlighted posts

Optional featured content area on the front page in two designs:

The default, a more visually striking design, and…
..a slider variation along with a widget location intended for an ad placement (300×250 unit)

Optional trending stories news ticker below header

Displays most commented on stories published in the last week

Dropdown navigation:

unique three-level menu
social icons
unstyled widget location
customize dropdown menu width/height
snaps to full-screen at mobile resolutions (customize exact resolution)
customize “Browse” button text

Multi-level tabbed header navigation:

option to mark a tab with customized text
optionally, add custom prefix text to tab area

Liquid responsive design
Latest posts on front page can optionally be grouped by date
Video shortcodes for easy insertion of responsive videos
Widgetized sidebar and footer
Clean and well-marked code
Thoroughly tried and tested across a range of devices
Proven author with fast and friendly support
Lifetime free updates
Jargon-free documentation


Update 1.6 (June 13, 2017)
– Added a second, more visually striking featured stories design for the front page (this layout is now the default one, previous layout is still available and can be switched on through the settings, in the ‘Misc’ section)
– Re-reviewed typography and began moving the theme to a font family more suitable for a gaming site
– Fine-tuned numerous design elements/animations

Update 1.5.5 (June 09, 2017)
– Added related content area below posts (can be disabled in the settings)
– Updated video shortcode plugin (shifted some embed codes from ‘http’ to ‘https’)
– Minor styling adjustments

Update 1.5 (June 05, 2017)
– Added author box to end of posts. The author’s Gravatar, description and position at the site can now be displayed
– Added Gravatar support to comments
– Some styling improvements

Update 1.4 (May 29, 2017)
– Header tabs now support multi-level dropdown menus
– Main dropdown menu now closes when clicked anywhere outside of it
– When gallery image is full size, the full-screen background is now transparent

Update 1.3.5 (May 27, 2017)
– It is now possible to add content like videos and galleries above the post title, into the featured image area. Please browse through the demo site’s content for live examples (usage details in the documentation)
– Included a shortcode plugin which allows for quick entering of fully responsive videos (usage details in the documentation)

Update 1.3 (May 26, 2017)
– In preparation for future updates, the entire layout is now liquid responsive
– Post/page layouts now stretch wider
– Latest posts on the front page are now ungrouped by default (grouping posts by date can be enabled in the “Misc” section)
– Minor design fine-tuning

Update 1.2 (May 24, 2017)
– Various improvements:
— improved contrast, brightness, readability across the entire theme
— re-worked spacing of some elements
— added animated underline effect to the ‘Read more’ link

Update 1.1 (May 19, 2017)
– Added option to disable grouping by date for posts on the front page
– Every download now includes a document with tips & tricks for running a gaming site, penned by an industry veteran with 5+ years of experience in operating video game news and review sites.

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