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Chocolatey works on Windows and is FLOSS (Free and Libre Open Source Software) and it the primary method I personally use for updating and installing various programs.  I've migrated nearly all of my usual programs to open-source alternatives.  The ones that aren't open source are games (and game launchers) as well as storefront applications like Steam.  So about 95% open-source system here (not counting the Windows OS of course).

Link: https://chocolatey.org/

Hello, the Kickstarter version of the game here on itch is still being updated weekly or so.  Is this intended?

The OST is sold seperately on their website if you JUST want that.  There's issues with licensing and distribution that tie their hands and prevent them from offering it here separately even if you purchased the game.

That said, the 'Dazed Edition' includes the OST within the game download itself.  If you really want to, just grab the game and then copy the OST to another directory for your playlist :)

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The game now has subtitles and in multiple languages!
(English, German, Russian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese)

Enjoy and rejoice!  ^_^

This game reminds me a lot of Cosmic Star Heroine <3

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/cosmic-star-heroine

https://www.gog.com/game/cosmic_star_heroine

And also on Steam if you want :P

But I really love the ideas and concept.  I'm a big fan of the lovely pixel art <3

I've got a few influencers on my Discord server who might want to give the game a go so I'll ask em if they wanna make a video on the demo :)

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Matt I love your games!
I grabbed the older ones off of your personal website (that you have hosted) and greatly enjoyed EBF 3 (though mostly played it offline on my laptop).  Do consider a 'bundle pack' of all your games all together for like $25 or something because collectors love that stuff!  I know some of the older games are a bit of a pain to turn into self-contained EXE files but it can be done (I've actually done that already for my own personal use; it just embeds the flash file within a small SWF player).

Just stick a note that the games older than EBF3 aren't fully supported and let that be it.  I hope that my Steam forum suggestion about native controller support for your games may become a reality sometime :)

EDIT:  If it is possible to buy the game DRM-free here on itch and also get a Steam key with purchase that would be amazing!  I have many friends who want to play via Steam (for achievements mainly) and I want to be able to also play it on Steam while having this itch.io version as well.

Try using 'Firefox Portable' from PortableApps or another website of your choice.  That'll isolate any system issues and should permit you to load up the game.

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Consider this a crash course on why 'hotlinking' is bad and why you should feel bad that as a 'game developer' you think it is ok to use that as standard practice.

There's a way to embed it properly or host it yourself as a fallback.  It isn't itch's job to permit hotlinks from their CDN for you or anyone else.

Also iframes within iframes within iframes is such a screwed-up system that you might be learning gamedev for browsers from some book made for Internet Explorer 6 back in 1999.  Time for you to learn HTML5 and the proper way to do game embeds from the itch platform.

You are not a 'developer' you are a plagiarist and a coward.  Don't try to hide behind the 'but i'm a developer too look at my EXPERIENCE' garbage.

Attribution is REQUIRED for anything linked to or used.  Your website(s) do the absolute bare minimum they can get away with because you know most indie devs will either not know or not care to file DMCA takedowns on every web portal that plagiarizes a hosted version of their game.

Web portals are trash and always have been malware-ridden stains on the internet.  Gamers use Steam, GoG, itch, and other distribution stores to play games instead.  If people want plagiarized spyware-encumbered "free" games, they realize that those have almost all moved to mobile (the new dumping ground unfortunately).

Speak for yourself and never presume to speak for other devs.  Plagiarism is one of the biggest problems still infesting the internet.

Then of course Reddit was one of the most prominent places to find promotions for G2A/Kinguin/etc key-reseller sites that engage in rampant wholesale criminal activity and theft that DIRECTLY impacts indie devs by putting the devs on the hook for massive chargeback fees!

It wasn't until some prominent YouTubers got the word out (most notably TotalBiscuit) that awareness finally got people to stop seeing those types of key-reseller sites as anything but illegitimate trash.

This is hardly the place to defend such a grotesque mockery of a website on the internet.
Reddit is filled with trash and they (unfortunately) outnumber the handful of decent people on the site.
Reddit 'free game' subreddits often promote ASF (afk automatic farming of Steam cards on multiple accounts without acually playing games) and thereby directly promote a culture of hoarding games without actually playing them (or exploiting the systems for profit above all else).

It is the very worst of 'min-max' gamer culture combined with the very worst people on the internet.
I stand by my statement when I proclaim that Reddit is trash.  Having a tiny handful of diamonds inside a steaming mountain of filth doesn't make the filth any less filthy.

The dev needs promo but they don't need Reddit trash spewing on their game page.  Just play the game or bugger off because there are no trading cards or achievements or other crap to exploit here.

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Your Discord link is broken.  Please post a Discord invite link. 

It should look something like this: https://discord.gg/MPGWjgb

Shameless plug; that's the one for my community server ;)

They're Reddit trash that flood into game pages looking for freebies.  They don't actually play anything they grab and just hoard it.  They care not for the devs behind the games or actually helping them out.

I'm gonna give this a quick go and help the devs out how I can.  Gotta offset the trash with a great deal of positivity :)

GTFO, Reddit trash.  Go home, you're drunk :P

Chiming in to support this project (and the free giveaway) with my heartfelt kudos to the devs and all those involved :)

Do be mindful that as soon as you start charging money for access to the game (regardless of how it is done) then it goes from demo/testing into full release.  If you want to do paid Early Access then you should be prepared for the full brunt of criticism.

If you actually want to test the game rather than do Early Access preordering, then perhaps a closed beta testing period would help out more.

I'm always supportive of great indie devs, but I also want to protect the consumer from potential pitfalls.  I try to steer people towards supporting awesome games that are either completed or have a free demo and need some crowdfunding boost to get funded/completed.

Since there were no links provided; I will oblige.

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1191570/Hero_Soul_I_want_to_be_a_Hero/

Blog (last update Nov 2018): https://herosoulgame.blogspot.com/p/about_30.html

I totally get that devs wanna dig down and get things done, but an occasional post (maybe once a month) wouldn't hurt.

CrossCode is another game that took years to fully create but the devs stayed in touch every step of the way (usually once a month or sometimes more often).  :)

There has been little to no dev posting over here in months.  Is this game still alive?

I haven't seen an update here since Oct 2019.  Is this project still alive?

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Not required; you can 'install' the game using the itch.io desktop application/launcher.  :)

This method lets you play it offline without a standard web browser :)

Source: https://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=24751

I find your lack of faith disturbing.  I can meme too ya know.

Canadian devs should ask the Canadian govt/people for funding instead of ebegging on Kickstarter or other USA-focused websites.  You don't tell people that KickStarter charges them an extra fee for currency conversion when they 'pledge' to non-USA developers.

Usually I'm all for supporting devs, however when a developer is too bullheaded to seek out free govt money from their own govt specifically designed to fund indie projects like this, then I dunno what to tell ya.  Literally just put in a French language option in addition to English and you can get funding.  Throw in a few maple leafs and other Canadian references like what that South Park game did.

Ubisoft and all the other major publishing bastards get this govt money so why shouldn't you?  :P

Also the devs are from Canada and don't need funding from non-Canadian sources; go ask your govt for funding instead.

https://www.destructoid.com/canadian-government-funding-indie-games-development-143640.phtml

Why is the game being updated like three times over the past ~48 hours?  Is this going to be the normal update cadence or will the updates be tested before being rolled out?

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Off Topic:
Can someone please tell me why 'suspended account' text is still visible?  They're promoting porn links FFS.  For those who are absolutely curious (and of legal age) just right click and copy and paste link in a web browser but put a + at the end so that it shows only a preview of where it redirects.

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I love that this game is being promoted just in time for All Hallows Eve again ;)

Having the (loud as heck) music start playing as soon as I load a game's webpage is NOT ok!
Having it then be some HTML5 game that I wasn't aware was an HTML5 game because 'Web' wasn't marked properly is another issue.

HTML5 games on the itch.io main website need to be forced to always be CLICK TO PLAY.
I'm starting to regret telling others about itch.io or promoting any of these itch.io games if the website can't be bothered to put in such a basic consumer-facing feature into their service.

Does buying on itch.io provide a free steam key with that purchase?

You can try asking the dev where the save-games are and then download the game via the desktop application again and transfer your save games over, then uninstall the existing non-itch install.

Hello; I'd like to request that devs uploading games to itch be automatically linked to the QuickStart Guide so that they can support their games in the itch.io desktop application.  Having to poke each and every dev to do so is a bit troublesome on my end.

If it were me, I'd go so far as to making it mandatory (like how Steam makes compatibility with their client be mandatory for sale), however I understand itch likes to suggest rather than strong-arm so that's up to how admins wanna do it.

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If you all are wanting some content created for the game (stream, YT video), I've read the 'book report edition' blurb and would be interested in doing a writeup in exchange for an itch.io key (or even a Steam key, either one is ok).

Please let me know if this interests you; I'd love to introduce the game to my gaming community.

EDIT:  The 'book report' key still requires an initial game purchase.  Oh well :(

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I'm not telling you to ignore it.  I'm telling you to be more productive in how you go about dealing with this issue.
Personally I don't know how/why such downloads are bothering you.  If those users are asking you for support then you just use an automated response that the game is meant for the Windows OS and there is no support for any other operating systems.

This may also be an opportunity for you to consider making a mobile (paid) version of your item and make some money off of it instead.  Turn an annoyance into a profitable venture.

But hey what do I know?  You'd rather sit here complaining about it instead of doing something more productive ;)

EDIT:  You're already using Unity and most of your games don't seem to have any gameplay that would exclude a (paid) mobile port.  Might also help to offer a (Google Translated) arabic version of your store page/blurb so that those visitors actually understand what you're saying.

This is a super cute idea.  Reminds me of an olddd retro game on the Sega Mega Drive (16-bit) back in the day.  Can't remember the name of it but it had a similar 'spin around to avoid obstacles' gimmick.

Cute idea, although that's neither how dialysis works nor how cross-circulation works.

It is a cute original concept despite the odd premise.  Kudos ^_^

This is starting to become more of a racist thread against people you don't like, rather than a productive thread about educating consumers about proper downloads.  How about we be more productive instead?

Perhaps some wording changes on the download page itself regarding items meant only for Windows/Mac/Android or other Operating Systems.

To use a similar analogy, I doubt anyone in this thread knows how to take apart a car engine and put it back together or even how it works in explicit detail, yet we drive cars every single day.  Some people drive a car and just pay someone else to do basic maintenance.

There is such a thing as 'tethering' where someone uses/pretends to be using a mobile user-agent string in order to bypass supposed spying/restrictions on their home internet (or if they are unable to get home internet due to cost or other factors).  It would be foolish to immediately presume malicious intent without significantly more data.

If these downloads are bothering you, then edit your page to make it clear that the downloads are not meant for mobile operating systems.  If these same users are bothering you with support requests for when exe files don't work on mobile, you ignore them.  I feel that would be far more productive then this length 2+ page rant about it.

The subtitle means 'The Eyes of the World'.  Just in case anyone was wondering ;)

You're making fun of people who tend to live in countries so repressive that they can literally be killed by their government for accessing/downloading certain material.

Technological illiteracy there tends to be the fault of the oppressive regime that severely limits access to new information at their whim.

You should focus on more productive endeavors.

I legit never knew that site existed.  Thanks for the info!  <3

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I do so appreciate the correction ~87 days later.  Really nice sleuthing there, chief ;)

Also anyone who links to Wikipedia is someone that has no business discussing things on the internet.  :P
Wikipedia is still complete trash.