How to use Google Sites to host a game

Posted by (twitter: @TenjouUtena)
April 22nd, 2010 3:35 pm

Here is a quick explanation on how to use Google Sites to host your Ludum Dare Project.

  1. Go to http://sites.google.com/
  2. Sign in with your Google ID.  (If you don’t have one, you will have to create one.)
  3. Click on ‘Create Site’
  4. You can pick a template at this stage if you like.  Or you can select Blank Template.
  5. Make sure that you have selected that the whole world can see the site.

You will get a nice site.  The project template one is kind of nice, if a bit noisy.

In order to upload files, log into your site.

  1. In the upper right hand corner you will see ‘More actions’  Click this, then click ‘Manage site’
  2. On the right hand side, select ‘Attachments’
    You might see some files here if you didn’t select a blank template.
  3. Click ‘Upload’ at the top or bottom.
  4. Find your file on your computer, and click ‘Upload’  (Uploading to the top level is fine)

After the file is uploaded, you can construct a URL to it like so:

http://sites.google.com/site/<your site name>/<your file name>

Here is an example:

http://sites.google.com/site/ld17utena/BrendanSpeer1-2.png

Links you here.


12 Responses to “How to use Google Sites to host a game”

  1. Praetor57 says:

    Sweet, thanks for the explanation! I never even knew google offered that…

  2. SenorDiablo says:

    thanks yeah this saved my bacon haha
    nice tutorial except the attachements part is now on the left not right. Good Luck.

  3. bajan says:

    Seems like it doesn’t work anymore. When I’m open an image this way, it working fine, but when I’m trying to open an html file, it just opens a save file dialog.

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