I searched for "soccer" and from the results I filtered those where displayname is NOT included in username. That resulted in only three results (including mine (now)). Those other two displaynames have same behavior as mine, meaning, they cannot be found in creator search. So this is just a conceptual problem: When you choose a display name not included in your username you are not informed about the consequences for search. Maybe add some help texts to GUIs pointing this out ?
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Thanks, another user reported the same as you, also Chrome/Windows. I can confirm it to work fine for my fresh install of Windows 10.0.17134.1 and Chrome 70.0.3538.77. Also checked different keyboard layouts and it works here and also on my homepage (where there is much simpler page code :-)). So could possibly be a problem with extensions or an old chrome version with a bug (if you google for "chrome keyboard does not work" there is quite a history). In any case Firefox or Pale Moon should help.
Thanks for the notification. I now see it when searching for "soccer". Was not the case before. Searching for "hyperactive soccer" always worked but user does not know game names a priori. Hint: You can select from different speeds in the game. CPU opponent is good and you concede goals at first. Later you strike back.
Thanks for the response. So I can be found by the unknown username, not by the known display name. I was sure it worked before so remembered wrong. And keyword search does not work because there is competition (I read that now a second time) and there is an official soccer tag. I had tried others of my games and their keywords with no success. So I assume there are also official tags in that cases that prevent them to be found.
To conclude the case:
Keeping my soccer game here and I give notice on my profile page my games can be found on my homepage. If one can find the profile page though.
Could you please confirm (or state otherwise) I have been evicted from itch.io ? And if so for what reason.
1. I can no longer find myself in search of creator (beppigames).
2. My games were no longer listed in search of their keywords.
I had filed a bug below about my game "Hyperactive Soccer" not appearing in searches for "soccer" but the responses indicated everything was in order which I think is not the case at all.
Note in the meantime I pulled my games. But I left one here (the soccer game) which should suffice to check for a bug. If its a bug.
Thanks for trying to figure this out. Checked that box and I do not see my game on the result pages. Maybe its kind of "admin sees", "users cannot see" or "this particular user (me) cannot see" problem. Maybe when another user reports a similiar issue it could be fixed.
My summary: This is either a bug on your or my side or my games are somehow not eligible to be found by a search of their keywords.
Final update: I can no longer find beppigames (myself) in searches for creators. I am sure I could before. So maybe if a creator is "outlisted", his games are still there but no longer listed in search results for their keywords. I now put my games up on my own homepage but I left Hyperactive Soccer here.
I am just using the normal search from Chrome or Firefox desktop browser on Linux. For me my game is neither in list for "football" nor "soccer". How do I even get to your page 4 ? There is no further scrolling in my search results.
Only when I search using https://itch.io/games/genre-sports/platform-web it appears after some time of scrolling. So it seems still in your "system". But I know my game appeared in normal searches for "soccer" in the past. Something did change.
My game is a complete web based 5-aside-soccer game. Real soccer game, no penalty shootout. There is not that much competition and, again, it did appear in searches for "soccer" in the past. And I did not change the tags.
Update: Same problem for my most recent game, Curse Of Zipfelmuetz tags, e.g. try "witchcraft". Are you pulling games out of searches under certain conditions (other than when the user specifies it in the Edit Game settings) ? Is this stated anywhere in your rules ?
My game Hyperactive Soccer is not found in a search for "soccer".
My chosen keywords for the game are (its retro soccer which is related to two C64 and VCS2600 soccer games):
Curse Of Zipfelmuetz
A 6 level exploring and broom riding jump and run. Retries and thinking required.
Your 50 cats were snatched by magicians. Free them.
You play as the young energetic cat caring witch, commonly known by her nickname "Curse Of Zipfelmuetz".
Link to Game:
Move and Menu Navigation: Arrow keys or WASD.
Jump or any other action: X or M. You will have to find out by yourself what other actions are possible.
Proceed in menus: Space or Return.
Admit defeat in a level: P. To return to title menu, press P again.
Must read this:
1. The "Trespassers Guide" (second option in title menu) contains hints.
2. Left/right keys at first option in title menu sets the start level. This allows for practicing every level. Practice broom riding in level 6 or 3.
3. You can admit defeat in a level by pressing key P. You return to the title menu by pressing key P again.
A fast 5-a-side-soccer game with singleplayer and two player modes.
IMPORTANT: This game is fast. So you may want to start with "Incredibly Slow" speed level.
- good CṔU opponent and non-pathetic gameplay
- 16 nations
- friendly matches
- tournament (quarterfinal to final)
- celebrations if tournament won
- 6 speeds in friendly matches and tournament (incredibly slow to fast)
- 4 brain and 6 speed levels (in "singleplayer" mode where both teams have same features)
Keys: Arrow keys and X or WASD and M. Or Joystick. Read controls submenu. Key B for back (in menus, in game aborts a game).
Also note the teams have different strengths. You may want to first pick a good one as yours and later, more experienced, your favorite one.
(To admins: This is not a brand new release but it never got any coverage and I discovered community only recently after uploading my most recent game).
So, summarizing, now keyboard no longer works but it did in the past, regardless if joystick is connected or not. That is strange. You could make a test however by starting the browser with/without gamepad connected. On my Ubuntu 16.04 and OSX 10.11.4 both with Chrome 66.0.3359.139 (64 bit) it works. Have no 64 bit windows box for test.
You may be the third person ever using gamepad :-) The game uses the html5 gamepad api.
What Operating System/Browser/Joystick do you use ? Is it an analog (stick) or digital one (pad) ?
Does connecting the joystick before starting the browser or reloading the page after connecting it improve things ?
Is e.g. the menu pointer moving by itself ? Because ...
Guess 1: A joystick option turned on which causes firing of events continuously, e.g. autofire ?
Guess 2: Maybe your joystick is an analog stick and in rest position yields already an axis value which is above the fixed threshold I have chosen (0.25). I did not implement a full calibration process. Worked for my XBOX controller and logitech precision pad in tests.
No Windows version is planned. For now there exist the HTML5 version (always up to date), the Android version (older version, I no longer make Android versions for new games) and an internal Linux version.