Now that the Flappy Jam is over don’t forget to browse the top games voted by those who entered.
798 games were submitted between 02/10/2014 and 02/24/2014. 3015 ratings were cast by those who entered to 762 of the entries (95.5%) between 02/24/2014 and 03/02/2014. The average number of ratings per game was 3.8 and the median was 3.
If you have a lot of games on itch.io but not much to say on your user profile then the default column layout isn’t ideal. Starting today you can now change the layout of your profile page to put games in a grid:
Just open up the appearance editor when logged in, and check the Display games in a grid checkbox.
itch.io is proud to be helping host the Cyberpunk Game Jam organized by @deviever.
Build a Cyberpunk game based on the theme image from March 1st to March 10th and submit it on itch.io to participate.
The Flappy Jam game submission period is officially over. 798 games were submitted! That’s itch.io’s biggest game jam yet.
If you’ve submitted a game to the jam then you’re eligible to rate games. Games in the Flappy Jam are rated on two criteria: COOLNESS and HARDNESS.
You can rate a game on the game’s jam entry page. This is a separate page than the game’s page. There are two ways to get there. You can click on a game from the Flappy Jam page when logged in on itch.io. You can also go to the game’s page and click the "Rate this game for Flappy Jam" link in the upper right.
If you haven’t submitted a game don’t fret, you can still play the games. You can find the list of all submission on the Flappy Jam page. You can also leave comments on the game’s entry page if you have an itch.io account!
The rating period for the Flappy Jam ends 2014-03-02 15:59:59 PST.
If you’re looking for games to play that haven’t been rated yet or want to see who has rated the most check out the rating summary page. Each time you refresh the page you’ll get a random slice of games that have 0 ratings.
After you’ve rated a game it will display a differently on the jam game listing, making it easier to spot what you haven’t rated yet.
Thanks, and enjoy the Flappy Jam games!
If you’ve ever wanted to provide a demo to go alongside your paid game you may of had to employ some workaround such as creating a separate page or just making a link in your description to a download URL.
Starting today itch.io has the ability to host your demos. From the file uploader on the edit game page you can now mark a file as a demo.
Files that are demos are listed below the buy button on your game page and are immediately downloadable.
Like all other files you can upload, demos will have download analytics collected and shown in the game analytics page so you can see how your files are being downloaded.
Because it’s nice to get feedback on your game’s page before making it public you now have access to a secret share URL for unpublished games that lets anyone view the page.
You can find the URL on the top right of the game page when it isn’t published. Just right click, copy the link, and send it to those you want to show your game’s page to.
Note: This only lets you see the game’s page, unpublished games are unable to be purchased.
I handful of people have asked me if it was possible to have multiple accounts edit the same game page. It’s now possible with the new game admins feature!
A game admin is someone who has access to a game in your account as if they had created it. They can edit the basic data, edit the appearance, they can view the game when it’s not published yet, and they can see all of the game’s analytics.
When a game admin is approved the game will show up in their My games page.
You can find a link to the Game admins page in the Edit game tabs. Just type in the username (or their itch.io subdomain name) in the field. Game admins need to approve access to your game. Send them the generated link to let them get access.
A few weeks ago itch.io got the ability to provide a Steam key with a purchase on itch.io. Now you can also provide a Desura key or even an unbranded key for each purchase on itch.io. An unbranded key is one that can be used for your own download software, and is referred to as a “download key” without any reference to a particular store.
You can find the External download keys page on the Download keys tab of your game’s edit page.
itch.io is proud to be helping host the Flappy Jam:
Make a hard, almost unplayable game.
Use assets inspired (not ripped) from classics.
FLAPPY word or gameplay not mandatory.
Have fun, be supportive. Hate must not win.
Why are we flap… I mean, jamming?
Indie gamedevs are friendly and supportive,
envy and teasing should not belong to our
community, nor be a cause of suffering.
Flappy Jam is being organized by Ivano Palmentieri.
If you’ve ever uploaded a web game to itch.io before you may have noticed that you can supply a Suggested price as the default price when someone is donating to your game.
For downloadable games it would default to the minimum price or 1 dollar if there is no minimum price. Starting now you can set it to any amount you want above or at the minimum price: