Howdy itch.io Community!
I’m happy to announce that as of this morning the itch desktop client is available to download on the Epic Games Store. If you prefer to launch your game launchers through other game launchers then this is perfect for you! This is the same client that we have hosted on our site so you don’t need to re-download or change anything.
They reached out to us a few months back about how they were exploring adding apps to their store. We thought it was a funny idea, but also a good opportunity to potentially expose a lot more people to itch.io, as the EGS has a pretty large audience.
When you install the app on EGS it will actually download our own installer. It will use our own infrastructure to install the latest version and keep it updated completely independent of EGS. Updates will not be delivered through EGS (unless we need to update the installer). This means that if you want to update the itch app you just need to open it. It will also be installed onto your computer like any other piece of software, so you can use the “Add Remove Programs” functionality of your OS to uninstall the app. Once installed, you can remove the installer from EGS by uninstalling it there. It will not impact the system installation of the app.
Nope. This is just a new place for people to discover and download our app. Nothing about how developers or players access itch.io is changing. You can completely ignore this announcement!
Want to talk more about this? Check out our Community thread here.
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