You can always find the latest version on https://itch.io/app.
The app is available for Windows, Linux and macOS.
Keep in mind that many games are limited to specific platforms. HTML5 games can be downloaded and played on all platforms.
On Windows and macOS it will automatically download and apply updates when a new version is released. You'll get a notification with a list of changes and will have a choice to restart the app now or later.
On Linux you'll have to get updates through your package manager or by redownloading. The app is available:
Reinstalling the app or installer a newer version of the app will keep your Library intact with all games installed and functional.
No. We want the app to compliment the website, not replace it. There are some things that don’t work well in a browser, like installing and updating software, so that’s why we made the app.
The preferences page shows where games are installed by default. You can add other install locations and make them the new default, to avoid filling up your system disk.
The app will do the best it can to figure out how to start your game by looking for an executable or script.
If the default heuristics don’t work with your game, you need multiple launch targets, or want API integration, you can distribute an App manifest with your game, that tells the itch app how to run them properly.
Read the integration guide, which covers the following topics:
The app requires Windows 7+
While the app can now run most games you can find, compatibility issues still happen from time to time, especially on Linux where best practices aren’t followed by all.
You can use the “Send feedback” button to report them to our dedicated compatibility tracker and help us get running!
Use the ‘Send feedback’ item of the main menu (bottom-left, click on your name), this will prefill an issue with your platform and app version on our issues tracker on github.
Make sure to adhere to our Code of Conduct, so that everyone feels welcome!
The app and all its helpers are open-source, you can browse their code on our Github organization.
In particular, check out: