If the creator of the music shows up, you could be in legal hot water even if you don't sell the game. Many creators are reasonable; many are not. Is the music so integral to your game? Perhaps you can replace it with material from a safe source, such as Open Game Art or Jamendo, just to be on the safe side.
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Do you have a game that will be played in the browser? Those use a layout with no sidebar, so the screenshots don't show. Upload a couple anyway, they'll be shown in listing tooltips, game jams and whatnot. Size doesn't really matter, far as I can tell.
Hello! Sorry to insist, as this has been pointed out before, but the manual verification of payouts used to take three days. Now it's been eight days since I requested one, and nothing. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to itch.io for giving me a chance to earn that money at all, but I'm also kinda counting on them. Thank you.
Edit: it's all right if it takes three weeks instead of three days; I just need to know how long so I can plan ahead.
You can get the address of a screenshot you uploaded with right click -> Copy image location. Then just paste it here on a line by itself and press enter; the image will be embedded in your post.
(Dear itch.io devs: seeing how often people ask this exact same question again and again, maybe, just maybe, adding a dedicated button to the editor toolbar would be a justified effort?)
Itch.io directly supports open source entries by letting you specify a license, under Metadata -> Release info, and indeed some famous tools such as Tiled (not sure about games) are quite popular here. You're welcome to share!
"Only?" You're doing fine if you didn't do any active promotion. What did you expect after two days, record sales?! Let people know that you just released a new game. Don't you hang out in other forums? Social networks? Potentially interested people are everywhere. Talk to them!
It's a problem all right. Game jams on itch.io can see fairly high participation, but the conversation around most entries is usually non-existent. Most people don't rate, don't comment, don't bookmark, don't nothing, as a general rule. And if someone has a solution, I'd love to hear it, because what more can developers do than, you know, participate? That's what a public game jam is for: increasing the visibility of entrants. If that doesn't work, might as well hold a private event at a LAN party.
Having recently worked on software to procedurally generate 3D models, I figured it would be a good idea to try it out by creating a collection of Brutalist buildings. They're a good fit for a number of reasons:
- I happen to be very familiar with the style.
- Brutalism is pretty much defined by simple repetitive elements.
- Shape talks without the need for texture, making STL files sufficient.
The plan is to make about a dozen of those (more if I can, of course). Question is, do you think they could be useful as game assets or something?
Any other feedback is of course welcome. Thank you.
You really need to put more effort into the presentation. Judging from the screenshots, it's a run-and-gun platformer with a sci-fi story involving alien visitation conspiracies? (That's good visual storytelling, by the way, but you also need to write down a few things.) And please, PLEASE use some other archive format. RAR is proprietary, and can only be handled with the manufacturer's own software, which isn't guaranteed to remain available in the future.
How long is a piece of string? There's no way to answer the question without knowing more about the game itself. That said:
- Faking 2D with 3D is a trap, because you get all the difficulties of working with 3D with none of the benefits.
- Android supports 3D by definition -- its very specification requires hardware with OpenGL support. On other platforms it's not as guaranteed as people think.
Hopefully this will help make a decision. Cheers.
In what sense? If you mean as an itch.io project, well, you can embed the video from YT or wherever, write a description and, I dunno, offer the accompanying source code as a download? Otherwise, I don't quite see the point. Might as well just post it in General Development. But weren't you just starting to learn how to program?
I first tried to treat my account as personal, for various reasons, but then realized that even corporate Twitter accounts are, after all, created and maintained by an actual person, and my label is nothing that formal anyway -- just an umbrella name for a group of friends -- so I changed the name and description accordingly. But things will be different for everyone.
Oh, okay. For that, I recommend the official Python tutorial. For learning to make games with the language, the PyGame library is very easy to use, and does a good job. I gave up, though, because it's hard to distribute games made with it. For that, the pyglet library would be better suited -- though I wrote a couple that simply run in text mode. Hope this helps!
I'm a developer. And judging by what I can see when looking at user profiles, many if not most of us seem to try their hand at gamedev at least once. Which is only natural for people who play and love games.
What are you doing exactly, and what error message are you getting? You can publish online games here by picking HTML under "Kind of project" and ticking the "This file will be played in the browser" checkbox after uploading the right archive (it has to contain a file called index.html).
Every modern operating system can open a .ZIP file without external help. Just double-click on it. If that fails for any reason, there's no shortage of free archive managers (and file managers) that can do it, for example 7Zip. Oh, and last time I checked, WinZip was shareware. You don't have to pay for it -- not at first, anyway.
ZIP is quite literally the most widely supported archive format. Any other option would be less flexible.