Not long after successfully putting together the EC Steam Group, the members talked about creating a forum to supplement the chat. Ikono stepped in and singlehandedly built the forums with his own server and using a free .tk domain.
Starting out simply as a forum, the community started gaining popularity with help from the group regulars and some small dismissive mentions from James Portnow.
With continued collaboration, Extra Curricular became built up. During the collaboration, it became apparent that Extra Curricular needed room to grow in order for it to become an official extension of Extra Credits. After a couple more months of work Extra Curricular became part of Extra-Credits.net which launched around January 9th, 2012.