Host your Ludum Dare games on itch.io!

Posted by (twitter: @moonscript)
August 22nd, 2014 4:31 pm

Hello everyone, I create itch.io, the open indie game marketplace. In addition to being a marketplace, itch.io lets you host free games. It makes a great candidate for hosting your Ludum Dare games. It comes with detailed analytics and a cool game page designer. There’s no ads or anything lame like that, if you disable payments for a game then it’s just 1 click to download. Embedded web games show right away in your game’s page.

I’ve been actively developing the site over the past year and half now and I’ve added a lot of new features since I first launched. (Maybe you saw my original launch post on the Ludum Dare blog). HTML5, Flash, Unity, and Java games are supported in additional to traditional downloadable games. The goal of itch.io is to give you a simple way to create your game’s homepage. You can design, write details and upload images along with your game. Check out the Rougelight game page to get an idea of what you can make with the built in theme editor.

I’ve created a Ludum Dare 30 tag, just pick ludum-dare-30 when creating your game. I’ll post all the games that get uploaded after the comp/jam.

You can check out some of the games that are already on the site here: http://itch.io/browse

And here’s the FAQ if you want more information: http://itch.io/about/faq

I couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of the indie game dev community, so thanks and good luck with LD30!

If you got any questions leave a comment or bug me on Twitter, @moonscript

 

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2 Responses to “Host your Ludum Dare games on itch.io!”

  1. Hambone says:

    I love this site! I will def host on itch.io!

  2. CivvyThePandaTM says:

    Heard about itch.io before, I’m considering hosting my game on it now because last LD, the hosting for game was just really bad.

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